After all your work, it’s time to debrief the troops. Directors, feel free to be critical of yourself in private. But when you are in post-concert analysis with your singers, it’s all about counting your wins. In this unique episode you get a full recording of Ryan talking to his class the day after their spring concert. Singers are in a position to notice things that you don’t, so a wise Choir Ninja will value their perspective.
Highlight to Tweet: “If you do something well, you should do more of that thing.” – Ryan Guth
- Before the concert: Timestamp- 5:40
Get the perspective of the ushers and greeters
The decorations, program, pre-concert music, and welcome staff should set the tone for the concert
- During the concert: Timestamp- 12:50
This is where most of your wins are. Call them out, and celebrate them!
- After the concert: Timestamp- 39:00
Your response to comments after the show is always, “Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed it.”
3 Key Takeaways:
- Count your wins. Call them out by name, and celebrate them!
- Performers have a different perspective of the concert than the director. Mine their perspectives to make your next concert even stronger.
- When your audience expresses their appreciation for your performance, allow them to do so. Don’t cut them off or list your mistakes. Accept compliments and criticism with grace.
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