Resources for Hybrid and Virtual Choir Classrooms To Make Your Life Better

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Music Theory

My Musicianship
My Musicianship provides exercises and corresponding lessons for music theory topics. Cost is $3 per student.

Breezin Through Theory
Breezin Through Theory is a comprehensive music theory solution that includes lessons, games, exercises, speed drills, and even play-along exercises for a variety of music theory topics. Cost ranges from $6 to $10 per student per year.

Tone Savy
Tone Savy is similar to musictheory.net, offering written and aural music theory exercises. The biggest difference is that it has more complex and advanced topics like hearing chord progressions and functional ear training. Starts at $19 per month total for a class of up to 25 students.

MusicTheory.net
Musictheory.net offers free lessons and exercises for written and aural music theory topics. It also includes an exercise customizer and code checker that allows you to assign homework to students. Cost is free.

Sight Reading

Sightreading Factory
Sightreading Factory allows you to create unlimited customized sightreading exercises for your students. Features include playback tools, student assessments, and teacher grading. Cost is as low as $2 per student per year.

Rhythm Randomizer
Rhythm Randomizer is a very simple site that quickly creates 2-4 measure rhythm reading examples with no logins or accounts needed. Cost is free.

Notation and Part Learning

Choral Tracks
Choral Tracks has over 15,000 pieces with professionally sung rehearsal learning tracks. They also take custom recording requests. Full choir memberships available as well as individual piece/part downloads. Cost ranges from $2.99 for one track to $999 for unlimited songs for your entire program for a year.

Noteflight
Noteflight is a web-based notation program that allows for instant collaboration, playing of parts, and even accuracy checks for singers. There is a library of music available to purchase, too. Cost- Free Version, $7 per year individual, $69 per year teacher.

Virtual Teaching Tools

Choir Bites
ChoirBites are bite-sized reflections that examine traditional choral concepts through a non-traditional lens. Each bite offers a visualization, a brief article, and a set of reflective review questions (in a fillable form), all designed to be immediately impactful and memorable in the long term. Cost- $29 for the entire collection.

Ed Puzzle
Ed Puzzle allows you to make videos that pause and quiz your students on the video content in real time. You can make your own videos or use YouTube videos already created. Cost- Free to $12 per month.

Flat.Io
Flat provides an interface for making music exercises and lessons. It seamlessly integrates with Microsoft, Google Classroom, Schoology, and Canvas. Cost- $2 per student

Flipgrid
Flipgrid is a way to engage your students in a video conversation on any topic. You can load in YouTube content, worksheets, or other content and then allow for students to post video responses. Cost is free.

Screencastify
Screencastify is a Chrome extension that allows you to record your screen and audio as you lecture a class so that students who miss are able to go back and view the recording. Cost is free.

Kahoot
Kahoot allows you to easily create fun and interactive quizzes that students can take in a video games style competing against each other. Cost is free.

Quiziz
Quiziz is a lot like Kahoot, but it also allows you to access other quizzes made by teachers around the world. Cost is free.

If you haven’t had a chance, please take a look at my interactive online lessons designed for virtual and hybrid choir classes. They include topics like vocal technique, music history, theory, cultural connection, personal reflection, and much more.

About the Author

J.D. Frizzell

Dr. J.D. Frizzell is an award-winning educator, director, composer, arranger, author, and entrepreneur. He is the Director of Fine Arts at Briarcrest Christian School in suburban Memphis, TN. Winner of the Integrales Composition Contest, Dr. Frizzell has best selling works with dozens of publishing companies. His vocal ensembles have performed at state, regional, and national conferences and have collaborated with numerous GRAMMY winning artists.

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