A Capella in a Show Choir? What?

August 28, 2019

A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to meet Jeremy Alfera. Jeremy has a great reputation in the state of Ohio, particularly for winning show choir competitions. Over time, I began to follow his success. I watched his show choir shows on YouTube, and then began to branch out into the videos of his […]

Better Vocals in an Instant!

May 9, 2019

Vowels, vowels, vowels. Choir directors are all about vowels.

It’s OK, You’ll Grow Into It

March 15, 2019

Some thoughts on long term vs short term.

Teaching vs. Learning

February 26, 2019

I tell students all the time that TEACHING and LEARNING are two different verbs

Walking the Dog, and Singing Louder

December 19, 2018

Improvement doesn’t come from what’s EXPECTED, but what’s INSPECTED. 

If You’re Focused and You Know it Clap Your Hands

November 16, 2018

One of the main goals of a choir is SSS – Start together, Stay together, Stop together.

Start Your Season with Greater Awareness!

September 5, 2018

Some concepts that can help both you and your singers come into the start of the season with greater awareness.

3 Ways To Improve Your Phrasing

May 7, 2018

Hopefully these ideas can add new perspective to both your singers and your rehearsals.

Play Around with Ensemble Awareness

March 16, 2018

These things are practical and have proven to work!

If You Build It, They Will Come…

December 1, 2017

The reason we started our festival is simple – there weren’t any near us.

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