SCG partners with American Composers Forum

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ChoralQuest®, is an exciting series of new music and accompanying curricula for middle-level choir published by the American Composers Forum.

The program was started as a response to feedback from music educators that there is a pressing need for new, fresh choral music. The heart of this program is new works written by a diverse group of leading American composers who have created challenging pieces that are a true departure from standard middle school repertoire. Based on the successful decade-long BandQuest® program, the compositions are accompanied by curriculum materials designed to assist students as they learn the music and to integrate each piece with non-music studies.The ChoralQuest series is representative of the immense range and richness of American musical traditions. It gives students tools with which to create music, encouraging them to explore and to appreciate historical and cultural contexts.

it’s time to kick things off with our first ChoralQuest residency with acclaimed, powerhouse composer Abbie Betinis.

School partners are  Cottage Grove Middle School in MN, Lakeside School in Seattle, WA, and Sister Cities Girlchoir in Philadelphia, PA,.

 

Today was our first virtual planning meeting–check out our screenshot of our Zoom!

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