68 episodes

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

    • Music
    • 5.0 • 36 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 51 - The Afterglow: Unpacking the ACDA National Virtual Conference with Dr. Lynne Gackle and Dr. André Thomas

    Episode 51 - The Afterglow: Unpacking the ACDA National Virtual Conference with Dr. Lynne Gackle and Dr. André Thomas

    The National ACDA Virtual Conference set a goal for members to "Be inspired, Be rejuvenated, and Be encouraged." Join Conference Chair and ACDA VP, Dr. André Thomas and President Dr. Lynne Gackle as they share the conference afterglow with us!

    * When did the planning committee make the decision to go virtual?
    * What was the toughest aspect of pivoting to virtual?
    * How do you know the conference was successful?
    * Why do you think this event will change in the choral arts moving forward?
    * What is your favorite "flashbulb" moment from the event?

    It's not too late to "attend" the conference. Register and enjoy the sessions, speakers, and concerts until December 2021: ACDA.org.

    Link to Eric Whitacre’s Keynote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAIzDFoeAd8.

    Join the conversation! Patreon.com/MusicEdMatters

    **Our show sponsor, Kinnison Choral Company wants to help you find more time for sight-reading by giving you the tools you need to make your rehearsal space productive, fun, and inspiring! Head to EmilyBurch.org/Sponsors to grab the free calculator today!

    **Show music originally written by Mr. Todd Monsell

    **Show photography provided by Dr. Dan Biggerstaff

    • 51 min
    Episode 53: Raising the Bar with GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING Conductor, Dr. Adam Luebke

    Episode 53: Raising the Bar with GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING Conductor, Dr. Adam Luebke

    Raising the Bar. Getting the most out of your singers by setting the bar high, giving them the right tools, and leading with empathy.

    Dr. Adam Luebke was appointed Music Director of Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus in 2015. Since that time, the chorus has been hailed as “splendid,” “articulate,” “soaring,” and “virtuosic.” He and the chorus were awarded a 2021 GRAMMY for Best Choral Performance for their recording Richard Danielpour: The Passion of Yeshua with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor JoAnn Falletta. In this episode, Dr. Luebke shares how we can all “raise the bar” like he raised his amateur choir to attain a GRAMMY nomination and then the GRAMMY.

    What are your dreams and how can “raising the bar” help you get there? We want to hear! Join the convo at Patreon.com/MusicEdMatter. Want to be a part of a dynamite community and gain some fabulous PD? Details for Teacher PD Weekend 2021 available at Patreon as well, or reach out to your host, EmilyBurch.org/contact.

    Read more about Dr. Luebke: www.adamluebke.com

    Watch the episode here: https://youtu.be/WpANEM7UO1s.

    **Our show sponsor, Kinnison Choral Company wants to help you find more time for sight-reading by giving you the tools you need to make your rehearsal space productive, fun, and inspiring! Head to EmilyBurch.org/Sponsors to grab the free calculator today!

    **Show music originally written by Mr. Todd Monsell

    **Show photography provided by Dr. Dan Biggerstaff

    • 39 min
    Episode 52: Motivation in Music with Riter St. Luc

    Episode 52: Motivation in Music with Riter St. Luc

    There is power in music - we all know that! This episode taps into the positive and impactful power of motivation in music through intentional time, sharing stories, and connecting to a purpose.

    * What is the motivator in music?
    * Why is motivation in music important?
    * Are you using motivation effectively?
    * How can we find, share, and develop motivation?
    * Tips we can use to motivate and be motivated effectively

    An absolutely perfect episode to celebrate 1-year of weekly releases on the "Music (ed) Matters" Podcast as well as the encouragement you need to get through the spring break slump - especially if you’re not getting a spring break this year!

    Find Riter St. Luc on Instagram for additional motivation and ideas: @thebookofluc_

    Join the conversation! Patreon.com/MusicEdMatters

    Watch the interview: https://youtu.be/YfU4VMq-dnQ

    **Our show sponsor, Kinnison Choral Company wants to help you find more time for sight-reading by giving you the tools you need to make your rehearsal space productive, fun, and inspiring! Head to EmilyBurch.org/Sponsors to grab the free calculator today!

    **Show music originally written by Mr. Todd Monsell

    **Show photography provided by Dr. Dan Biggerstaff

    • 28 min
    Bonus Episode #14 - D.A.R.E Series: Dr. Brenda Galvez on Diversity and Access in Visual and Performing Arts — A Series Sponsored by True Change Alliance

    Bonus Episode #14 - D.A.R.E Series: Dr. Brenda Galvez on Diversity and Access in Visual and Performing Arts — A Series Sponsored by True Change Alliance

    From the "Music (ed) Matters" Podcast and your host, Dr. Emily Williams Burch (also available wherever you listen to podcasts):

    Bonus Episode #14 - D.A.R.E Series: Dr. Brenda Galvez on Diversity and Access in Visual and Performing Arts — A Series Sponsored by True Change Alliance

    Brought to by our friends at True Change Alliance, the D.A.R.E bonus series:

    As a first-generation Latina, Dr. Brenda Galvez believes that education is important for social and economic mobility and that it is critical for individuals to invest in their communities. She works towards increasing access to under-represented communities in areas of higher education, financial literacy, and self-advocacy. In this special TCA sponsored bonus series, Dr. Galvaz shares her research on diversity and access in visual and performing arts (VAPA) majors at research institutions, especially given her most recent position in the School of Music at UCLA as Associate Director of Advising and Scholarships where she connected music students to campus resources.

    Connect with Dr. Galvez on instagram @latinahustle_

    Learn more about TCA: https://www.truechangealliance.org/

    Let us know what you think! Connect with your host, Dr. Emily Williams Burch at EmilyBurch.org/contact or join the conversation on Patreon.com/MusicEdMatters

    Watch the episode: https://youtu.be/FqqRDi3crRs

    **Show music originally written by Mr. Todd Monsell

    **Show photography provided by Dr. Dan Biggerstaff

    • 36 min
    Episode 50 - Episode 1 Remixed: Celebrating 50 Episodes!!

    Episode 50 - Episode 1 Remixed: Celebrating 50 Episodes!!

    As a fun "thank you" for supporting the podcast for 50 episodes, this special remix episode features the first-ever guest, Dr. Barbara Tagg and a flipped interview where Dr. Tagg asks show host, Dr. Emily Williams Burch a few enlightening questions.

    * If you could redo Episode 1, what would be different?
    * Why did you start the podcast and has the purpose (or why) changed over the course of 50 episodes?
    * How did you decide to do this and what have you learned from the experience?
    * What do you enjoy most about podcasting?
    * Where do you see the podcast going for the next 50 episodes?

    What’s your favorite episode? Let Dr. Burch know! EmilyBurch.org/contact

    Join the conversation! Patreon.com/MusicEdMatters

    Watch the episode on Dr. Emily Williams Burch's YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/ermK3ZNmrWs.

    **Our show sponsor, Kinnison Choral Company wants to help you find more time for sight-reading by giving you the tools you need to make your rehearsal space productive, fun, and inspiring! Head to https://emilyburch.org/sponsors/ and click the KCC logo to grab the free calculator today!

    **Show music originally written by Mr. Todd Monsell

    **Show photography provided by Dr. Dan Biggerstaff

    • 32 min
    Episode 49: Making Big Things Happen: “Choral Singing in America: Nurturing the American Soul,” A Documentary Series

    Episode 49: Making Big Things Happen: “Choral Singing in America: Nurturing the American Soul,” A Documentary Series

    Where does life as a musician or educator intersect with documentary creation? Right here! Hear from choral legend, Dr. Jerry Blackstone, filmmaker/choral singer, Brain Gaukel, and business expert/singer, Matt Workman as they share news about a big project - "Choral Singing in America: Nurturing the American Soul."

    * Who is involved in the project?
    * What will it look like?
    * How are you ensuring everyone has a voice?
    * What is the current process and timeline?
    * When can we expect to see more?

    Learn more about Choral Singing Documentary www.choralsinging.org (watch the teaser today - or sign up for the exclusive “Stream-a-thon” airing on March 25, 2021, after the special ACDA release on Thursday, March 18!)

    Synopsis from ChoralSinging.org/home: This documentary series gives voice to choral singing in America, the roots from which it grew, and what so many have felt for generations: in times of division and challenge, joy and sadness, heartache and ecstasy, life is better when we sing and even better when we sing together.

    Looking for a community that also loves music, education, and choir? Join the conversation over at Patreon.com/MusicEdMatters.

    **Show music originally written by Mr. Todd Monsell

    **Show photography provided by Dr. Dan Biggerstaff

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

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!

pachiridu ,

JUST what I’ve been looking for

This podcast is everything I could ask for as a choral music educator. The guests are knowledgeable and insightful, and there are always take-always to make your classroom better IMMEDIATELY. Also, I appreciate the many ways Dr. Burch brings help, guidance, and encouragement to us as her listeners and fellow music educators. She is kind, heartfelt, and all-round lovely. Seriously, an outstanding listen!!

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