Choir Ninja, with Ryan Guth
About This Show
Formerly the Find Your Forte podcast - Step up to the podium with purpose and make the most of your public or private school's choral program with solutions you never saw coming! Join Choir Ninja, Ryan Guth as he brings you weekly interviews with veteran in-the-trenches choral directors on how to manage your choir, teach concepts like sight-singing and group vocal technique, market your program, and help inspire a love of choral music in your students each day.
| Choral Music Education | Teaching Ensemble Singing | Hacks for Middle and High School Conductors.
Most Recent Episode
Quit Boring Them: Engage Your Audience & Inspire Your Choir, with Dan Vukmirovich
1 day ago
Dan V brings the energy in this episode! Having been a student of the Choir Ninja podcast since the beginning, Dan V uses the things he’s learned combined with his experience as a high-production-quality church musician to transport his choir’s audiences to other world. Listen as he breaks down his formula piece by piece. [Subscribe on iTunes] [Subscribe on Android] Highlight to Tweet: “If you get caught up in the minutia of learning the notes, the creative process get postponed until the last minute.” - Dan Vukmirovich Show Notes: The Problem: Most Choir Concerts are BORING. When programming the peppy Spiritual or Gospel song at the end is seen as "innovative", we have a problem. Creative Content Boxes: Planning thematically for your concerts can help you begin to create "crockpots" of song ideas/elements- as you find ideas, you can categorize. Helps to reduce the plethora of song possibilities Builds a structure that helps "regular people" make sense of that they are hearing AND often improves concert behavior from your audiences ALWAYS keep in mind that the goal is SUCCESS of your singers and you may need to adapt your music if it fits them but doesn't fit your group. Give your choir INPUT but ultimately YOU must make the final calls. CHOIR BRAINSTORMS are KEY. OVER-DELIVER - Goal is to have people walking out and saying "I was NOT expecting that!" T
Episodes of This Show
5 days ago
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