My Rules for Working With Adult Choirs

I have seen many enormously talented musicians and conductors from educational backgrounds and successful teaching careers struggle with teaching, motivating, and leading adult singers, namely volunteer and community choirs.

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Sean Baugh
Pick just ONE thing

We were having one of THOSE rehearsals. Nothing was going as planned. We rehearse once a week and I had spent days determining what “kind” of rehearsal this was going to be - workhorse? Fun and laid back? Emotional? It was supposed to be a “workhorse” rehearsal. We had a substitute pianist, who really wasn’t all that prepared, a third of the chorus absent, but I still persisted - DAMNIT! THIS IS GOING TO BE A PRODUCTIVE REHEARSAL!

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Sean Baugh