Looking for Perspective on How to Organize Choir Work
Date: August 19, 2013
I'm a choral director of a small amateur women's choir. I'm looking for some perspective on the way I organize the work of the choir as I sometimes find it overwhelming. I receive an honorarium, but it is an otherwise unpaid position which I do as a personal interest. Sometimes I feel I might need to delegate more, but this is always a challenge for me! We are about 20 voices, and sing at about 7 events per year, one of which is a concert with mostly the choir performing. I choose repertoire, and also do some arranging. My husband assists with accompaniments, and we have an accompanist who performs with us on some events when we can afford it. I create practice CD's for the choir, with each voice sung, which is a very laborious process - sometimes I think I should discontinue this but they are well used by the choir. I also handle publicity, and manage our av equipment. We do have a choral librarian, who looks after music, but I mainly do the copying (with permission of course) of music for pdf's we have purchased. I manage our website and Facebook page.
Any suggestions for this sometimes overloaded choral director who probably needs to delegate something somehow? I would really appreciate the perspective :)
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