Somebody Needs that Gift You Have

Somebody Needs that Gift You Have

Singer, you have a gift that someone needs. Player, you do too. You have something that can turn hearts.  This gift you have redirects minds.  It replenishes emotions and encourages hearts. You have a song. Not the general “song.” You have a song....

Repetition: The affect of immediate context

Last week, I said that we music directors must repeat songs. Why do you think that is the case? One reason we should repeat songs more often is that the impact of a song is affected by its context.  Here’s what I mean. A different combination of songs will bring...

Why You Should Not Fear Asking

The fear that says, “They will not want to play/sing,” is unfounded. If I’ve learned anything this year, it’s that instrumentalists love to play and singers love to sing.  Don’t feel like you are inconveniencing them by having them...