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Latest Podcast Episodes

Vocal Athletes, Start Your Engines: with Dr. John Yarrington

I won’t lie. It’s worth listening to this entire podcast just because five and a half minutes into it Dr. Yarrington does an impression of an orchestra warming up, and it gave me life. Besides that, there is valuable information here about vocal warm ups,...

Leave My Christmas Carols Alone, with Dr. John Yarrington

Did you ever want to sit down with one of the great choral directors over coffee and just chat? It might go something like this. Ryan and Dr. John Yarrington cover a lot of ground in this interview, including avoiding yard work in retirement, politically correct...

Sing the Stories of the Living (part 2), with Saunder Choi

Ryan continues his conversation with Los Angeles based Filipino composer Saunder Choi. In this episode they delve more deeply into the question of what constitutes an authentic cultural exchange. Saunder makes the case for more fully exploring a culture by going...

Sing the Stories of the Living, with Saunder Choi

Los Angeles based Filipino composer Saunder Choi was raised in a Chinese family, and his diverse cultural background is informing his voice as an emerging choral composer. Saunder’s motive in composition is to use music to facilitate cultural exchange, telling stories...

Be a Part of the Dialogue (part 2), with Justin Caithaml

Your music program probably didn’t come with an instruction manual, which is a shame. Fret not, because Justin Caithaml has a list of tools to supercharge your program. These aren’t just teaching tips. This is an explanation of national programs that can impact your...

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