University of Toronto Choral Conducting Symposium 2014

University of Toronto Choral Conducting Symposium 2014
This intensive, one-week seminar is an excellent opportunity for music teachers and community chorus conductors to gain professional development and continuing education credits (graduate and undergraduate). The combination of learning and camaraderie of fellow music teachers and other conductors makes for a stimulating and enjoyable experience.
Monday, July 14th until Friday, July 18th, 2014
(8:30 – 4:30, M – TH; 9 – noon on Friday)
Toronto, ON, Canada
Dr. Tim Sharp, Executive Director, American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), Masterclass Clinician, will coach 12 advanced conductors in rehearsal with the Symposium Singers, as well as conduct all Symposium participants in a Directors’ Chorus that rehearses daily.
Masterclass conducting applications will include CV’s and examples of applicants’ recent work and must be submitted by May 1, 2014.  (Regular registration for other participants is due June 1, 2014.)
Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt and Dr. Lori-Anne Dolloff, University of Toronto faculty members, will coach intermediate level conductors and teach sessions on conducting and rehearsal technique, as well as repertoire selection.         
The seminar will focus on:
Repertoire selection and analysis
Choral pedagogy and rehearsal planning
Leadership for choral musicians
Vocal pedagogy for conductors and choristers
Other Collaborators:
Christopher Dawes, choral accompanist and concert organist;
Elizabeth McDonald, soprano, U of T voice faculty member.
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