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Choir Ninja, with Ryan Guth

May 30, 2017

Beth Richey-Sullivan discusses strategies for surviving the most perilous of choir director jobs: taking over a program from a rockstar. When your predecessor is both beloved and skilled, the incoming director needs “the skin of an elephant and the heart of a butterfly.” This episode is full of jaw-dropping examples...


May 26, 2017

Purpose, mission, vision...it’s all the same idea. Why do you do what you do? Now that the pressures of concert and contest season are behind you, it’s time to spend some time wrestling with the big questions. There are no easy answers, but Ryan and Stevie Berryman walk you through the discussions you need to have...


May 23, 2017

As if free hoodies weren’t enough, Catherine Dehoney introduces you to the wealth of support available through Chorus America. She and Ryan also discuss the changing choral landscape, and exactly what it takes to thrive as a professional community chorus. And yes, for real...free hoodies. Listen:   Highlight to...


May 20, 2017

Choir Ninja REWIND: Part 2 of Gabriel Crouch’s inspirational first year appearance on the podcast. This part goes deep into why choir experiences are important, whether you end up as a choral professional or an investment banker. It also touches on some startling differences between choral education in America and...


May 17, 2017

Sometimes a perceived set-back is really the best way forward. There is so much gold in this early two-part episode that it’s worthwhile to spotlight it now. In this segment, Gabriel discusses his upbringing in a musical family, and his early ambivalence towards music, even while entering Cambridge on a...