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Time Management Tips for the 21st Century Choir Director

~by Jeff Redding. Probably the greatest challenge choir directors face today is the busy schedules of the average American choir member. We have school, work, and community schedules that keep us in a whirlwind of activity and on-demand social media to further distract us when we do have a moment Read More

Pastoring the Choir

Pastoring the Choir

~by Cliff Duren. Wednesday nights are one of my favorite parts of being a worship pastor: Don’t get me wrong, Sunday mornings are way up on the list as well. But, I know that my best opportunity to pour into the choir and band is when we come together to Read More

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Help! I’ve never directed a choir before

~by Kevin Bengtson. What happens when your Music Minister or Choir Director has resigned, and you aren’t able to find someone to come in to lead your choir. You may love the choir, and there are about 15-20 people that love to sing in the choir. Your pastor and congregation Read More

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Looking Back and Looking Forward

by Cliff Duren ~ I’m sitting down to write this article on the eve of my 39th birthday. Yes, that’s right. I’m 366 days away from kissing my 30’s goodbye forever. Some of you are thinking, “30’s?! Sonny boy, I kissed them goodbye ages ago!” … while you fresh-out-of-college types Read More

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Breaktime’s Over! Tips for starting your new choir season

Summer is ending. The kids are headed back to school, the weather is slowly but surely cooling down, and football season is (aptly) “kicking off.” This time of year is a return to normalcy for many, and choir directors would be wise to take advantage and get their folks excited Read More

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Planning for Sunday Worship

Have you ever found yourself scrambling to make copies of charts on Sunday morning only to discover that three of the vocal charts are missing for today’s set, the bass player went out of town, and two of your singers, who happen to be both your tenors, have the flu? Read More