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How To Start A Fine Arts Academy In Your Church

How To Start A Fine Arts Academy In Your Church
  Since the time of Christ, the Christian church has had a profound influence on the arts in Western Civilization. This influence was perhaps neve...

Choir Is For Everyone!

Choir Is For Everyone!

“Not every singer is suited to every choir, BUT there is a choir suitable for EVERY singer!”

Tips For Teaching New Tunes

Tips For Teaching New Tunes
     Summer is over and choirs are back and already hard at work. Choral directors all over the world are busy teaching new songs to their choriste...

Director Tips For Choir Recruiting

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...

4 Simple Ways To Affirm Your Singers

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.

What To Do With Your Choir In May?

What To Do With Your Choir In May?

Our contests and concerts are over

Easter has come and gone too

There’s still six weeks until summer

Oh, what is my choir to do?

How Choral Music Is Changing Uganda

How Choral Music Is Changing Uganda
The African Children's Choir is one of the premier choral groups on the planet. Read this article to find out about how they're using choral music to change both their community, and the world.

How To Improve Choral Sound Immediately

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?

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

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.

Espirit De Choir!

Espirit De Choir!
Five practical ways to inspire enthusiasm and build community in your choir

Pine Needles and Candle Wax

Pine Needles and Candle Wax
  Well, Christmas is over.  The joyous sounds of the season still echo through performance and worship venues all over the world, but Christmas is ...