Here are ten tips for church singers in regards to communication. What is the best way to communicate the message of your music to a congregation? Here are some fabulous ideas from my teacher and mentor, Ray Gibbs.
I hope that you are able to benefit from these words of wisdom about communication in church music. Please leave comments below if you have any additional thoughts.
Ray Gibbs received his first degree in Voice Performance at San Diego State University, and then earned a Master of Music degree in Opera Theater at Manhattan School of Music in New York City. He made his debut with the New York City Opera Company in 1968, before he was out of graduate school. He joined the Metropolitan Opera in 1970 as the youngest baritone on the roster, then three years later made his debut as a tenor in the role of Romeo (Gounod's Romeo et Juliette). He performed a number of leading roles at the Met and has sung with regional Opera Companies all over the United States as well as with many Symphony Orchestras. He served as Distinguished Professor of Voice at Memphis State University and as Artist in Residence at Pensacola Christian College. He continues his singing ministry in churches throughout America with his wife, Ann, and daughter, Christina, and continues teaching voice in his private studio. See more at his website, raygibbs.com.
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