I have noticed in the 6 months I have been doing this show that there is a hunger for questioning and exploring choral and educational topics at a philosophical level, about asking why, offering answers, and dialogue. We don’t get much of this at conventions, we get presentations. This is NOT a condemnation of the convention model. That is also an important source of growth for directors. However, they are not capable of the free form, open ended nature of a blog or podcast.
We get it a bit of open endedness in college, but they are mostly lectures and prescriptions. So I invited Adam Paltrowitz of the Choral Clarity Blog to join me in discussing this brave new world and his experience in the choral blogosphere.