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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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Achieving Mastery, with Ryan Guth and Stevie Berryman

Achieving Mastery, with Ryan Guth and Stevie Berryman Ryan and Stevie discuss ways choir directors can increase their grit and become masters in their field. Citing Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth, they discuss what separates people who...

Three Avenues for Publishing Music, with Ryan Main

A composition entrepreneur, Ryan Main explains the three paths to getting your music published, and tells you what you need to do to succeed in each of them. Through the successes and failures of Kansas City Music Publishing, Ryan learned the nuts and bolts of...

When the Waters Rise, with Stevie Berryman VOICES FROM HOUSTON

Stevie Berryman reflects on what it means to return to “normal” after Hurricane Harvey. Part science primer, part therapeutic catharsis, this essay encourages teachers and directors to keep doing their best work, whatever that work is. If you are struggling, if you...

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