THE CHORAL ARTS SYMPOSIUM – Immerse yourself in this nine-day program dedicated to the craft of conducting, choral and orchestral techniques. Interact with a wide range of enthusiastic, dedicated musicians and:
- Conduct and learn from internationally-known faculty
- Develop rehearsal and performance conducting techniques
- Explore how the elements of text, structure, voice, balance and technique come together
- Discuss vocal/instrumental balance
- Strengthen your rehearsal techniques
- Sing in two concerts: A Summer Night of Love in Old Vienna, choral music of Schubert and Brahms and Verdi’s Te Deum
THE CHORAL ARTS SYMPOSIUM IS FOR:
- Conductors of university, college, high school, elementary, middle school, church, community and professional choirs.
- Orchestral conductors who want to expand their experience to include choral techniques
- Masters and Doctoral level conducting participants
- Auditors, non-conducting participants who wish to observe and benefit from Maestro George’s and Maestro Palmer’s pedagogical and stylistic insights
Those interested in conducting will receive hands-on coaching and opportunities to conduct in the Master Classes while being videotaped. The Master Class personnel becomes the choir which you will conduct assisted by Whitney Reader, pianist. You may choose to receive college credit or clock hours for your work.
AUDITORS, CHORISTERS, SINGERS, FRIENDS OF CHORAL ARTS SYMPOSIUM
You may choose to audit and not conduct in the Choral Arts Symposium with no pressure and still earn college credit: attend all sessions, Master Classes, rehearsals and concerts, participate fully in discussions and seminars. You may receive college credit as an auditor and if you decide you would like to conduct at the end of the Symposium you are invited to do so.
Observers are welcome to attend the Symposium on one or all days at a discounted rate.