The Singer Link

Network with Singers Around the Globe!

Choral Director as Transformational Leader

As a person of influence, the choral director a unique opportunity to influence many people. The primary influence we have is that of the transformation of singers into a choir and then the transformation of the choir into an ensemble.

We, as a choral professional influence people in many ways - musically and in non-music settings. We influence people positively or negatively. Discernment is a key leadership skill. Framing our comments and actions in ways that create the desired results is what sets us apart as exceptional from those who are ordinary. We empower, enable, and inspire excellence as leaders in both musical and non-music situations.

Here's one example...



5 Dumb Things Directors Say to Choirs

1. Circle the Note…

2. Watch the Director…

3. Speak the Text…

4. You Are Singing Too Loud…

5. Why Did You Sing the Wrong Note?…

I'm guilty of saying things that confuse people and convey a message that brings a response that is not desired. When I get a negative result, it's time for self awareness and a personal upgrade of my skills and abilities. What is your process? Let's share ideas that help us all be better leaders in all situations.

Read my post on Monday Morning Email on this topic and follow the thread on the choral director as transformational leader this year at http://bit.ly/xxPbrg

As a person of influence, the choral director stands apart from the pack - we know how to get things done, we know how to influence people, and we get things done - a lot of things. Pastors and school administrators could learn from us. Let's be constantly aware of how much influence we have - with everyone.

Hugh Ballou

Tags: Leadership

Views: 480

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I got spammed with this message about twelve times just now in my email inbox. Something is wrong with the message delivery system at Singer Link.

Sorry,

I'm the flub that did it. I was trying to send myself a proof, and sent it to everyone.

Thanks,

Hugh Ballou

hehe....there's more..:)

Get it from your diaphragm...get what?:) hehe

I am a singer, not a director.  I have sung in many choral groups and in all of those groups, the director has warmed us up.  Lately I sing in a church choir in San Diego, and the director NEVER warms up the choir.  Isn't that part of a director's job?

Kim Cooney

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Latest Activity

Sacramento Choral Society posted an event
Thumbnail

Summer Sing 2015 at St. John's Lutheran Church

August 13, 2015 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Attention Area Singers and Music Lovers!Come celebrate summer, music and community atSummer Sing 2015 An informal choral reading session and “instant concert” featuringRequiem for the Living – Dan ForrestRyan Enright, OrganistJaimes Milson, Boy SopranoBeth Ann Homoleski, SopranoNephi Speer – TenorThursday, August 13 at 7 PMSt. John’s Lutheran Church17th…See More
Tuesday
Box Office posted an event

Triptych: A World Without End at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall

November 15, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm
Triptych: A World Without End Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 2:00 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019 Tickets $20-$100 Program: TARIK O'REGAN Triptych TARIK O'REGAN The Ecstasies Above MOZART Missa Brevis in F Major, K.192 DANIEL ELDER World Without End (World Premiere) Performers: Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International Robert Istad and Alicia W. Walker, Conductors CLICK HERE TO BUY…See More
Tuesday
Gregor Laskowski posted an event

Choral Workshop 2016 in Cracow (Poland) at Cracow

September 27, 2016 to October 2, 2016
International Oratorio Choir Choral Workshop 27 September - 2 October 2016 in Cracow (Poland)Szymanowski & BrahmsWho is the International Oratorio Choir? The International Oratorio Choir (artistic director Peter Laskowski) is a project choir, with which you may again perform the oratorios you know in an international lineup.Who can take part in the project? -groups of at least 10 personsWhat are the terms and conditions for singers? -own choral scores (published by Universal Edition) of…See More
Tuesday
Box Office posted an event
Thumbnail

True Concord Voices & Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. 1941 Broadway at 65th Street, New York, NY 10023

September 11, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
Featuring Mozart’s Requiem and the New York premiere of Stephen Paulus’ Prayers and Remembrances, originally commissioned for the 10th anniversary of 9/11True Concord Voices & Orchestra™ draws upon the first rank of professional choral and instrumental musicians from around the United States in service of its artistic mission: to enrich lives through the transformational power of classical music. True Concord seeks to bring together hearts from Tucson with those from New York and around the…See More
Jul 27
Caroline Knaggs posted an event

Street Requiem : for those who have died on the street at Old First Presbyterian Church

August 29, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
by Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne & Jonathon Welch AMCalifornia Premiere PerformancesSat Aug 29, 7pm, Old First Presbyterian Church, San FranciscoSun Aug 30, 2pm, Congregational Church of San MateoAdditional dates and locations will be added soonFeaturing: world-renowned opera superstar FREDERICA VON STADE, members of the Community Women's Orchestra, pianist Carl Pantle,…See More
Jul 10
Gregor Laskowski posted events
Jul 1
Caroline Knaggs posted a blog post

STREET REQUIEM in San Francisco: Sing with Frederica Von Stade for a great cause

Register at http://www.trybooking.com/IEJK to join the chorus this summer in the California premiere performances of STREET REQUIEM, benefiting Singers of the Street (SOS) - a program that enables homeless and marginally housed San Franciscans to express themselves and improve their quality of life by singing in a choir. In light of recent race-related violence in the…See More
Jun 18
Mike Emery posted an event
Thumbnail

UH Moores Concert Chorale Bidding Fans Farewell Before International Performances at Zion Lutheran Church (3606 Beauchamp St.); 7:30 p.m., June 30 – All Saints Catholic Church (215 E. 10th St.); 7:30 p.m., July 3 – Moores Opera House at UH (Entrance 16 off Cullen Boulevard)

June 29, 2015 at 6pm to July 3, 2015 at 7:30pm
Houstonians are well aware of the talents of the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music Concert Chorale. In the past five years, the acclaimed choir – led by Betsy Cook Weber – has taken its talents across the Atlantic three times to dazzle international audiences. Soon, it will return to Europe to perform and compete in the Grand Prix of Nations in Magdeburg, Germany.The Chorale will perform July 5 – 12 in Germany, but audiences don’t have to purchase airfare to enjoy its music this…See More
Jun 18

Notes

Conan Features a Choir on His Show

Conan features the Scala and Kolacny Brothers choir on his TV show.

 

What's next? Are we getting some culture on TV?

 





The all female choir performs…

Continue

Created by SingerLink Apr 23, 2011 at 10:43am. Last updated by SingerLink May 1, 2011.

The Christian West and Its Singers

Here's a review of a great new book "The Christian West and Its Singers" by Jeffery Tucker:



Jeffrey remarks:


"So rather than a review, I say to you, this book exists. Perhaps it has opened a new chapter in history of the study of Christian…
Continue

Created by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010 at 9:08pm. Last updated by SingerLink Aug 29, 2010.

Presentation Mini Master Class





Maestro…
Continue

Created by SingerLink Sep 29, 2009 at 7:58am. Last updated by SingerLink Aug 10, 2010.

Working With Singers

Here's a great video on working with singers from I… Continue

Created by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010 at 9:21pm. Last updated by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010.

Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt

Here's a preview of an new book about Joseph Flummerfelt





In Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt: Thoughts on Conducting, Music, and Musicians, Donald Nally presents a window into the mind and heart of one of America's most celebrated and distinguished choral…
Continue

Created by SingerLink Jun 2, 2010 at 6:55am. Last updated by SingerLink Jun 2, 2010.

Great Offers

 


Stories from
Great Leaders

Events

© 2015   Created by SingerLink.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service