Words Matter-Word Matters
Five Quick Keys To Improving Choral Diction Choral music is unique in its nearly exclusive use of language to carry its message. I say ‘nearl...
Welcome Back, Singers!
Wake up friend, summer is over and your singers are arriving any day! So, as you close out your summer and head back into the choir room, this article will give a few simple reminders to help you prepare for this next year of choir.
Director Tips For Choir Recruiting
Fall is just around the corner and it’s time to begin thinking about adding to your ensemble’s numbers. Since fall is the beginning of a new annua...
John Parker's Top 8 Choir Hacks for 2019-20
As a limited time promotion for this article, enter the code "ECMHACK" for 20% off your entire order! A ‘hack’ is a clever tip or technique for ...
Choirs With Community Impact
Music must live on, and choir directors are the torch-bearers of the great cultural and community joy that comes from performing and experiencing it. This article will give you a few reminders of how we can use our choirs to better our community.
How To Get Your Music Published
Ever written a piece of music and wondered how to get it published for sale? This article will give you a simple, 5 step process to get you started.
4 Simple Ways To Affirm Your Singers
As directors, working to keep a positive atmosphere among our singers can be challenging. So, here are four simple and timely reminders to help us all maintain a positive and affirming environment within our ensembles.
How To Improve Choral Sound Immediately
Our rehearsal time is limited, so there isn’t time for a complete overhaul of our ensemble’s sound. However, there are a few quick tune-ups we can make to improve our choir’s sound right away.
How Much Money Do Composers Make?
Every wonder how much money is in the composing business? This article from ECM will tell you all the revenue splits that the industry has long kept secret.
Three Ways To Train Your Other Set Of Ears
Have you ever thought about your brain's ability to hear sound inside your head? With this article, learn how to use that internal auditory system to improve your choir's singing.