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Choir Ninja, with Ryan Guth

Mar 31, 2017

Some of us barely get to see our students individually for any real length of time, so today I’m going over my short process for classifying voices as soprano, alto, tenor, or baritone/bass using examples from my own high school choir. We will dig into what to listen for, ideal characteristics of each voice part,...


Mar 28, 2017

Today, I deep dive into the practices of Daniel Gutierrez of Reed Academy Singers to find out what it takes to put together the type of performance that receives not one, but two standing ovations at the National ACDA conference.   Click to download episode! Show Notes:

  1. Stay the course (Don’t go crazy)
  2. Be open to...


Mar 24, 2017

It’s time for a little boost of self-confidence and reassurance from the Choir Ninja! If you’re feeling a little down about how the year has gone for you, here are some things to do to give you the boost you need to finish the year on a high note!   Listen: Click to download episode! Show Notes:

  1. Reject the...


Mar 20, 2017

Music, men, and money...What more can a high school program need? Join Donny and Antonio of the Barbershop Harmony Society as we explore the potential success you can have with Barbershop as part of your school choral offerings. Listen: Click to download episode! Show Notes:

  • Why start a...


Mar 13, 2017

...and here's why. Matt Curtis of Choral Tracks drops in to talk with me about the importance of attending conferences.