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Latest Podcast Episodes

Of Boundaries and Balance, with Lesli Olson

It’s your life; you really can set the goalposts wherever you want them. For those of you who want the top choir in the city, state, division, or country, Choir Ninja is here each week with podcasts to help you reach that goal. And for those of you who want a great...

Ryan Knows Nothing About Parenthood, with Chris and Sarah Jarvis

Since beginning this podcast, Ryan has talked to composers, directors, singers, tour managers, authors, and teachers from around the country and the world. But one significant part of our audience has remained a mystery to him until now: parents. Today Ryan talks with...

Step Out of Your Silo, with Justin Caithaml

There is good work being done in music graduate school research projects. There is good work being done within our public school choir classes. But there is sadly little contact between these two realms. It’s time to step out of our silos and meet our students and...

Note Bashing and Other English Imports, with Victoria Hopkins

So they pronounce their “t’s,” but not their “r’s.” What other differences are there between American choirs and our English friends? Victoria Hopkins, one of the creators and hosts of the Total Choir Resources Podcast chats with Ryan about the point of rehearsals,...

Teaching with the End in Mind, with Denise Eaton

Pearls of wisdom just drop out of Denise Eaton’s mouth with every sentence she speaks. In this episode, Denise and Ryan expand on some of the topics covered in her recent blog post (link in the notes below). There is practical advice here for every director, from...

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The conversations you’ve shared about imposter syndrome, serving a small group of rabid fans, and looking to add value to others have made a difference for me and my choir.

Jordan Zimmerman

Vocal Director, Lincoln Continentals

I can’t tell you how many awesome ideas I’ve gotten from listening to the Choir Ninja podcast. By far the coolest choir related podcast out there.

Chris Maunu

Choral Director, Arvada Wast High School

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