Publications, Podcasts and Radio Interviews

View select publications and interviews below.

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Yes You Can! The Band Director's Guide to Teaching Choirs

Carl Fischer, 2018

Yes, You Can! The Band Teacher’s Guide to Teaching Choirs deals directly with the challenges faced by a teacher transitioning from conducting band to chorus. The handbook pairs pedagogical theory with concrete examples of exercises, techniques, and detailed solutions to common challenges, including dealing with changing voices in a young SATB choir. Fox pulls on his firsthand experience to create a handbook which is essential for the library of any band teacher hoping to teach choirs.

Available in print or digital formats

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African American Practice of Shape Note Singing in the United States

Choral Journal Volume 56 Number 5, 2015

The following article will discuss the African American practice of shape-note singing (specifically seven-shape gospel singing) and highlight the author’s visit to two singing conventions that represent remaining strongholds of this tradition in the United States.

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Director's Circle Podcast

November, 2019

Dr. Derrick Fox from the University of Nebraska-Omaha speaks about his background in instrumental music and leading a collegiate choral program.

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Voicing Across Distance

June, 2020

In this podcast, Dr. Fox speaks with Dr. Masi Asare about the development of the Professional Choral Collective.

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Seven Last Words: UNO Choral Performance Raw and Gripping.” NET Radio (Nebraska)

March, 2020

Dr. Fox speaks with Jack Williams, NET News, about the University of Nebraska at Omaha Concert Choir's performance of Joel Thompson's Seven Last Words of the Unarmed.

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The Professional Choral Collective (Friday Live NET Radio), Nebraska

August, 2020

Dr. Fox speaks with Genevieve Randall about the Professional Choral Collective and the partnership with the Country Music Association to created the Unified Voices for Music Education.

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The Professional Choral Collective (Fox 31 News), Denver

July, 2020

Dr. Fox speaks with Fox 31 New (Denver) about the Professional Choral Collective and the partnership with the Country Music Association to created the Unified Voices for Music Education.