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July 10-14, 2017
Application Deadline: June 1, 2017
Jerry Blackstone, Director of Choirs, University of Michigan
Julie Skadsem, Associate Professor of Music Education, University of Michigan
Eugene Rogers, Associate Director of Choirs and Associate Professor of Conducting
This workshop is devoted to the enhancement of beautiful and communicative choral singing. Sessions on rehearsal techniques, Dalcroze, male and female voice techniques, African music, compelling performances, voice placement, score study, and movement will take place during the Symposium. Students will conduct in class and be videotaped to aid in the evaluation of their work. Reading sessions of new repertoire will take place daily as well as practical opportunities for workshop participants.
Score Study Sessions
Monday-Friday 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Haydn: Paukenmesse (mini full score: Carus 40.607/07; order from Musical Resources, 800.377.0234); prepare to conduct either the “Kyrie” or the “Gloria” for Monday; further assignments from the Paukenmesse and the following pieces will be made throughout the week
Scores to provided in packet at Symposium:
Brahms: O schöne nacht (G. Schirmer 11800)
Mendelssohn: Verleih uns Frieden (Oxford OCCO 41)
Lauridsen: Sure on this shining night (peermusic)
Elder: Elegy (GIA G-8369)
Arr. McKelvy: Deck the halls (Mark Foster 35005212)
Application deadline: June 1, 2017
All applicants must submit an online application and complete the $30 non-refundable application fee.
No audition is required
The Choral Conducting Symposium may be taken as part of the Master of Music in Music Education degree program, for Summer graduate credit (NCFD) or for professional development without college credit. (Course Code: CONDUCT 507.412)
Questions regarding how to receive academic credit? Contact the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Admissions Office at 734-764-0593 or email at email@example.com
All applicants are accepted upon completion of an online application and $30 non-refundable application fee.
For more information about this workshop or any of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Summer Workshops, please contact the office of Youth & Adult Programs:
Phone: (734) 936-2660
Musical Resources of Toledo, OH - www.musical-resources.com
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