Episode 19: Reframing the Goals of an Ensemble According to What the People Are

Choral Connectivity: A People-First Approach to Singing

Dec 2 2021 • 51 mins

"Everyone should have the right to make music."

Adán Fernandez is passionate about creating spaces in choral music that are people-centered and culture-centered. His work in the Catholic church with Coro Guadalupano (a Spanish-speaking choir) and his Simbayanan' Chorale (a Filipino choir) alongside his work with the National Children's Chorus has led him to inspiring conclusions when it comes to a culture-centered experience. Being from an immigrant family, culture has always been an important part of Adán's upbringing and teaching philosophy. You will be inspired by Adán's willingness to consider the people of his choirs (or orchestras!) as the first priority.

America is a diverse society, so it is important that as American choral conductors we explore the choral world outside of our own experiences, whatever that may be. Reach out to me and let me know your thoughts about this inspiring episode on Instagram and Facebook (@choralconnectivitypodcast), through the contact form on the website (choralconnectivity.com) or through my email (podcastchoralconnectivity@gmail.com). I want to hear from you!