Modal Choir: An Old/New Approach to Singing in Modes

How to use solfege to teach modal (Dorian, Phrygian, etc.) choral music, both old and new. We will also highlight approachable choral repertoire that is in modes.

Alec Schumacker


Alec Schumacker is a Lecturer in Music at the University of Hawaiʻi, where he teaches the University Chorus, and Choral Director at Sacred Hearts Academy in Honolulu, where he teaches four curricular choirs and a music history course. He holds a DMA in Choral Conducting from the University of Miami.

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