Considered the Ethical implications of your actions.
This year’s HS Choir performed for the show “Play, Perform, Create” in autumn, the AISA Choral Festival at Korea at around the same time, and the Spring Concert, which is about to come up on April 26th. An ethical issue that I had was during the Choir Festival at Korea.
One of the important aspects when singing music with sheet music in hand is to remember the importance of having real, un-photocopied sheet music. Before going to Korea, Dr.E.J. Yoon apparently told all of the participating choir members to bring un-photocopied versions of the songs, and so we did. By doing this, we felt more confident on stage, and by doing the right thing. Although when I reflected upon this after I got back from Korea, I found out that many of the times in Choir, we used photocopied sheet music, when it clearly says “Do Not Photocopy” on the front of the page. I guess this has to do with deductive reasoning, since I knew from the beginning about how I should not be reusing copyrighted material, without getting an approval from the publisher. This also goes for the same with uploading performance videos on the internet. When thinking about it, you should be having an approval from the publisher of the song, to be able to perform it. Therefore, technically, uploading a video of yourself performing a song that is not approved from the owner, is ethically wrong. Although I felt that the push and pull between the right or wrong for this issue has gone very vague in answer, because of all the advancement in technology these days.
Another ethical implication has to do with the commitment of the entire group. Recently, we faced challenges learning the song and practicing, because some members of the group did not show up to mandatory practices. In my opinion, I felt that some people had a reasonable excuse, for example being sick on that day. However, some did not show up to rehearsals, just because they did not want to. I understand if they had an important exam the next day, although I still felt that not showing up to mandatory rehearsals were ethically wrong. One of the reasons why is because even absence from few people can cause problems, since we would have to have them updated on the last practices that they have missed. Or, just simply the sound will be much better and unified if everyone is there. I guess this is inductive reasoning, since I learnt from experience that when not all of the members are committed in completing a song, something will go wrong on stage.