This session offers strategies and tips on rekindling your passion and avoiding issues that drain your joy of teaching. Learn out how to plan for an active, joyful, musical retirement by keeping yourself fired up!
Christine Bass: Front-Loading Your Choral Rehearsal: Construction for Success
Explore ideas for the initial approach into repertoire – plan your rehearsals to facilitate literacy and performance.
This session includes listening and ear exercises, rehearsal psychology and pacing, seating and standing arrangements, and tips on using diction to improve intonation and unity.
Thomas Colohan: Healthy Vocalism for Choirs
Topics in this session include the four pillars of healthy vocal sound (breath, freedom, resonance, and vowel tracking); differences in male and female registration adjustments; vibrato and non-vibrato; head, mixed/falsetto, and chest voices.
David Mann: How Low Can You Go? Repertoire, Pedagogy, & Recruitment for Developing Tenors & Basses
This session offers recruitment and teaching tools for tenors and basses, including repertoire suggestions for TB, TTB, and TTBB choirs.
Learn how to make decisions on movement within the context of the whole program. Movement and stillness alike deepen the experience of audiences and performers.
Sophia Papoulis: Literacy Through Repertoire
Explore ideas for using repertoire to empower your singers’ literacy while simultaneously ensuring that you are performance-ready!
Michael Wu: Make a Game of It: Activities & Ideas to Inject Fun with Musical Purpose in the Choral Classroom
Using repertoire provided, learn games and activities to enhance all aspects of the rehearsal process. Keep your singers engaged, and help them learn that their voice matters – in musical artistry and in engaged citizenship.