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Why communal music-making is so powerful

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November 15, 2017

I recently enjoyed a few days in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at a convention of choral directors. Attending these types of events presents a wonderful opportunity to hear the excellent work that colleagues from around the country are doing, and providesView Full Story

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I Have No Country. I Am Not Congolese. I Am Not Rwandan.

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October 3, 2017

Brett Stewart shares his experience with refugee children in MCO One of the most humbling aspects of my job is seeing firsthand the life-altering impacts that MCO has on the lives of its participants and audience. I am currently havingView Full Story

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Combating the Attack on Men and Boys

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August 11, 2015

By:Matt Rasmussen As a boy I remember waking up each morning for family scripture study and coming downstairs with uplifting music playing to help set the tone and provide the right spirit in my home. I learned as a young boy theView Full Story

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So, How Do We Save America?

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July 4, 2015

By: Brett Stewart My high school water polo and swim coach was relentless. Notoriously. He was known for either throwing something IN the pool or pulling someone OUT of the pool, always with some variation of fury. More than once my parentsView Full Story

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All The Romantic Songs You Need To Know For Valentines Day

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February 13, 2015

Planning on singing to someone this Valentines Day? Need help deciding which song will represent your “True Feelings” to that special someone? Need help from a trained ear? Someone who has your back, musically speaking? Look no further! Well justView Full Story

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MCO Singer Insider: Chelsee Rowberry

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November 20, 2014

By Chelsee Rowberry My name is Chelsee Rowberry, and I am a choir snob. I should have realized it earlier. I have loved singing for as long as I can remember, especially in choirs. I knew when I went toView Full Story

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Brett Stewart’s 5 Top Album Favorites

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October 27, 2014

The Last 5 of Our Favorite Things by Brett Stewart 1. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 – “Pathetique;” Leonard Bernstein & New York Philharmonic On iTunes Anything by Tchaikovsky is Godly, and the sixth symphony is without a doubt the inspiration forView Full Story

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Cherilyn Worthen’s Top 5 Album Favorites

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October 25, 2014

Even More of Our Favorite Things by Cherilyn Worthen 1. Simple Gifts: The King’s Singers On iTunes I have always admired The Kings Singers for impeccable ensemble precision, exacting intonation, and the ability to perform all musical styles in aView Full Story

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Cory Mendenhall’s Top 5 Album Favorites

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October 23, 2014

A Few More of Our Favorite Things by Cory Mendenhall   1. Gustav Holst: The Planets: London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus On iTunes This orchestral suite is, in my opinion, Holst’s finest instrumental work. I love listening to this suite onView Full Story

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Brandon Stewart’s Top 5 Album Favorites

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October 21, 2014

A Few of Our Favorite Things! by Brandon Stewart I love working with our little four year olds, youth, teens, and adults in MCO. It brings me so much joy to see their lives lifted by quality, spiritual music. AsView Full Story