By: Brent Wells When I think about the MCO experience, the images that flit through my mind are not of the concert halls where we have performed, the CDs we have made, or the scores of music we have sungView Full Story
Let All That Is In Me Adore Him!
By: Brandon Stewart For the past few weeks, I have been moved by the youth and adults of MCO as they sing, “Praise to the Lord, oh let all that is in me adore Him! All that hath breath joinView Full Story
Why communal music-making is so powerful
By: Brent Wells 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 areView Full Story
I Have No Country. I Am Not Congolese. I Am Not Rwandan.
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
Combating the Attack on Men and Boys
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
So, How Do We Save America?
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
All The Romantic Songs You Need To Know For Valentines Day
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
MCO Singer Insider: Chelsee Rowberry
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
Brett Stewart’s 5 Top Album Favorites
By: Brett Stewart The Last 5 of Our Favorite Things 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
Cory Mendenhall’s Top 5 Album Favorites
By: Cory Mendenhall A Few More of Our Favorite Things 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 on longView Full Story