Sep 23, 2019
If you follow online choir content, chances are you've heard the name Adam Paltrowitz and/ or Choral Clarity. Adam sat down with me to elaborate further on the mantra of Choir Baton: #morepeoplesinging and how it fits directly into his work as at Choral Clarity.
If you've ever read Adam's posts or wonder why more people aren't singing after their school choir experiences, this episode will give you a greater perspective on why and how we can change that.
Adam Paltrowitz is a master educator, composer, conductor, and clinician.
What makes his choirs unique is his belief that anyone can sing; as a result, his ensembles are always self-selected, while maintaining the highest standard of musical excellence. He also has pioneered a philosophy that every student is a soloist. All students in his choirs continually learn and perform solo repertoire in various languages. Adam's choral program has also gained great acclaim for the cultivation of eight student-run a-cappella ensembles; some of these ensembles have performed on national and local television programs.
During his 21-year tenure as the Director of Choral Activities at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School in New York, his groups have toured throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States. Adam earned his B.S. in music education from New York University, M.A. in vocal pedagogy from Columbia University - Teacher's College, and Ed.M. choral conducting from Columbia University - Teacher's College.
His weekly blog, Choral Clarity, has gained a large international audience as it provides a unique perspective to both the role of the choral director and the empowerment of all students.
His choral compositions and arrangements have been performed by choirs around the world; many are available on his Choral Clarity instant download platform.
Please join the Choral Clarity Facebook Group for an interactive and introspective conversation about finding our own choral vision.
Adam resides in Manhattan with his wife, Blair Goldberg, a professional Broadway actress, and their daughter, Lyla, and son, Nolan.
Music: Scott Holmes