February 10-15, 2020 – A week with Kari Turunen, Jon Washburn and the Vancouver Chamber Choir at the 40th Annual National Conductors’ Symposium in Vancouver, BC
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Apply by Feb 5, 2020: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/outreach/#ncs
“The most profound musical experience I have had yet in my career.”
The Vancouver Chamber Choir’s 40th Annual Conductors’ Symposium is an opportunity to take part in master classes with one of Canada’s premier choral ensembles February 10-15, 2020 in Vancouver, Canada.
Presenting a week of conducting sessions and technique seminars, Master Conductors Kari Turunen and Jon Washburn will provide advanced training in choral conducting to university, school, church and community choir directors from around the world. The symposium will focus on providing conductors with as much podium time as possible and will culminate with each participant sharing in the conducting of a Vancouver Chamber Choir concert.
Observers are also welcome and are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the symposium, including some conducting sessions if they wish. Past Observers have attested that they learn as much as the Conducting Participants, without the added stress of performing in the final concert.
“Each day was packed full with enlightening, educational activities. Jon Washburn is a true master of his craft.”
“From discussions about organizational matters including boards, marketing and fundraising to artistic and practical elements of conducting, the Symposium is an all-encompassing look at leading an arts organization.”
“It was a stimulating opportunity to conduct professional singers. Having been a Symposium observer two years ago helped.”
“The singers were not only supportive, friendly and encouraging, but incredibly responsive to each conductor. Their feedback played a big part in my learning process.”