At the SCF Annual General Meeting on Saturday, October 17th, 2020 the following were elected to the Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 year - new to the Board, Marley Duckett, Saskatoon; Bryn Frape, Saskatoon; Deborah Nelson, Regina; Cynthia Peyson Wahl, Regina and incumbent Bob Nicholls, Regina. They will be joining James Hawn, Saskatoon; Joshua Hendricksen, Regina and Kelsey Kuz, Regina.
Also, at the AGM the Awards and Recognition recipients for the 2020-2021 year were announced. The winner for the Outstanding Administrator Award which is presented to a school administrator who has made a significant different in music education in Saskatchewan by developing and supporting choral music within their school is Dr. Mark Anderson, Luther College High School, Regina.
The Community Service Award recognizes the contribution of an individual or group to the cultural life of Sasktchewan through involvement in the development of choral music in their community. The recipient for this year is Corinne Groff, Regina.
The Golden Note Award recognizes the contributions of individuals (directors and singers) to the cultural life of Saskatcheawn by their long-time (25+ years) active participation in the choral arts. This year's recipients include Phoebe Voigts, Director of Saskatoon Children's Choir, Saskatoon; and three singers, Judy Fawell, Monique Lovatt and Sandra Pfeifer, all of the Regina Ladies Choir, Regina.
Congratulations to all the winners! Presentations will be made to each of the recipients at a time that those that can celebrate in these awards with the winners can participate. Due to the restrictions with COVID-19 we are working to determine how that will best work at this time!
Below are some additional resources to add to the list from yesterday's post that were shared with Dr. Melissa Morgan.
If you have any information you would like added, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Online tools and resources
The links below have been compiled as a resource for choirs, conductors, and other choral leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic and shared with us by Choir Alberta and other contributors as noted. If you have additional resources, we would love to add them — please forward them to us at email@example.com. Thank you!
INFORMATION + IDEAS
COVID-19 ACTION PLAN TEMPLATE — SHARED BY KATY LUYK, KOKOPELLI CHOIRS
PRINCIPLES TO GUIDE COMMUNITY CHOIRS THROUGH COVID-19 — SHARED BY KATY LUYK, KOKOPELLI CHOIRS
BAND, AN APP FOR GROUP COMMUNICATION — SHARED BY GEUNG KROEKER-LEE, PRAIRIE VOICES
VIRTUAL CHOIR METHOD — SHARED BY GEUNG KROEKER-LEE, PRAIRIE VOICES
CHORUS CONNECTION, A BLOG & RESOURCE TO STAY CONNECTED
CHORUS AMERICA, RESOURCES AND SUGGESTIONS
CHORUS AMERICA, ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCES
CHORUS AMERICA, COMMUNITY CONNECTING RESOURCES
THE BIG COVID SURVIVAL CHORAL DOC
MUSIC TEACHER RESOURCES: ONLINE AND NO TECH IDEAS
8 GREAT MUSIC THEORY APPS
AMAZING EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES — DOZENS OF RESOURCES, SOME GEARED TOWARD MUSIC
ARTICLE — BECAUSE CHOIR IS GREATER THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS
SCHOOL CLOSED? FREE SIGHT READING FACTORY! DISTANCE LEARNING IDEAS!
TEORÍA : MUSIC THEORY WEB
TALKING TO KIDS ABOUT COVID-19
JUST FOR KIDS: A COMIC EXPLORING THE NEW CORONAVIRUS — NPR
FEAR OF CORONAVIRUS A GOOD TIME TO TALK TO KIDS ABOUT KEEPING FEARS REALISTIC AND MANAGEABLE — DESERET NEWS
HOW DO Y)OU TALK TO CHILDREN ABOUT CORONAVIRUS? STAY HONEST AND SIMPLE TO AVOID ANXIETY.
HOW TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS (AND EASE THEIR FEARS)
RECOMMENDED FACEBOOK GROUPS
CANADIAN CHORAL ADVOCACY NETWORK
THE CHOIR PROJECT
WOMEN CHORAL CONDUCTORS
CANADIAN MUSIC EDUCATORS' ASSOCIATION
AMAZING EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES