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Ragazzi Keeps the Music Going with Online Learning

Ragazzi has received praise from regional and national media outlets for its quick and creative transition to online learning.

KQED highlighted that choir directors are spending extra time working individually with choristers to provide feedback and encouragement. Executive Director Kent Jue told KQED that we’re happy that we are “able to spend this amount of individual time on our choristers.” NPR’s national Morning Edition also interviewed Jue about how Ragazzi is succeeding in this new environment.

San Jose’s Mercury News wrote that Ragazzi “created lesson plans and practice material for each week so members can keep learning pieces remotely. Ragazzi’s accompanists created rehearsal tracks for the boys to practice their parts from their homes. The boys are asked to send back their work via video, and then each boy gets individualized feedback and notes.”

The nation’s foremost leadership organization for choral educators also recognized us. Chorus America noted that Ragazzi is “asking its singers to send videos of their practicing at home to their directors, and providing individual feedback.”

San Francisco Classical Voice wrote that “members of the Grammy-winning Silicon Valley chorus, ages 6 to 18 years, continue their studies and practice singing….Jue sees this as an opportunity for the group: the leaders get to work with the boys individually on solo work and give them personalized feedback on their growth. This is something he has been wanting to do for a long time.”