When Choir Members Leave By Jaime Babbitt T his common occurrence has baffled choir directors worldwide for (dare I say) centuries. And how about when an accompanist leaves? Whatever is a choral director to do? Ask why…and really be open to hearing the answers, from the members and from yourself.
Recruitment: It’s Never Too Early By Dr. Megan Wicks-Rudolph H ave you ever thought “It’s too early to recruit? Course cards don’t even come out for another month.”? Or thought, “I need more kids in choir, but I have already tried everything I know.” Or, you have a thriving choral program, but are always looking for more ways to attract those great kids to your program.
Singing Well With Others By Jaime Babbitt F or choristers, blending with their sections (and the entire choir) is as important as a sense of balance is to a downhill skier. It brings to mind the phrase, “You have one job!”
Eight Ways to be a More Awesome Choir Member By Jaime Babbitt S hare this with your students! Being a member of a choir is always-repeat, -an honor and a joy. Let’s face it: we shouldn’t do it otherwise. Serving our community and the world beyond by raising our voices in song – what better way to give back?
4 practical strategies to induct new singers into your choir – Total Choir Resources As time goes by, it’s inevitable that your core of existing singers will be joined by new recruits. It’s wonderful to welcome new faces and new voices to the choir. As choir leader, there are a number of steps you can take to ensure this meeting of new and existing singers runs smoothly and benefits …