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Annual ESU Choral Leadership Workshop

for High School Singers and Directors

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Beach Music Hall

Registration: 8:30 AM

Workshop: 9 AM – 4 PM

This exciting workshop is dedicated to offering new and exciting ideas and choral techniques for high school directors and singers. Directors may nominate a mixed quartet (SATB) or double quartet (SATB/SATB) of the best singers who demonstrate leadership potential (freshmen through seniors). Additional quartets and/or incomplete quartets may be requested and will be accommodated if space is available. Directors are urged to sing with the choir as it provides another perspective on teaching, music making and conducting skills.

 

Registration Form

   
   

General Information

  1. To register for this dynamic workshop simply return the registration form no later than Monday, October 1. Since enrollment is limited please fax (620-341-5601) or email (ckrueger@emporia.edu) the registration form to reserve places for your singers.
  2. Each director and enrolled singer will receive a complimentary copies of the octavos.
  3. Since this is a workshop, all music will be learned on site in order to (a) focus on process, (b) reinforce reading and musicianship skills, (c) integrate phrasing and other musical details into the learning process, and (d) enhance student leadership skills in the rehearsal setting. 
  4. Directors are encouraged to familiarize the singers with the tonal and rhythm patterns in each octavo.
  5. The registration fee is $90 per school. Checks should be made payable to ESU A Cappella Choir.
  6. A complimentary lunch will be provided for directors in the Memorial Union Skyline Room.  RSVP on the registration form. 
  7. Students will need to pay for their lunches and may choose from on-campus or off-campus restaurants.  A list of restaurants is available upon request.
   
   

Workshop Schedule
Thursday, October 10, 2013

8:30 AM Registration — Beach Music Hall Rotunda (Outside Room 132)
8:45 AM Physical and Mental Warm-ups — Beach Music Hall Rotunda
9:00 AM Rehearsal — Beach Music Hall, Room 132
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM Rehearsal
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Performance by the ESU A Cappella Choir
1:45 PM Rehearsal
3:00 PM Break
3:10 PM Rehearsal
3:45 PM Leadership Workshop Choir Performance in the Choir Room 
4:00 PM Dismissal