Unpacked

A Blog for Performing Arts Educators

    by Erin M. Grigson on 14 May 2019

    FIVE TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL GROUP TRAVEL

    From daydreaming about your destination to relentless researching restaurants to crafting your ideal itinerary, there’s nothing like the...

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    Student Group Travel, Overnight Travel, Student Travel

    by Erin M. Grigson on 2 April 2019

    Snap it, Map it and remember your trip with the New Group travel video app

    Student group travel is all about creating and preserving once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and there’s no way better way to do that than utilizing...

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    Overnight Travel, Student Travel

    by Rachel Horvitz on 26 February 2019

    The Midwest Clinic: Music Education as Cultural Value

    Hear from our contributor Rachel Horvitz, Hill Country Middle School Orchestra Director and Midwest Clinic veteran, about what its like to be a...

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    Overnight Travel, Student Travel

    by Jon Locke on 5 November 2018

    Ethical Practices or Just Profit?

    When Director’s Choice was founded in 1996, I was still an active music educator in the classroom at a high school in West Texas. My focus was on...

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    Trip Safety, Safe Itinerary, ethics, Travel Finances, Overnight Travel, Student Travel

    by Paul Davis on 4 October 2018

    Navigating the rose parade and avoiding the thorns

    It's a celebration more than a century old – a festival of flowers, music and sports unequaled anywhere else in the world. It's America's New Year...

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    Performance Options, Overnight Travel, Student Travel, Parades