Find Your Forte
Learn 10 ways Ryan Main gets his middle and high school choirs to be more expressive when they sing, preventing “Choir Zombie Syndrome”. Listen to the episode and read the show notes HERE!
January is a new beginning for you as a choral director! If you need to gain more discipline in your choir, try this. I’ve used this technique for years with my middle school choirs to get them more focused. It works every time! This is a podcast, click HERE to listen! The focused hallway technique […]
Anthony Maglione of William Jewell College stops in to share his thoughts on building a culture of trust with your choir. This is a podcast, please click HERE to listen! Bio Conductor/Composer Anthony J. Maglione is a graduate of Westminster Choir College of Rider University, East Carolina University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. He is […]
In December especially, choral directors spend their days focused on serving others so much that they often neglect their own needs. Here are some ways to stay charged in the coming weeks until Christmas! THIS IS A PODCAST – PLAY EPISODE FROM RYAN’S WEBSITE HERE or subscribe on iTunes Notes This is a long, but incredibly […]
Jeb Mueller, of the University of Houston, stops in to talk about the value of dreaming big, telling others your goals, overcoming imposter syndrome, and strategies to clear your mind and be your best self for rehearsal. This episode is sponsored by KI Concerts. LISTEN HERE
This is a fascinating interview with renowned Russian conductor, Elena Sharkova. In it, Elena describes her musical journey growing up in the USSR and how she was pigeon-holed to be a musician since the age of 6. We compare and contrast US educational principles with those she was raised with, and find out how she […]
In this interview, I get a chance to sit down with another choral blogger and content creator, Adam Paltrowitz, who is breaking new ground in the world of “self-selected” ensembles. This episode with make you think about the emphasis you choose to place on the choral “elite” at your school. Listen at ryanguth.com
Betsy Cook Weber pops in to talk about being present as a choral director and planning for her upcoming ACDA National Conference performance. LISTEN HERE!
GRAMMY-award-winning conductor and professional listener Craig Hella Johnson joins me for an interview on presence, honesty, and realizing the music with your choir. This is an audio podcast. LISTEN HERE Biography Renowned as one of today’s most influential voices in choral conducting, Craig Hella Johnson brings unparalleled depth of knowledge, artistic sensitivity, and rich imagination to […]
Click to listen to podcast version: 7 Ways to Love Your Choir Be the leader they need You wouldn’t know this since I’m the guy who wrote “Your choir sucks because you suck”, but I’m a sappy, open, and vulnerable choir director. It doesn’t take much to get me all choked up in rehearsal when I’m […]