In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the motivation to become a choir leader. Once you’ve dealt with the ‘why’, it’s time to think about the ‘what’. If you decide to start your own choir, as opposed to taking a position as director of an existing group, you have the luxury of deciding what […]
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This is the first of a series of articles that’s going to take you step by step through the issues that you need to address when deciding whether, and how, to make the leap into the world of the professional choir leader. One of the most powerful motivations that Christine and I had for starting […]
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this episode and the next, we look at some vital considerations when you’re choosing new music for your choir.
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this episode, we answer the questions you’ve posted in the Total Choir Resources FB Mastermind group.
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this episode, I chat to Tori Longdon about her choral conducting journey. Tori holds a masters degree in choral conducting from the Royal Academy of Music and she has conducted ensembles in such prestigious venues as the Royal Albert Hall. Tori is full of energy and great […]
When we lead a choir, we’re in charge. The choir leader is the final musical arbiter of the group. However, we’re also collaborating in making music with our singers. After all, if they didn’t sing, we’d look pretty silly standing there waving our arms in silence! It can sometimes be tricky to navigate the right […]
When you work as a choir leader, you quickly realise that musical aptitude is only a part of the skill set you need to do a good job. Here are five skills that you’ll need to lead your choir successfully and keep your life in balance. The Organiser Running a choir effectively takes good organisational […]
I love leading my choir, but I’ve never liked having all my eggs in one basket. A while ago I led a workshop for a group of university students on basic presentation skills. I always enjoy such sessions as I feel that they’re so squarely aligned with my skills and strengths. My choral conducting training […]