Want to Contribute?

Thank you for being an integral part of the choral community.  Read below for information on how to contribute:

STEP ONE:
Select one or two warm ups, sight-singing, ear-training, or music theory techniques that are part of your normal rehearsal. Record your lesson, with or without a choir, using a phone or video camera. 

  • Salutation
    Please follow the Choir Director Script – {Salutation} to the Choral Window, I am { Name }, and our/this warm up focuses on {technique(s)}.”
  • Instructional Process
    Provide a step-by-step process on how to perform the technique
  • Performance Demonstration
    At the end of the warm up, perform the warm up a few times, as if there is a choir with you to follow along.

STEP TWO: 
Fill out the submission form below and upload the video. A panel of choral educators will review the quality of content. You will receive an email upon acceptance.  Then, your video(s) will be strategically placed in one of ten categories on the website.

If your submission is unaccepted, we will provide guidance for revision to meet submission requirements.

**Even if you find a warm up that is similar to yours on the site, there is always a different approach that can be taught.

SUBMISSION TIPS/ADVICE:

  • Show us the process in teaching the warm up, not just the warm up itself.
  • If you learned the warm up from someone else, please give credit to that person.
  • If you start on a specific note or key, please state in the video.
  • To enhance each warm up, consider a mental image and kinesthetic movement to assist the singers in their overall understanding and application.
  • If you need to fix a particular vocal issue during warmup, please continue to record as that could be a teachable moment for other choral educators. It’s up to you if you want to submit that video or send in a new one.
  • Any video equipment is sufficient to record both choir and educator during the rehearsal or educator alone. Submissions should be 2 – 15 minutes in length.
Accepted SubmissionUnaccepted Submission
SalutationAdheres to provided opening script in STEP 1Does not adhere to opening script on STEP 1
Video/Audio QualityVideo and audio quality is clear and does not distract from overall warm up demonstrationVideo and/or audio quality is grainy/muffled and distracts from overall warm up demonstration
Instructional ProcessThe step-by-step process of the content is clear and can be appliedThe step-by-step process of the content is unclear and application is difficult to implement
Performance DemonstrationComplete performance of the warm up has been demonstratedPerformance of the warm up did not provide a full, succinct demonstration

 

Questions? Please email us at thechoralwindow@gmail.com

Thank you for participating in the educational experience for the online global choral community!!

The Choral Window Team

Submit Your Warm Up/Literacy Technique HERE

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