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Top Interviews

Turn your setbacks into success (Pt. 2), with Gabriel Crouch

Join Ryan Guth, as he interviews former member of The King's Singers and choral director, Gabriel Crouch. This interview offers insight into how Gabriel gained from his many setbacks to become a true leader in the choral world.   Listen (PART 1 HERE) Bio Gabriel...

Turn your setbacks into success (Pt. 1), with Gabriel Crouch

Join Ryan Guth, as he interviews former member of The King's Singers and choral director, Gabriel Crouch. This interview offers insight into how Gabriel gained from his many setbacks to become a true leader in the choral world. Listen (PART 2 HERE) Bio Gabriel Crouch...

Top Technique Tuesdays

Start the period off right for a peaceful and focused rehearsal

I've used this technique for years with my middle school choirs to get them more focused. It works every time! The focused hallway technique Start by greeting your students in the hallway as they arrive. (Do not let them in the room.) Have them arrange themselves from...

Male Vocal Range Evaluation, with Ryan Guth

Listen as Ryan does 3 quick high school baritone vocal range evaluations!   Student A (8th Grade): A2-E4 Student B (10th Grade): F2-E4 Student C (11th Grade): F#2-F34 Principles Keep it simple Do an ascending exercise on [ja] - Do, Re, Mi, Re, Do What's the last...

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome, with Ryan Guth

Here are 7 ways to overcome impostor syndrome, based on my own experience. Accept your successes - Make a list of your accomplishments Give of yourself - Help others and experience the great sense of self-worth that comes from that. Stop comparing yourself to others -...

Most recent content

Big Dreams, Strong Vision; with Sam Brukhman

Just ask. Ask people to come to your concert. Ask people to donate. Ask people to be changed by your music. Sam Brukhman gives the origin story of Verdigris, a new professional choir in the Dallas area. Verdigris is dedicated to the idea of exploring new space in...

There’s a Part Just For You, with Dr. Michael John Trotta

Music selection is perhaps the most critical decision you make as a choir director. And making that decision can be completely overwhelming when you are looking for something you can successfully sing with 12 sopranos, 4 altos, and 2 basses. But music selection gives...

The Community College Mission, with Dr. Lisa Morales

Not every musician follows the same path. A two-year community college may not be the first thing you think of when you consider pursuing a music studies, but Dr. Lisa Morales explains why it might be the best option for you or your students. Learn just how much can...

Ryan Knows Nothing About Parenthood, with Chris and Sarah Jarvis

Since beginning this podcast, Ryan has talked to composers, directors, singers, tour managers, authors, and teachers from around the country and the world. But one significant part of our audience has remained a mystery to him until now: parents. Today Ryan talks with...

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