In this program, students will learn how to effectively manage, rehearse, and direct a cappella groups and choirs. Students will gain a wealth of information on teaching a cappella music in the public school system, as well as how to lead a college a cappella group towards competition. Teachers enrolled in the program will also gain a better understanding of virtual teaching and music technology.
While there are no pre-requisites to any of the courses, students should have a passing familiarity with musical notation, music theory, and notation software. If a student does not have these qualifications, they may struggle to keep up with the content. It is recommended that students who are not familiar with music theory or notation software learn these before enrolling in this program. Vocaversity offers an individual course that reinforces this material, but the course is not part of the Directing program and must be purchased separately. For a list of resources, click here.
By the end of this program, students will be able to:
1) Maximize rehearsal time with any a cappella group.
2) Prepare quality competition sets.
3) Prepare lessons on virtual coaching, virtual teaching, and using music technology in the classroom.
4) Design live a cappella shows and assemble live sound equipment.