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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

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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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How to Start a Brand New Choir, Christmas Program Wrap-up

We asked Matt Williams a few more questions about how the Christmas program went for his community choir and what the future of the choir looks like. We want to share his experience with you and we hope this encourages you as you consider starting a choir and as you Read More

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How to Start a Brand New Choir, Part 2

We asked Matt Williams a few questions about starting his community choir and how things are going. We wanted to pass it along to you, to encourage your ministry, and remind you that we are all in this together. We hope this helps and blesses you today! What are some Read More

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Handling Criticism: Part Two

In part two of this two-part series, Marvin Copaus introduces common conflicts choir directors and worship leaders face and how to deal with them. If you haven’t read part one, you can find it here.  Communication issues There are some folks that really don’t mean to criticize, but they don’t understand the Read More

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Handling Criticism: Part One

In part one of this two-part series, Marvin Copaus introduces common conflicts choir directors and worship leaders face and how to deal with them.  It’s a typical Sunday morning at your church, and you are ready to lead God’s people in worship. You managed to get the family to Sunday Read More

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Planning Powerful Band and Choir Rehearsals

By John Chisum Call me “idealistic,” but I could do with a lot less stress these days. Life itself is stressful enough, and if we were completely frank and honest with ourselves, leading Wednesday rehearsals can be one of the most stressful hours we face. Other than Sunday mornings when Read More

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Why People Aren’t Joining Your Choir (and How to Change It)

by John Chisum You’ve spent months culling through music, thinking, praying, and planning. You’ve set up a calendar and scheduled the perfect songs for just the right Sundays. You’ve thought through instrumentation and which musicians need to be scheduled. You’ve talked with the lead pastor about sermon subjects, series, and Read More

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How to Create a Bigger Sound From Your Choir

Every week you have the challenge and privilege of helping a group of voices present music that honors God and ministers to His people. However, have you ever wished for a way to extract a bigger sound from those in your choir? I’ve compiled a few tips and techniques to Read More