Mar 28, 2017
Today, I deep dive into the practices of Daniel Gutierrez of Reed
Academy Singers to find out what it takes to put together the type
of performance that receives not one, but two standing ovations at
the National ACDA conference.
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3 Key Takeaways:
- Stay the course (Don’t go crazy)
- Be open to advice and criticism
- Perform a lot
- Raising the standard
- Record everything
- Hold students accountable
- Demonstrate vulnerability
- Trust each other
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- Do more of what you do best. Don’t change what you do in your
program just because you were accepted to a conference.
- Your language matters. “That was good” after everything doesn’t
raise the bar.
- Vulnerability is key.
Daniel Gutierrez, a native of
Long Island, New York, is the choral director at Reed Academy as
well as the artistic director for Boys Choir of Springfield,
Missouri. Daniel is an active clinician and presenter throughout
the country. He was named "Springfield Hometown Hero" by
Springfield’s CBS station, was finalist for Springfield Public
Schools "Teacher of the Year" in 2014 and 2015, and a
quarterfinalist for the GRAMMY National Music Education Award. The
Reed Academy Choirs have won their division at the Worlds of Fun
Festival of Choirs the past three years, been featured at music
educator conferences and university performances, opened for
world-renowned lecturers, and have been very active within their
local community. In addition to being selected to perform at the
National ACDA Conference, the program also had two choirs
performing at the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference
this school year (representing both elementary and middle school).