Sing It, Sister! How to Rock a Choir Workshop When You’re Flying Solo
Written By Mary Williams – Choir Leader, Singer & Blog Writer
Hey, you courageous wannabe choir singer! Do you want to rock your choir workshop? We know choir workshops and classes are a fabulous way to up your vocal game, mingle with fellow singers and make memories that’ll last a lifetime. But attending one where you’re a solo act among a sea of harmonizing strangers? Yikes!
Well, fear not, diva!
I’ve got your back with some sassy, practical advice to help you hit those high notes and make the most of your choir workshop experience, even if you don’t know a single soul.
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Icebreakers: Awkward but Awesome!
Yeah, we get it – icebreakers can feel like you’re back in high school trying to make friends in the cafeteria. But trust us. These activities are designed to help everyone loosen up and start forming connections. Channel your inner Beyoncé, participate enthusiastically and don’t hesitate to initiate a conversation. Who knows, you might even find your new singing bestie!
Be the Queen of Communication
When introducing yourself, put on your brightest smile and your friendliest wave. Ask open-ended questions about their musical journey and share your own melodious tales. Remember, every diva has a story! Listen actively, make eye contact, and follow up with genuine curiosity. Before you know it, you’ll have a choir full of new friends.
Schmooze with the Headliners
Organizers and instructors are the VIPs of any choir workshop, and they’re more than happy to help you slay your experience. Introduce yourself and ask for advice on how to make the most of your time. They might even point you towards the best snack table or give you the inside scoop on which sessions are not to be missed.
Volunteer like a Boss
Offer to help with tasks like organizing sheet music, setting up chairs, or even being the designated diva of hydration (passing out water, anyone?). Not only will this give you a chance to interact with other participants, but it’ll also show that you’re a team player. Plus, you’ll get to know the workshop inside and out.
Choir Network like a Pro
Use breaks, meals, and social events to work your charm and connect with fellow singers. You never know when these connections could lead to future gigs or even a ladies night out at karaoke! Swap contact info and follow each other on Instagram to keep the girl power going strong after the workshop ends.
Group Dynamics: Sing It Together!
Choir workshops are all about team building and bonding through the power of song. Embrace those group activities and exercises, and remember: teamwork makes the dream work! Encourage and support your fellow songstresses; you’ll make lasting friendships and become a more confident performer.
Have Fun, You Superstar!
Last but definitely not least, have a blast! A choir workshop is a fantastic chance to grow as a singer, learn from seasoned instructors, and create unforgettable memories. Embrace the challenges, laugh at the wrong notes, and take pride in your achievements. You’ll remember the fabulous friendships and the joy of making beautiful music together when it’s all said and done.
So go out there and rock your choir workshop with pride. You’ve got this.
Walking into a choir workshop without knowing anyone might seem scary, but armed with a positive attitude, a willingness to participate, and an openness to new connections, you’ll soon be singing your heart out alongside your newfound friends. So go ahead and shine, girl – let the power of music and sisterhood bring you closer together!
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