The duties of a choir director often goes above and beyond that of conducting or leading a choir. He/she must be a good leader, be patient yet firm and be an excellent motivator. Jobs in this field are quite in demand given the number of churches and schools that exist around the globe.
This Day in Music History: 1864- Composer Richard Strauss was born in Munich, Germany. Among his famous works are: his symphonic poems "Macbeth" and "Don Quixote;" and his operas Salome and Elektra.