Author: Cathy Britton

Bubble Gum Challenge

I hope your fall is off to a great start with your choir(s). There are new singers in your group and many veterans as well. Time to mix them up a bit so they can get to know each other a little better. Singing in a choir for young people is, first and foremost, all about relationships. This will […]

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“Knowing a person is like music…

what attracts us to them is their melody, and as we get to know who they are, we learn about the harmony, rhythm and lyric that makes them unique.”As you begin to plan for your fall and the anticipation of working with new singers in your choirs, it’s important that all singers, especially the new young people, feel […]

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“You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note.”Doug Floyd

Several years ago my good friend and colleague, Melanie, decided to start a Festival of Choirs, an international high school choral festival, at The American International School of Muscat, Oman (TAISM). www.taism.com  The country of Oman is located near the Persian Gulf and United Arab Emirates.  What an ho… Several years ago my good friend and colleague, Melanie, decided to start a […]

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“Trust is built with consistency.” Lincoln Chafee

April Greetings – Now that Easter services have been completed for the spring,  I’m sure some of you are winding down your youth choir for the year.  For those of you who tour with your group during the summer, your attention has now turned to finalizing music, housing, itinerary, bussing, etc.  Don’t forget to be intentional about […]

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Stay Awake and Boogie! Retreat

March Greetings! Spring is on it’s way. I know it can be hard to look ahead to plan for the fall but school and parent calendars are always 6 to 9 months ahead so we have to be as well. With that in mind, are you looking for an out-of-the-box beginning of the year retreat […]

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