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.
Episode 57: Working Between Worlds with Reena Esmail
The Oxford Series on the Choralosophy Podcast! Reena Esmail is currently the composer in residence for the LA Master Chorale and the composer of TaReKiTa published by Oxford University Press. Reena works between the worlds of Indian and Western classical music, to bring communities together through the creation of equitable musical spaces and holds degrees … Continue reading "Episode 57: Working Between Worlds with Reena Esmail"
Car Thoughts: I Think We Dis the Super Bowl Music Because We’re Jealous
I said what I said. The hot topic this week has been choir snobbery online in regards to pop music, or commercial music. I think this is an important topic, but as always, I have my own little angle that might be different than most. It could be that telling people what they must support … Continue reading "Car Thoughts: I Think We Dis the Super Bowl Music Because We’re Jealous"
Car Thoughts: Why Conversations Online End Badly
I saw a few posts from colleagues recently that seemed to lament our inability to have good discussions among people who disagree online. The first problem: we aren’t actually having discussions anymore… The best conversations I’ve ever had with colleagues have been in the bar at conventions. Or on my show!
Episode 56: Sound Engineering for Dummies with Josh Williams
The lead sound engineer for Hallmark Corporation walks us through the basics of how to create a respectable digital representation of your ensemble. A nuts and bolts episode covering everything you need to know before you get started! Many of us will exist at different places on the learning curve on this topic, but Josh … Continue reading "Episode 56: Sound Engineering for Dummies with Josh Williams"
Car Thoughts: The Performance is still critical.
Just a random rant in my car. As performance opportunities dwindled over the last year, we have been quick to rationalize this as a good thing. Maybe because we needed to in order to cope with the loss? Either way, maybe it’s not that simple. Maybe the performances are critical.
Episode 55: Music At the Intersection of Identities with Deborah Stephens
In this conversation, Soprano Deborah Stephens and I engage in an open and raw conversation about many aspects of identity and how it effects our concepts of self as well as how this effects our view of the music world. We hit the hot button topics of our own identities and how we see ourselves, … Continue reading "Episode 55: Music At the Intersection of Identities with Deborah Stephens"
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This is an excellent podcast for anyone who has an interest in choral music. The guests and topics are current and relevant and the host, Chris Munce, is not only passionate about the topic, but an engaging interviewer. A much needed podcast for choral enthusiasts!
Continues to be on point and awesome
Chris continues to inform and educate on a number of relevant topics and conversations. His guests are fabulous and they share applicable information that have absolutely made my teaching better. Bottom line: I look forward to every episode that drops. Thank you for this amazing podcast!
Informative and Thought Provoking
Love this podcast!!! Please keep doing what you are doing! 👌🏻👌🏻