Episode 16: Growing the Choral Pie with Beth Philemon
In this episode, I had a blast chatting with Beth Philemon of the Choir Baton Podcast and Instagram Takeover account about MANY concepts related to the business of the choral profession. We hit scarcity mentality and the fixed pie fallacy of economics all the way to being more mindful of the “products” we create with our students. I am also excited to feature the first COMPOSER EXPOSER episode brought to you by Graphite Publishing, featuring composer and cofounder Tim Takach. I hope you enjoy. Episode 16 Beth Philemon- Choir Baton Receive 10% Discount on your orders at http://www.graphitepublishing.com where you will find the works of Jocelyn Hagen, Eric Barnum, Timothy C. Takach,Paul Rudoi and MANY more. Composer Exposer with Tim Takach Beth Philemon is National Board Certified Teacher and choral conductor based out of Raleigh, NC, where she is currently pursuing her Masters in Business Administration with a focus in marketing and entrepreneurship from North Carolina State University. After ten years of teaching choir in public schools, she found a personal and institutional gap in the understanding of how to run school choir programs like the businesses they are and she hopes to educate others how to effectively promote, manage, and build choral music programs through the art of business. Conversely, Beth believes the world of business has much to learn from choral singing and she is passionate about delivering opportunities for community involvement in choir. Beth earned an undergraduate music education degree from Trevecca University in Nashville, TN, and a master’s degree in choral conducting from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. At NAU, Beth conducted the Shrine of the Ages choir, Women’s Chorale, Chamber Singers, Northern Voices vocal jazz ensemble, and opera scenes. Beth was Assistant Director for the 100+ member Flagstaff Master Chorale and Arizona Mountain Chorale and currently serves on the choral music faculty of the North Carolina Governor’s School. Beth taught middle and high school choral music in Tennessee and North Carolina (and several other courses along the way like musical theater, fundamentals of music, show choir). In 2018 she founded CHOIR BATON, a collaborative online community about life and choir. CHOIR BATON seeks to engage others through social media takeovers, the CHOIR BATON podcast, and online resources, under the mission of #morepeoplesinging. CHOIR BATON sends weekly newsletters to the community and information about how to sign-up for an Instagram takeover. Sign up at bit.ly/ChoirBatonEmail or follow along @choirbaton on Instagram. While on Facebook and Twitter, Beth’s main love is Instagram where you can see what shenanigans she’s up to @bethphilemon. And because she’s in business school, know you can also connect with her on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/bethphilemon.
TAP 037: Bridging the Gap with Beth Philemon Today on TAP, I’m talking with my friend Beth Philemon all about making connections between elementary and secondary education. Join Beth and I for our conversation about pedagogy, using social media, and why every teacher has something to share. Links mentioned in this episode: Beth’s Website | Follow Beth on Instagram | Check out Beth’s New Podcast Here Choir Baton Website | Follow Choir Baton on Instagram | Follow Anne on Instagram The Anacrusic Podcast is a proud member of the Music Teacher Development Podcast Network. The MuTed network provides support in the form of audio on demand programming designed by and for music educators. You can find more information about our network at mutedpodcasts.com Click here to become a member of the TAP Insiders FB Group | Click here to subscribe to the Anacrusic Newsletter
1. Meet Choir Baton founder and conductor Beth Philemon
The first Choir Baton episode gives a behind-the-scenes look at your host, Beth Philemon, and her history with choir, passion of the art form, and her idea(s) behind #choirbaton. As a passionate people person, Beth shares the top responses from people when they learn what she does and why she wants to change the conversation about singing in today’s society through the lens of choirs.Choir Baton Host: Beth Philemon @bethphilemon | www.bethphilemon.comVisit Choir Baton Online: @choirbaton | www.choirbaton.comChoir Baton Theme Song by Scott Holmes