About Us

The Choir Director Corner

Bringing Resources and Positivity to Choir Directors Everywhere!


 

What is the Choir Director Corner?

Well, it’s something that has been brewing for quite some time!  It started during my student teaching experience, as I started to realize all of the things that I still needed to learn before I started my first job as a choir director.  More ideas started to form when a summer workshop presenter said during their presentation, “It doesn’t matter how good your college or university education was, there’s just no possible way that they can teach you everything you need to know in four years.”  And on a regular basis, I come across things that make me stop and say, “I wish I had known this two, five, ten years ago!”  I now run a very successful high school choral program, which has received various awards and recognitions.  I was encouraged by other choir directors to share my experiences, and became inspired to help other choir directors conquer many of the challenges that I had faced in my own teaching.  This led to the creation of The Choir Director Corner!

Take a look at our Performance Recordings!

For many directors, awards and recognitions are one thing–but as they say, “The Proof is in the Pudding!”

I have listed many performance recordings of my high school choirs on The Choir Director Corner SoundCloud Page.  These are here for you to enjoy and to serve as a resource–maybe find the next piece for your choir?

 

I hope you enjoy them!

Matt

 

 


 

 

 

The Choir Director Corner is here to help you learn more about:

  • Managing a Choral Program
  • The Choral Rehearsal Process
  • How to Get the Sound You Want Out of Your Choir
  • The Logistics: Handbooks, Schedules, Rehearsal Plans, and More
  • Assessment
  • Choosing Repertoire for your Ensembles
  • Classroom Management
  • And More!

And most importantly, we will strive to do all of this in a positive, encouraging environment!

Meet Matt Walker


 

Matt grew up in small-town Iowa, and somehow found his way to Luther College.  Singing with Weston Noble, he was inspired to make music and teaching his career.

After a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Iowa, Matt returned to the choir world, first as the 6-12 vocal music director at North-Linn Community Schools. He now teaches 9-12 vocal music at Xavier H.S. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Matt has been fortunate to have so many wonderful choral experiences in his life, and he hopes to now give back by sharing those experiences with other directors.