This page is dedicated to driving a conversation for choral musicians with the PHILOSOPHY of Choral Music at the heart of every post and podcast episode. Topics will be wide ranging from the technical aspects of our jobs and careers all the way to the artistic interpretations and values that make us who we are as artists. Join me in this conversation in which I hope we can learn from each other.
Composer Exposer: David Von Kampen
I am pleased to introduce you to the next EXPOSED composer from Graphite Publishing, David von Kampen. I am doing a piece of David’s this winter with my students, and was inspired to pass along how great it is! So, why not resurrect this segment on the show. Enjoy!
Episode 50: An Eagle’s Eye View with Dr. Eph Ehly
“To stimulate thinking you must ask questions. The instant you give YOUR philosophy, the thinking stops. What you want is for them to think for themselves.” Dr. Eph Ehly It’s difficult to describe the impact that Eph Ehly has had on the choral profession. In fact, it may be impossible to quantify. He has cultivated … Continue reading "Episode 50: An Eagle’s Eye View with Dr. Eph Ehly"
Episode 49: Cutting Through the Hype of Covid in Schools with Dr. Tracy Høeg
Is school really driving community spread? Or is school safer than the general community? Dr. Høeg joins me to discuss a topic that is directly pertinent to many of my listeners as colleagues and friends who are concerned or at least interested in understanding how Covid is affecting school from a science and data perspective. … Continue reading "Episode 49: Cutting Through the Hype of Covid in Schools with Dr. Tracy Høeg"
Episode 48: The Choral Marathon with Dr. Emily Williams Burch In the Studio
A choral musician with a “marathon mindset” would never listen to a choir and think, “well, we’re done. We’ve done all we can do.” The same is true of our lives as teachers/conductors. Welcome Dr. Emily Williams Burch BACK to the show, but this time IN my home studio. A personal and vulnerable conversation in … Continue reading "Episode 48: The Choral Marathon with Dr. Emily Williams Burch In the Studio"
Navigating Post-Election Conversations at Thanksgiving Dinner with Angel Eduardo
As many listeners know, quality conversation is my passion. Building our resistance to vitriol and judgment in online conversation is a huge part of that. Angel Eduardo is a writer that I came across on Twitter when his article “Three Tips for Having Difficult Conversations” came across my feed. I instantly knew I had found … Continue reading "Navigating Post-Election Conversations at Thanksgiving Dinner with Angel Eduardo"
Episode 47: The Mental Gymnastics of COVID Rehearsals with Dr. Kyle Nielsen
As we march through what has been the most challenging semester possibly to EVER face the field of education, we find ourselves twisting our minds in pretzels to discover what works and what doesn’t work on the fly. Every day is an experiment whether you are in person with masks, hybrid or all online, you … Continue reading "Episode 47: The Mental Gymnastics of COVID Rehearsals with Dr. Kyle Nielsen"