I wrote the following article for the yearbook at the school where I teach music. I think it applies to everyone, not just my students, so I’m sharing it here. Think back over the past month. You may have heard three or four sermons during that time. Can you name the subject of one of … Read More
Was it the Garlic?
I find it amusing when people talk fervently about whether some food or drink is good or bad for the voice. If they ask me, I usually tell them it’s probably not too big a deal. When I eat it or drink it, it goes down to my stomach and not past my vocal folds. … Read More
Congregational Song-Leading Resources
Are you an aspiring song leader, a current song leader, a past song leader, or a song leader groupie? If so, you may be interested in a free resource from Shenandoah Christian Music Camp, which is releasing a series of instructional videos taught by Wendell Nisly. You couldn’t ask for a better instructor, and you … Read More
Christmas in Velvet
Do you have sweet memories of music you listened to at Christmastime when you were a child? I do. I don’t remember how we got it or why we had it, but I grew up listening to a tape (yes, I’m from that generation) by Derric Johnson’s Vocal Orchestra called “Christmas in Velvet.” When I … Read More
Welcome to the website of Blue Sky Music, the online home for choral compositions and arrangements by Lyle Stutzman. Blue Sky Music exists to glorify God by offering quality, sacred choral music that is accessible, enjoyable, and effective. Some of the best experiences in my life have been spent with choirs. I love choir, and … Read More