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Choral Music Experience - Ithaca College
Date: May 22, 2014
Choral Music Experience: The Winning Rehearsal/Performance Combination – Establishing Priorities, Building a Foundation, Expanding the Process, Allowing Creativity, and Inspiring Passion
June 29-July 3
Offered by choral conductor and clinician Janet Galván, with composer Andrea Ramsey (joining on Wednesday and Thursday) and supporting instructor, Derrick Fox, this workshop will help participants learn how to build engaging programs and conduct rehearsals that lead to great performances while engaging and teaching the singers in the process. This process begins with thorough score study and relating that knowledge and score study to what happens in rehearsal. Instructors at the Choral Music Experience (CME) present ways to enhance the quality and variety of repertoire, create a truly musical rehearsal environment, and improve the sound of the ensemble. The Choral Music Experience brings an integrated approach to music education, combining the development of performance skills with the acquisition of musical knowledge. The repertoire will be varied, featuring distinctive works for all levels (easy to difficult) from several styles and periods for treble voices, mixed choirs, and young men’s choruses. One special characteristic of this workshop is that participants work with composers on the music of the composer. An ASCAP award-winning composer, Andrea Ramsey writes for a wide range of ensembles and ability levels. Last year, one of her compositions was a highlight of the CME concert. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a conducting master class working with a chorus of young people ranging in age from eleven to eighteen (including young men’s voices) and observe CME faculty rehearsing the young people. Members of the Young People’s Chorus of New York will join the Ithaca Children’s Choir to be singers for the conductors.
Sunday through Thursday
Hours: Sunday, June 29: 1:30-5:30 Opening meeting and score study introduction
Monday and Tuesday, June 30 and July 1, 9-5
Wednesday, July 2 9-5:30
Thursday, July 3 9-5:00
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