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A burst of energy for your commute! For future educators, those currently making music in any setting, or those wanting to see what really matters in the minds of music education professionals.
*Show music originally written by Mr. Todd Monsell but adapted for this platform.
**Show photography provided by Dr. Dan Biggerstaff.

Music (ed) Matters Emily Williams Burch

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    • 4.9 • 42 Ratings

A burst of energy for your commute! For future educators, those currently making music in any setting, or those wanting to see what really matters in the minds of music education professionals.
*Show music originally written by Mr. Todd Monsell but adapted for this platform.
**Show photography provided by Dr. Dan Biggerstaff.

    Episode 119 - Dr. Craig Zamer: Finding Your Muse & Overcoming Artistic Block

    Episode 119 - Dr. Craig Zamer: Finding Your Muse & Overcoming Artistic Block

    We’ve all experienced it, Artistic Block, the wall that inhibits us from finalizing our season or semester repertoire lists or programs. Don’t worry, you’re not alone! In this episode, Dr. Craig Zamer shares some epic movie quotes, makes some incredible transfers to Stephen King (don’t worry, not the gory stuff), and offers tips for overcoming artistic block through exploring programming like Story Telling, identifying the causation of Artistic Block, and providing solutions for moving past the block. Learn more about Dr. Zamer: https://www.tntech.edu/directory/fine-arts/music/craig-zamer.php Explore Dr. Zamer’s Presentation: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ThY9ERWmN30XJZfH5MOW-BUxceidXKPO?usp=sharing Watch the clip Dr. Zamer referenced: https://www.youtube.com/clip/UgkxS8_icrVM21n0sI3DceZSjP5v8qaoB4pQ Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ZwgQ3hbLH0Y Order your copy of “The Business of Choir”: https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/the-business-of-choir-book-g10713. Join us over at Patreon.com/MusicEdMatters for monthly meet-ups, monthly bonus episodes, special content, and more!Support the companies that make The Music (ed) Matters Podcast possible: —Kaleidoscope Adventures - find your adventure today, kaleidoscopeadventures.com/.  Including the June 2023 Festival and PD Weekend in Myrtle Beach with Alex & Emmy and their choirs!— The Kinnison Choral Company - check out their quality resources - or get your tracks made today - at KinnisonChoralCo.com. **Show music originally written by Mr. Todd Monsell**Show photography provided by Dr. Dan Biggerstaff

    • 56 min
    Episode 118 - Virtual Book Tour w/Dr. Marshaun Hymon and DEIA

    Episode 118 - Virtual Book Tour w/Dr. Marshaun Hymon and DEIA

    Join us as we continue the virtual book tour, this time welcoming guest author of the DEIA specific chapter,Dr. Marshaun Hymon as we discuss the overall content and key concepts from chapter 3, "Diversity in Your Organization's DNA."Learn more about Dr. Hymon https://www.marshaunrhymon.com/ and True Change Alliance https://www.truechangealliance.org/ Order your copy of “The Business of Choir”: https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/the-business-of-choir-book-g10713. Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/uL4Rq4c3sXs Join us over at Patreon.com/MusicEdMatters for monthly meet-ups, monthly bonus episodes, special content and more!Support the companies that make The Music (ed) Matters Podcast possible: —Kaleidoscope Adventures - find your adventure today, kaleidoscopeadventures.com/.  Including the June 2023 Festival and PD Weekend in Myrtle Beach with Alex & Emmy and their choirs!— The Kinnison Choral Company - check out their quality resources - or get your tracks made today - at KinnisonChoralCo.com. **Show music originally written by Mr. Todd Monsell**Show photography provided by Dr. Dan Biggerstaff

    • 28 min
    Episode 117 - Transfers, Habits, and so much more! with Dr. Greg LeFils

    Episode 117 - Transfers, Habits, and so much more! with Dr. Greg LeFils

    Get ready for some incredible tools you can use immediately from ensemble rehearsals to life and everything In between. In this episode, we talk with visiting assistant professor of choral music education at Stetson University, Dr. Gregory W. LeFils Jr. about transfer for ensemble rehearsals and in life. We cover literally everything and you are destined to walk away from this episode with tools and techniques you can immediately implement in your space. You’ll hear about: How to help teacher burnoutTeaching for transfer, making every moment countCritical thinking in rehearsalsBuilding Student LeadershipDeveloping CommunityLeveraging your passions and interestsLearn more about Dr. LeFils https://www.stetson.edu/other/faculty/gregory-lefils.php Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/kkwRtgn4thw Join us over at Patreon.com/MusicEdMatters for monthly meet-ups, monthly bonus episodes, special content and more!Support the companies that make The Music (ed) Matters Podcast possible: —Kaleidoscope Adventures - find your adventure today, kaleidoscopeadventures.com/.  Including the June 2023 Festival and PD Weekend in Myrtle Beach with Alex & Emmy and their choirs!— The Kinnison Choral Company - check out their quality resources - or get your tracks made today - at KinnisonChoralCo.com. Get your copy of Dr. Burch’s new book, “The Business of Choir”: https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/the-business-of-choir-book-g10713. **Show music originally written by Mr. Todd Monsell**Show photography provided by Dr. Dan Biggerstaff

    • 51 min
    Episode 116 - Replay Celebrating “The Business of Choir” Book Release: The “Both/And” of Choral Leadership with Dr. Ramona M. Wis: Women’s History Month Series

    Episode 116 - Replay Celebrating “The Business of Choir” Book Release: The “Both/And” of Choral Leadership with Dr. Ramona M. Wis: Women’s History Month Series

    Every July the “Music (ed) Matters” podcast usually takes a break, but this summer we are doing a series of replays to celebrate the book, “The Business of Choir” recently released by Alex Gartner and your host, Dr. Emily Williams Burch. In this replay from the Pre-Release Book Tour, you'll hear from choral leadership author, Dr. Ramona M. Wis as she gives tangible examples and evidence to rejuvenate us as leaders. We talk about the way people are led, the importance of mindfulness, management versus leadership, and a slew of quotes to empower each of us no matter where we are in our professional (and personal) journey.Want to hear more about the book Alex and Emmy are writing? Check out Episodes 74 and 110! Order your copy of “The Business of Choir”: https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/the-business-of-choir-book-g10713. Learn more about Dr. Wis https://www.ramonawis.com/about or find her book https://www.ramonawis.com/publications. Read more about her choirs here: https://www.northcentralcollege.edu/choirs-and-choruses Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ONqukEKv9YU Join us over at Patreon.com/MusicEdMatters for monthly meet-ups, monthly bonus episodes, special content, and more!Support the companies that make The Music (ed) Matters Podcast possible: —Kaleidoscope Adventures - find your adventure today, kaleidoscopeadventures.com/.  Including the June 2023 Festival and PD Weekend in Myrtle Beach with Alex & Emmy and their choirs!— The Kinnison Choral Company - check out their quality resources - or get your tracks made today - at KinnisonChoralCo.com. **Show music originally written by Mr. Todd Monsell**Show photography provided by Dr. Dan Biggerstaff

    • 56 min
    Episode 115 - Replay Celebrating “The Business of Choir” Book Release: “Show Me the Numbers” with Catherine Dehoney

    Episode 115 - Replay Celebrating “The Business of Choir” Book Release: “Show Me the Numbers” with Catherine Dehoney

    Every July the “Music (ed) Matters” podcast usually takes a break, but this summer we are doing a series of replays to celebrate the book, “The Business of Choir” recently released by Alex Gartner and your host, Dr. Emily Williams Burch. In this replay from the Pre-Release Book Tour, you'll hear from Chorus America CEO Catherine Dehoney who talks with us about the importance of data and intentionality to justify the worth of choral singing. What type of data do we need to know and understand, where do we find it, and how do we identify the links necessary to tell our choral stories? Want to hear more about the book Alex and Emmy are writing? Check out Episodes 74 and 110! Order your copy of “The Business of Choir”: https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/the-business-of-choir-book-g10713. Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/4tYKqrJ4hEA Find out more about Chorus America at ChorusAmerica.org Join us over at Patreon.com/MusicEdMatters for monthly meet-ups, monthly bonus episodes, special content, and more!Support the companies that make The Music (ed) Matters Podcast possible: —Kaleidoscope Adventures - find your adventure today, kaleidoscopeadventures.com/.  Including the June 2023 Festival and PD Weekend in Myrtle Beach with Alex & Emmy and their choirs!— The Kinnison Choral Company - check out their quality resources - or get your tracks made today - at KinnisonChoralCo.com. **Show music originally written by Mr. Todd Monsell**Show photography provided by Dr. Dan Biggerstaff

    • 50 min
    Episode 114 - Replay Celebrating “The Business of Choir” Book Release: “Where are My People?” with Coty Raven Morris

    Episode 114 - Replay Celebrating “The Business of Choir” Book Release: “Where are My People?” with Coty Raven Morris

    Every July the “Music (ed) Matters” podcast usually takes a break, but this summer we are doing a series of replays to celebrate the book, “The Business of Choir” recently released by Alex Gartner and your host, Dr. Emily Williams Burch. In this replay from the Pre-Release Book Tour, you'll hear from Coty Raven Morris who talks to us about the importance of building an intentional culture within your choir or classroom. In this episode, we unpack the different types of people involved in our music-making and how to compassionately and authentically empower them - spoiler, it deals with the heart! Want to hear more about the book Alex and Emmy are writing? Check out Episodes 74 and 110! Order your copy of “The Business of Choir”: https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/the-business-of-choir-book-g10713. Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/3qH_jBnNo8Y Find out more about Coty @CotyRaven. Join us over at Patreon.com/MusicEdMatters for monthly meet-ups, monthly bonus episodes, special content, and more!Support the companies that make The Music (ed) Matters Podcast possible: —Kaleidoscope Adventures - find your adventure today, kaleidoscopeadventures.com/.  Including the June 2023 Festival and PD Weekend in Myrtle Beach with Alex & Emmy and their choirs!— The Kinnison Choral Company - check out their quality resources - or get your tracks made today - at KinnisonChoralCo.com. **Show music originally written by Mr. Todd Monsell**Show photography provided by Dr. Dan Biggerstaff

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

HALuser ,

Amazing and encouraging resource

I discovered this podcast about 2 months ago listening to Choralosophy. I just finished my final episode (long commute in LA traffic means lots of podcast time.) Thankfully I’m a Patreon member so I have that content to listen to next!
Although I am experienced music educator with over 13 years in the classroom, this year is my first time teaching secondary curricular chorus and this podcast has been a lifeline, giving tips, encouragement, inspiration, and even introduction to repertoire. Plus I feel like Emmy is a friend!

ErynnM ,

Great Variety of Relevant Topics and Guests

I have been enjoying this podcast so much! Dr. Burch does such a great job of allowing her guests a lot of room to speak, and she recaps the big ideas as they happen. She has a great banter with the guest, but she keeps their dialogue, experience, and expertise centered. In her “The Dr. is In” episodes, we get to hear her point of view and experience centered. I have found her guest choices to cover different areas of musical relevance, as well as current educational trends and needs. Her energy is so positive and inspirational, and I have loved spending time listening to this podcast. Highly recommend!

GODisLOVE75 ,

AMAZING!

Dr. Emily Williams Birch and her guests are a wealth of knowledge and joy! The authenticity and heart in this podcast are second-to-none and you will always learn something from each episode! A wonderful resource!

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