The editorial purpose of the Choral Journal is, first, to provide members with practical and scholarly information about choral music and its performance. Articles and columns cover a variety of topics such as: choral conducting and rehearsal techniques; composers of choral music and their craft; forms of choral music (motets, masses, part songs, etc.); history of choral performance, histories of choral organizations, and biographies of conductors; history and analysis of choral music; conductor and composer viewpoints; literature on and music for various types of choruses; performance practice, style, and interpretation; composing, arranging, editing, and publishing choral music; educational techniques and philosophies; vocal pedagogy; professional and artistic philosophies, esthetics; research materials. The second major purpose is to provide members with news and information about ACDA. Such items include letters from the president, executive director, and editor; information about conferences at the national and division levels; officer elections; proposed bylaw and constitutional changes; endowment and archives reports; repertoire and standards committee reports; and more.
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