“I don’t have time.”
“Rehearsal planning is the LEAST of my worries.”
“Our rehearsal energy is getting bad.”
“How can I change up my rehearsals to make it fresh, and exciting again?”
Over at “dotdotdotblog“, Vern Sanders, has listed an encouraging post with 30 things choir directors can do to to have a big impact on your choir. These tips are very, very practical and take little or NO preparation.
Here are a few ideas from his blog:
“1. Greet everyone by name as they arrive at rehearsal
2. Change the rehearsal seating arrangement to best fit the current week’s music
3. Work on vibrant, soft singing…it will make the loud singing have more impact
4. Rehearse an anthem only singing vowels or consonants, but not both
5. Have a choir member sit ‘in the pews’ during a part of a rehearsal and then report back to the choir what they heard and saw”
Check out the rest of the list HERE.