Are you looking for lesson plans for substitutes? Need help getting Solo & Ensemble going at your school? Want a template for concert programs? Fellow choral educators, we got your back! 

If you have materials or suggestions you'd like to add to these resources, please reach out to Derek Machan, NextDirection Chair.
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Choral Websites
Classroom Aids
Concert Programs
Canva Template - thanks to Joshua Schmidt at DeForest Area Middle School!
Concert Assessment, Conflict & Make-Up Policy (from Waterford High School)

DEAIB Resources
Miscellaneous (Vocal Health, Recruiting, Expressive Singing)
Professional Organizations
Sight Singing & Ear Training
Solo & Ensemble
Intro Letters, Handouts and Prep

Practice Tracks
General Solo & Ensemble Questions
Software & Technology
  • Audacity - FREE open source cross-platform audio software
  • AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition: This antiviral program offers rock-solid protection for no financial commitment. AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition provides all the necessities, including a tool for scanning your hard drive and e-mail, as well as a real-time shield to prevent infections.
  • Cute PDF: This free application allows you to create PDF files from any application on your computer. Very handy for sending music files to people who don’t have the same program (Finale, Sibelius, etc.)
  • Finale - One of the industry standards for music notation programs. Be sure to check out their educational pricing! 
  • Compatible with other major office suites (like Microsoft Office), is free to download and distribute. You can use it to open Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and other documents.
  • Sibelius - A very user-friendly music notation software program. Also has educational pricing, but it is a subscription platform. 
  • Reason - Propellerhead Reason is a powerful modular music creation software for people of all skill levels. Click on the link to download. At launch, select to run in “Demo mode,” which is a very robust version. A full curriculum for music technology class is available on the secondary market, called “Teach Music with Reason.”

Sub Plans
Note: These are paid resources that have been vetted and used by WCDA members
Elementary Music Sub Plans for the Non-Music Sub
General Music - Genres Activities Bundle
Music Sub Plan Bundle
No Prep Middle or High School Choir Sub Plan
Secondary Chorus Music Sub Plans

Note: Some of these are paid resources that have been vetted and used by WCDA members
Chorus Assignments
Movies - great for sub plans!Solfege / Composition