Message from Ryan Guth at CHOIR NINJA:
Music selection is perhaps the most critical decision you make as a choir director. And making that decision can be completely overwhelming when you are looking for something you can successfully sing with 12 sopranos, 4 altos, and 2 basses. But music selection gives you the opportunity to create what Dr. Michael John Trotta calls a “culture of belonging,” where every voice has an important part. And there are resources out there who can help you find the perfect pieces to create that culture in your own choir.
BriLee Music, with Texas all-star Denise Eaton at the helm, is mentioned often in this episode because they are creating beautiful, artistic music that lends itself gracefully to choirs with uneven voice parts. With optional cue notation for changing voices and choristers with limited ranges, free accompaniment and practice tracks, and composers that are focused on everyday in-the-trenches directors like you, you can be certain that you’ll find music that is not only beautiful, but suitable.
Today is a big day for Choir Nation, because we are bringing you another amazing deal from the newest sponsor Sheet Music Deals! An online retail of ALL MAJOR PUBLISHERS, Sheet Music Deals is partnering with Choir Ninja to offer 20% off all BriLee/Carl Fisher publications when you use the promo code NINJA at check out. Their founder, Donald Beebe is working day in and day out to make Sheet Music Deals a trusted provider of sheet music to the school, church, and community markets through sponsoring reading sessions all over the country, providing top-notch customer service, and partnering with Choir Ninja to reach an audience that wants more than the same old crusty-dusty supplier your district has been with for years. Give Sheet Music Deals a try, and start with BriLee/Carl Fisher! You’ll be glad you did!
Enjoy today’s show!