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Chorus America Announces Conducting Masterclass at 2014 Conference

Location: District of Columbia, USA
Application materials now available on the Chorus America Conference website, due April 21
 
Chorus America will present a Conducting Masterclass as part of the Conference in Washington DC on Thursday afternoon, June 12, 2014. The Masterclass will allow selected conductors the opportunity to work with members of The Singing Sergeants, the official chorus of the United States Air Force, and master conductors Anton Armstrong and John Alexander on a cappella literature.
 
Selected Conducting Fellows will be assigned two contrasting pieces from the following list of repertoire:
  • So I'll Sing With My Voice, Dominick Argento
  • Water Night, Eric Whitacre
  • My Spirit Sang All Day, Gerald Finzi
  • Sure On This Shining Night, Morten Lauridsen
  • O Nata Lux, Morten Lauridsen
  • Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, William Dawson
  • There is a Balm in Gilead, William Dawson
Conducting Fellows must be at least 22 years old by June 12, 2014 and members of Chorus America. Fellows will receive:
  • At least 30 minutes of podium time with the master conductors in front of an audience of Conference delegates
  • A 30-minute review session with Anton Armstrong and/or John Alexander after the Masterclass
  • A digital recording of their podium session
  • Complimentary registration for the 2014 Chorus America Annual Conference. Fellows are responsible for transportation, lodging, and other expenses during the Conference, as well as a $350 Masterclass participation fee.
Full application information, including DVD submission guidelines, is available now on the Conference website. Applications must be received by Monday, April 21, 2014. Up to four Fellows will be selected, and all applicants will be notified of their status no later than Friday, May 2, 2014.
 
For additional information, please contact Programs & Operations Manager Anne Grobstich Erps at 202.331.7577 x251 or agerps@chorusamerica.org.
 
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