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Choir Ninja, with Ryan Guth

Jul 31, 2017

Drawing on lessons learned while losing at pool, Ryan shares what it means to have an entrepreneurial mindset as a  choir director. You will hear strategies about how to win at pool, how to lose at pool, and how to embarrassingly injure a friend during pool (with a step by step guide in the show notes). You will also...


Jul 26, 2017

I won’t lie. It’s worth listening to this entire podcast just because five and a half minutes into it Dr. Yarrington does an impression of an orchestra warming up, and it gave me life. Besides that, there is valuable information here about vocal warm ups, accountability, choosing appropriate literature,...


Jul 20, 2017

Did you ever want to sit down with one of the great choral directors over coffee and just chat? It might go something like this. Ryan and Dr. John Yarrington cover a lot of ground in this interview, including avoiding yard work in retirement, politically correct Christmas carols, the importance of doing great works...


Jul 15, 2017

Ryan continues his conversation with Los Angeles based Filipino composer Saunder Choi. In this episode they delve more deeply into the question of what constitutes an authentic cultural exchange. Saunder makes the case for more fully exploring a culture by going beyond the well-known folk or patriotic songs, and looking...


Jul 11, 2017

Los Angeles based Filipino composer Saunder Choi was raised in a Chinese family, and his diverse cultural background is informing his voice as an emerging choral composer. Saunder’s motive in composition is to use music to facilitate cultural exchange, telling stories that people might not otherwise hear. Ryan...