For many choral conductors in our organization September brings a new school year, the re-start of church choirs, and the beginning of a new “season” of music making. Repertoire choices are being made and conductors hopes are high for a fresh start and the chance to work with a group of excited and committed singers. I really enjoy this aspect of my job – starting anew! Thanks to all who participated in Summer Dialog and congratulations to program chair, Paula Holmberg, on a wonderful week of learning and connecting. It was a fantastic way to kick-start a new year. I wish you all the best as you begin, some for the first time and some for the 30+ time. Either way, it is truly exciting!