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It’s been more than three weeks since the singing stopped in Julia DeSerio’s classroom at Crest Middle School, but the ever-dedicated chorus teacher is still finding ways to keep music in her students’ lives thanks to technology. DeSerio, a Gardner-Webb University alumna, has been hosting digital meetups for chorus students so her kids can still participate in music-making together. Every day at 1 p.m. DeSerio boots up her laptop and signs into a Google Hangout created specifically for her class and, using the site’s screen share feature, shares audio and lyrics for students to sing to while at home.
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George, Dustin and Office of University Communications, "GWU Alumna Julia DeSerio, a teacher at Crest Middle, still makes music during isolation" (2020). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 87.