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Top Interviews

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...

Sell out your concerts and create raving fans, with Stevie Berryman

Stevie Berryman, of Stevie Be Music, explains how she goes beyond programming to create concert experiences that entertain, sell out, and create raving fans. She gives examples of her own concert experiences and breaks down the essential elements. Listen Standard bio:...

How to be a musician of value, with Jo-Michael Scheibe

Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe (@JMScheibe) of USC's Thornton School of Music opens up to Ryan (@RyanMGuth) about what he believes constitutes a musician of value in the choral world and offers advice on how to be adequately prepared to earn your place on the right podium for...

Top Technique Tuesdays

Your choir sucks because you suck

Time to take responsibility for your own choral experience and help grow Choir Nation by not sucking anymore. In this post, Ryan explores the common problems he sees in the choral world and he proposes solutions.     Why such a harsh title? I posted a teaser...

The 5 types of haters and what to do about them, with Ryan Guth

  “Haters Need the Most Love” Today, I talk about how to combat the haters in your life. An acronym for HATERS is: Having Anger Towards Everybody Reaching Success There are five types of haters: Jealous – These are people that just want to be you. They don’t...

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From Failure to Flanders Fields, with Dr. Paul Aitken

November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of World War I. It’s an unprecedented milestone of the modern era. Dr. Paul Aitken will observe that anniversary in concert with a performance of his moving and beloved setting of the poem “Flanders...

CN Rewind: You’re Better Than You Think You Are, with Ryan Guth

Drawing on lessons learned while losing at pool, Ryan shares what it means to have an entrepreneurial mindset as a  choir director. You will hear strategies about how to win at pool, how to lose at pool, and how to embarrassingly injure a friend during pool (with a...

Life Changing Concerts, with Dr. Abby Musgrove

Yes, your concerts should meet educational standards. Yes, they should also meet your own goals for helping your singers become better musicians. But how about planning concerts so powerful that they change people's’ lives? What if your concerts actually strengthened...

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