Ten Tips for Conductors! Energy! The conductor must have more energy than the choir. Choirs respond to an energetic and passionate conductor. Particularly with young choirs, a fast-paced rehearsal captures the choristers’ attention, reducing boredom and unwelcome behaviour. Model! As conductors, we should constantly model posture, correct mouth shape, and breath preparation.
What Your Students Will Remember By Walter Bitner A t some point early in my teaching career someone told me “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel .” …or something like that. I don’t remember who said it or when, honestly.
Three Things Good Choral Directors Do By Jamie Babbit Choral directors have a fun, yet rough job. Imagine commandeering a room/church/auditorium filled with singers. I know, the mind boggles, doesn’t it? I hate to generalize, but singers are almost impossible to commandeer; I liken it to herding cats. Firstly, most of us singers love to talk.