In today’s Technique Tuesday, learn the secrets to crushing it at choral competitions used each season by yours truly (the only guy in history to perform an encore at the Music in the Parks festival). 

Show Notes (Topics discussed within the episode)

Planning Stage

  • Choose appropriate repertoire (tempos, solos, accompaniments)
  • Warm-up selection or not?
  • Preparing the scores for adjudication
  • Ordering copies
  • Preparing paperwork
  • Folders/binders for judges
  • Uniform/grooming

On the day-of

  • The pre-departure talk
  • Timeline
  • Uniform check
  • At the site
  • Decorum
  • Warm-up time
  • Outside the performance venue

After the competition

  • Exiting the venue
  • Self-critique
  • Sharing adjudicators’ comments
  • Avoiding the victim mindset