Music Teacher Resources

TGC values music educators! We hope this webpage is a helpful resource. Please contact us if you have any other ideas for ways we can support you and your important work!

* TGC strongly encourages all singers to participate in their school choir if they have one. We are better together!

professional development

TGC provides FREE professional development opportunities for teachers! (Student teachers and future music educators are also welcome!)

  • 7th Annual TGC/TABC Reading Session

    • Date is coming! Late July/Early August

      • Hosted in partnership with the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus

      • Start the year off with some rep ideas & fellowship with Tucson's choir teachers!

        • Features music for all voicings & levels elementary- high school​​

  • Virtual Choir How-To Webinars

    • Created in Fall 2020 to support teachers creating virtual choirs during the pandemic and beyond​

    • CLICK HERE to sign up and receive all webinar recordings and slides completely free

  • Do you have other suggestions for FREE PD offerings? Email us!

in-school support

TGC in your classroom! Our conductors have combined expertise in all grade levels. We would love to come to you and serve you however is most helpful.

Email us to set something up!

  • Rehearsal clinics with customizable goals

    • A TGC conductor visits  throughout the year to provide a clinic on your repertoire, and can emphasize specific concepts if desired.​

    • NEW! TGC can provide a rubric/written feedback at each visit. The feedback collected at the beginning, middle, and end of the year can help you show measurable growth to your administrators.

  • Workshop on a specific topic- vocal technique, warm-ups, etc

    • A TGC conductor ​provides a workshop, with a resource sheet for you to reference as needed throughout the year​​

  • Assembly ​for a whole grade-level or whole school 

    • ​Get the whole school singing!​ A TGC conductor will lead accessible, fun vocal exercises and partner songs/rounds to encourage all students to use their voice

festivals

TGC hosts 2 community choral festivals each year. These festivals came from a direct request from music teachers! We are thrilled to offer high-quality festival experiences for your students right here in Tucson.

  • Southern Arizona Children's Choral Festival

    • Typically late January, date for 2022 coming soon

    • partnership with Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus

    • for youth in grades 3-6

    • accessible, fun music for children who love to sing

      • part tracks & PDF scores provided​

  • High School Treble Choral Festival

    • typically in the Fall, date for 2021 coming soon

    • for high school singers who are motivated & desire a high-caliber festival experience

    • challenging & rewarding repertoire

      • part tracks & PDF scores provided​

Warm up &

Lesson videos

Free videos to use directly in your classroom to supplement your teaching or give you some ideas to bounce from!

  • YouTube playlist for teachers

  • We're always open to ideas for helpful content! Email us if you have an idea!

advocacy resources

TGC is committed to furthering music education in our community, especially in schools. Advocacy is a huge issue dealing with both the perception of music ed's value and the resulting policy that effects classrooms in very real ways. We are working to create impact on both fronts.

Please use the following links as needed to help inspire students, parents, administration, policy-makers & community members to join the call for more access to music for Tucson's students.

Music teacher

Advisory board

This group consists of music educators throughout Tucson who vary in grade level, experience, school demographic, and district. The Music Teacher Advisory Board helps guide TGC in our efforts to best support music teachers throughout Southern AZ.

  • 2020-2021 Music Teacher Advisory Board​​

    • Chelsea Acree, Marana Middle School, Marana Unified School District

    • Thomas Alcaraz, Flowing Wells Jr High, Flowing Wells School District

    • Brandi Dignum, Canyon del Oro High School, Amphitheater School District

    • Julia Higgins, Esperero Canyon Middle School, Catalina Foothills School District

    • Matthew Holter, Borman Elementary, Tucson Unified School District

    • Patricia Moore, Canyon View Elementary, Catalina Foothills School District​

    • Benjamin Lebovitz, Walden Grove High School, Sahuarita Unified School District

    • Jennifer Wortman, Dietz K-8, Tucson Unified School District