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About This Show
Helping you "step up to the podium with purpose", this podcast was created for the young choir director, but perfect for any passionate musician, artist, choral enthusiast, musical entrepreneur, solopreneur, or sidepreneur. Each episode features interviews with some of the world's most accomplished choral conductors, and is formatted to keep you energized and inspired! Ryan Guth (the Tim Ferriss of choir) delivers a three-part episode beginning with "The Downbeat", a look into his guests' histories, learning experiences, and successes. The second segment is the "Forte" segment, where we explore the guests strengths and find out what qualities they posses that make them unique and different. In the FINAL segment, the "Accelerando" segment, guests will respond to short questions about their morning routines, favorite concerts and books, exciting projects, and advice they have based on their experience and feedback they've gotten from their life on Earth! Join Ryan for Technique Tuesday where he shares tips and tricks to help you step up the the podium with purpose!
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Choir Chat, with John Hughes
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Fellow podcaster, John Hughes, of Choir Chat comes on the Find Your Forte podcast to follow my format and share his choral philosophy, ups and downs, and his unique contribution to the choral world. Listen Bio Dr. John C. Hughes is assistant professor of music and director of choral activities at Ripon College in Wisconsin. In addition to conducting the college’s choirs, Hughes teaches conducting, choral methods, and private voice lessons. Beyond Ripon College, he is in demand as a clinician and honor choir conductor and serves as assistant conductor of the Choral Institute at the Green Lake Festival of Music (WI). He also founded and hosts Choir Chat, a weekly podcast of interviews with conductors and composers. Hughes earned his undergraduate degree in Vocal Music Education from Augustana College (IL), where he studied with Jon Hurty and Michael Zemek. After teaching in public schools for several years, he earned the M.M. in Choral Conducting from Northern Illinois University, where he studied choral conducting with Eric Johnson and orchestral conducting with Lucia Matos. Hughes earned the D.M.A. in Choral Conducting and Pedagogy at The University of Iowa, where he completed his dissertation on Leonhard Lechner’s 1593 Passion. His primary teachers at Iowa were Timothy Stalter and David Puderbaugh. A versatile choral musician and pedagogue, Hughes draws from his experience as a collegiate conductor, public school teacher, and church musician. His calm but firm demeanor and persistent dedication to excellence translate well across all ensembles. In addition to his busy performance schedule, Hughes is passionate about choral literature and scholarship, specializing in Lutheran music before 1600 and trends in contemporary choral composition. From January 2012 until August 2015, he wrote the Repertoire Forum column for the bi-monthly publication Choral Director. He has authored articles in Choral Journal and The Choral Scholar, as well as numerous reviews of choral music, books, and recordings. He serves as associate ed
Rated 5 out of
Ryan is inspiring! He knows how to speak in a way that motivates me to go into work each day and "step up to the podium with purpose". Love listening each week!
Date published: 2015-10-15