1-There are many important factors in outstanding choral singing.  An ideal first consideration (in homophonic music) is to: have everyone do the same thing in the same way, at the same time.

2-Never underestimate the importance of the element of "rhythm" in choral singing.

3-It is essential, in rehearsal, that all members of the choral group be able to hear the other parts, as well as their own. This suggests that rehearsing at too great a dynamic level can be counterproductive to intonation as well as quality of sound.

4-A sparkle in the choral tone is directly related to the sparkle in the eyes of the choral group members.

5-Involving a number of students in solo and ensemble festival events greatly enhances the performance level of the entire group.

6-Incorporating unaccompanied literature as part of the repertoire encourages development of enhanced intonation capabilities.

7-A rich variety of literature is an essential element of a quality choral music education program.

8-It would be wise to consider doing at least a portion of a major work, each school year. Serious attempts should be made to use student soloists.