September 21, 2012 7:14:02 PM by
A few years ago at a National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Ontario Chapter meeting in Toronto, I noticed a table and a bunch of red scores titled The Toronto Songbook for sale. After a quick flip through the beautifully printed edition that puts together works of...
March 02, 2012 2:36:28 PM by
The idea of singing folk songs has never appealed to me. I didn’t grow up in a house that sang—we would all have rather hit a baseball or shot hoops; music didn’t figure largely in our ‘family culture’. So when I was asked to be the junior voice adjudicator at the Kiwanis Music Festival in St. John’s, Newfoundland this year, I knew I was in for a serious folk song experience and needed to keep an open mind.