What is a Choir Director?

A choir director is someone who conducts and leads a choir. There are many types of choirs, including church choirs, children's choirs, school and community choirs.

A choir director motivates and inspires the choir, and knows the techniques needed to make a vocal performance stand out. They choose the piece that the group will perform and makes sure that the vocal harmony is perfect. He or she ensures that all choir members attend rehearsals and that they will be at their very best when performing.

A choir director usually has a background in conducting, harmony and vocal production, music theory, or teaching.

A choir director conducting a children's choir.

Are you suited to be a choir director?

Choir directors have distinct personalities. They tend to be artistic individuals, which means they’re creative, intuitive, sensitive, articulate, and expressive. They are unstructured, original, nonconforming, and innovative. Some of them are also enterprising, meaning they’re adventurous, ambitious, assertive, extroverted, energetic, enthusiastic, confident, and optimistic.

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