The Fun Music Company is just starting a brand new product, which we hope to release later this year.
This product will be called Fun Warmups for Choir (or similar, we’re not totally sure of the title yet), and it will feature:
We’re not totally certain of the structure of the content yet, as it may change depending on what is submitted.
Our development process will be something like this:
We ask choir directors and choir trainers from all over the world to contribute their best ideas that work for their choirs. The ideas need to be original or traditional activities. As warmups are often handed down from choir director to choir director often no-one knows who originally invented it anyway! Just please don’t contribute anything that you know violates anyones copyright.
We just need an idea of how to perform the warmup, so sheet music would be preferred, so that we can understand it exactly in a written form. Chord symbols for accompaniments are fine, you don’t have to write it all out exactly (but you can if you wish).
We will then edit them together and remove duplicate ideas, and we may ask one editor who we have worked with before to co-ordinate this. We will then structure it into the end format of student booklet and teachers guide. We may go back to the providers and ask them to check their own ideas and accompaniments for accuracy.
We invite a group of choir directors (who may or may not have been involved at phase 1) to view the drafts and give detailed feedback. We will also pay a nominal fee to those editors at this stage.
We are going to facilitiate this through elance.com. Elance is a system whereby contractors bid an amount for a job, and they manage the payment, so it is all very easy for everyone. You know you’ll get paid, and we know we’ll get the work by a specific deadline.
If you’ve not used elance.com thats no problem, just signup as a provider and then search for our job “Warmups for Choir”. You need to signup to write in the “Writing and Translation” category, and you’ll find the job under “Other – Writing Services”
The minimum bid on elance is $50, so if you’ve only got one or two great ideas that you want to contribute, just bid $50, and that will still be welcome.
If you’ve got lots and lots of warmups in your “kit bag”, and you’ve got more to contribute, then please bid more.
We’re not looking for the cheapest job here. We want the best, so we can create an absolutely brilliant product for choir directors.
We might get a handful of people wanting to be involved, or we may get hundreds. If we do get too many obviously we can’t choose everyone, so please don’t be offended if we can’t choose you. We will choose at least 5, but more like 10 contributors if we can at this first stage, and we expect to pay between $50 and $200 per provider.
So click here to check out the posting on elance.com, and if this link doesn’t work just go to elance.com, click on the link that says “WORK” at the top of the page, then enter “Warmups for Choir” in the search box.