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.
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The Keys to Success for Children’s Chorus, with Anne Tomlinson
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Anne Tomlinson has served as Los Angeles Children’s Chorus Artistic Director since 1996, overseeing the educational and artistic development of the 400-member chorus and conducting LACC’s renowned Concert Choir and Chamber Singers. She has positively impacted the lives of thousands upon thousands of children and helped shape LA’s cultural landscape in myriad ways over the past two decades. Today she talks to Ryan about the all the right keys: the best keys for children to sing in, and the keys for singing for a lifetime. Listen [Subscribe on iTunes] [Subscribe on Android] Highlight to Tweet: “Children can learn the basics of singing best in a choir.” - Anne Tomlinson Show Notes: About Anne: Anne Tomlinson is the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC). Her background is in piano, not teaching, but she learned from outstanding mentors while accompanying the LACC LACC is famous for bel canto teaching technique, producing a uniquely pure and resonant sound. On repertoire: Latin, Italian, German, Hebrew, Spanish, and Japanese are all good language choices for children, focusing on Italianate vowels. When selecting repertoire, focus on educating not just your students, but also your audience. Have the children talk about the piece, helping parents understand why we make these musical choices. Pick repertoire that supports the technique of the choir. Balance your selections, considering, unison, parts, sweet melodies, and more rhythmic selections. Can’t find a piece in a sharp key (better for young voices)? Transpose. Your choir is bigger than just the children in it Want to build relationships with other community arts organizations? Just ask for an opportunity to meet and share your goals and vis
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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