A special JOINT production of the Kantorei Summer Choral Institute and the Choralosophy podcast that took place on June 19th, 2019. Each of the guests were in Kansas City working with the 120 regional young singers that participate in a one of a kind week of intense rehearsals, collaboration with adult professional educators and performers, […]
What’s in a Gesture?
A talk about the role of the choral conductor with Bradley Ellingboe. Is the physical gesture the most important thing we do? Most would be probably say no. For Brad and I, it barely sneaks into the top 5! Here is the list: Ear for pitch/rhythm Conducting gesture musical imagination Motivational skills Verbal fluency How […]
Advocating for Our Art Form
“The more visible you are in your community, the harder it is for your program to be taken away or damaged.” -Chris Munce Below you will find a deep two part conversation in which I approach two colleagues about their thoughts on how we “tell our story” as Choral Musicians. In the first part I […]
Health, Happiness and Balance For Choral Directors
We live in a social media visibility culture. We compare the best of others to the worst of ourselves. That includes our choirs… In the episode, I talk about this problem and some helpful philosophies related to being HAPPY with your OWN progress. I also discuss, my own health journey since my childhood. It gets […]