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The Practical Conductor

  • Play Around with Ensemble Awareness

    Choral Director Magazine | March 16, 2018These things are practical and have proven to work! Read More...
  • If You Build It, They Will Come…

    Choral Director Magazine | December 1, 2017The reason we started our festival is simple - there weren’t any near us. Read More...
  • Battling Choral Entropy

    Choral Director Magazine | October 30, 2017Do you feel the effects of entropy on your music? Read More...
  • Practice vs. Practish

    Choral Director Magazine | September 5, 2017“There’s a big difference in the way people practice. Some people practice and some people practish.” Read More...
  • The Balancing Act

    Choral Director Magazine | May 1, 2017By Brody McDonald Most singers have the basic knowledge that they can’t sing every note the same way. Many high school singers are limited to a “concert choir” experience. They probably have made it as far as “solo vs. choir” or “moving parts sing louder.” These are good concepts. Combined with dynamics, they are a […] Read More...
  • Thoughts from the Road at ACDA National Convention

    Choral Director Magazine | March 20, 2017If you have not ever attended an ACDA National Convention, you should! Read More...
  • Pencils

    Choral Director Magazine | January 13, 2017When someone says “tools of the trade,” what would they mean for us choir folk? Read More...
  • IS vs. ISN’T

    Choral Director Magazine | December 13, 2016So many times, singers fail to identify what they’re singing EXACTLY... Read More...
  • You Can Feel However You Want, But You Can’t Do Whatever You Want

    Choral Director Magazine | October 19, 2016The excuses seem to fly in from everywhere... Read More...
  • Green Lantern would make the best singer…

    Choral Director Magazine | September 7, 2016You are not Superman, Iron Man, or Batman... Read More...
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