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Top Interviews

The Creative Roots Run Deep, with James Mulholland

With over 600 choral compositions in publication, Prof. James Mulholland of Butler University chats with Ryan just before a concert exclusively of his works (including a new commission). Dropping the names of legends and movie quotes with equal ease, Prof. Mulholland...

The Big Reveal, with Someone

It’s possibly the most important podcast Ryan has ever recorded! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll learn all about the awesome new changes at Choir Ninja! Listen: [podcast...

Find your entry point, with Craig Hella Johnson

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. Support our sponsor for this episode: KI Concerts Listen Biography Renowned as one of today’s most...

Breaking into the professional choral scene, with James Bass

James Bass, of UCLA and Seraphic Fire, joins Ryan today to speak about balancing out your education and conducting career with opportunities as a seasonal professional choral singer. We will dive into schedule, pay, sight-reading requirements, and so much more. JOIN...

Top Technique Tuesdays

Should you really get that master’s degree?, with Ryan Guth

Should you really get that Master’s degree? In this episode, I speak about the reasons people choose to leave their teaching job to go back to school, give you a simple cost/benefit analysis one can use to determine whether school makes sense, and what they could do...

7 Ways to Love Your Choir

Listen 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 lovin’ on my choir and I...

Most recent content

Tech Toys for Teachers, with Greig Ashurst

Happy Birthday, teachers, it’s the episode you’ve asked for! Tech expert Greig Ashurst shares his favorite apps and software for your choir classroom. Ryan and Greig go deep into ways to use a few of these tools to make your rehearsals more productive, but make sure...

Authenticity and Experience, with Sean Baugh

Authenticity and Experience, with Sean Baugh (Part 2, Following “Equality and Dignity for All People”) Turtle Creek Chorale does not do “stand and sing” concerts. Balancing music with a message is a difficult journey with great rewards, for both the musicians and the...

Equality and Dignity for All People, with Sean Baugh

Sean Baugh skillfully leads the Turtle Creek Chorale in performances of both artistry and activism. Sean talks about how his ensemble of largely untrained singers is able to give powerful performances, leaning heavily on the passion of the musicians. We are all...

Let Them Dab, with Samantha Patterson

Choral elitists beware: we’re calling out the Emperor for having no clothes. Indiana choir director Samantha Patterson finds value in incorporating pop music, sporting events, and yes...even the dab...in her program, which has reaped the benefits of her innovative...

The Singing Conductor, with Dr. Eugene Rogers

Dr. Eugene Rogers “preaches the word of the singing conductor.” There is singing, and then there is singing that utilizes technical mastery to communicate the meaning and emotion of a piece. Dr. Rogers calls these leaders who are so deeply connected to sound and its...

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