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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...

Most recent content

Be Daring: You Are Enough, with Ken Medema

Blind from birth, Ken Medema has always lived in a world of sound. Known and admired internationally for his improvisation skills, Ken outlines the steps to teaching your choir students how to improvise, unlocking both their voice and their courage. As a bonus, Ken...

Find a Festival that Fits, with Jess McDowell

It’s easy to fall into a rut. It can happen with the music we select, our teaching methods, and even the festivals we attend. But there are lots of opportunities for a festival experience that can reward and motivate your singers, while also giving them a valuable...

Agnes Isn’t the Boss of You, with Lynn Lyons

Performance anxiety is just the tip of the iceberg. Lynn Lyons breaks down the process of dealing with anxiety, and explains the difference between regular worry and something more disruptive. Her tips can easily be adapted to help the students in your class approach...

What the Medal Really Means, with Melissa Rene Lozano

Success has a formula. Since this fall we have been talking to guests about achieving mastery, and now Melissa Lozano echoes those same lessons from a completely different discipline: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This world champion competitor brings her lessons from the ring...

Smack Some Trash with a Stick, with Brian Hehn

You have permission to be weird. You have permission to be creative, take risks, and make mistakes. Still unsure? Brian Hehn tells you exactly how easy, cheap, and fun it can be to introduce percussion to your choir, and the reasons why you should. Listen for some...

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