The Best in Portable Staging

5 Best Choir Scenes in Movies/TV

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Feb 13, 2019 2:30:00 PM

Disclaimer: This is my own personal list based on my movie knowledge, even with my experience in the independent movie genre. The more well-known choir scenes and clips you'll find will definitely make this list. However, there will be a few scenes that could surprise you, adding a new tv series/movie to your long list of things you should check out, but haven't yet. 

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Topics: Community Choir, Community Groups, University, College, Portable Risers, Music, Choral, Choral Risers, Choir, Portable Choir Risers, Church Music

Benefits of Going to Music Class

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Jan 16, 2019 1:30:00 PM

I was always a good student. I went to class and listened to the teacher. I even helped other students that needed help grasping the quadratic formula - math was my best subject. However, not all students have that same mindset. Most students want to know the why behind what they're learning and why they have to sit through a teacher explaining something they're "never going to use". We've all heard that before, or even thought it ourselves in our work seminars. 

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Topics: College, Career, School Music Equipment, Music, Choral, Choir, Music Mental Health, Music Education

Why Leadership Isn't What You Think: Strategies To Influence

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Nov 14, 2018 1:00:00 PM

There's books on it - tons of books, actually. Barnes and Noble has it's own section on Leadership. Why are we so concerned with the right path to obtain leadership positions? Or why are we trying to find the so called "secret methods" to leading successfully? Problem is that a lot of those answers are subjective to who you are leading. If you don't understand your people, you won't lead well. 

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Topics: Higher Education, Career, University, College, Music Education, Church Music

Higher Education's Changing Landscape (Opinion)

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Oct 3, 2018 1:00:00 PM

I worked in higher education for 3 years. I was an admissions representative, so I understand the pressures and the rewards of helping others attend college. Higher education statistics, especially for our home state of Illinois, haven't been very good in recent years. There's a significant shift in the younger generation being entrepreneurs, working at start-ups, or learning a trade/skill. Because of these job choices, not as many people are choosing to pursue a college degree.

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Topics: University, College, Higher Education, Career

First Day of School...In College

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Sep 19, 2018 3:00:00 PM

I remember my first day of college. You start all over as a nervous freshman. It feels very much like your first day of high school. But, the stakes are higher. You're on your own to make decisions. You get to decide how to spend your day and how much you'll get out college. 

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Topics: College, University, Portable Staging, Portable Stages