2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference 2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference

Tune it or Die: Just intonation for any ensemble

- MST
Broadmoor Hall D/E

Darin Drown
Grandview High School, Choir Director

Darin Drown is in his 18th year teaching choir at Grandview High school in Aurora, CO in the Cherry Creek School District, and 30th year of teaching. His choirs have consistently received the highest ratings at festivals around the United States and have been featured performers at the Colorado Music Educator’s convention several times. In addition, Darin directed the 120-man Sound of the Rockies barbershop chorus to 7 medalist performances in international competition in the Barbershop Harmony Society, reaching as high as 3rd place. Darin has traveled all over the world coaching men’s and women’s quartets and choruses. He also sings in Storm Front, the 2010 International Champion barbershop quartet. He has been named Teacher of the Year in two different schools over his career, as well as a District Teacher of the Year. He has taken over directing responsibilities for the Velvet Hills Show Chorus in Colorado Springs for the past three years .


This clinic will demonstrate the differences between equal tempered tuning versus just intonation, how and when to use both, and demonstrate why the overtone series is critical knowledge to help your ensemble tune well.