Confident chorister: efficient preparation

Pre-registration is required for these classes.

Beginner

Target audience:

This workshop is for those new (or with limited experience) to the choral art or ensemble music making.

Description:

Learn how to learn your music faster and better. Come to rehearsal better prepared and more relaxed. Be more confident in your singing and musical abilities.

Details:

During the workshop, you will learn how to prepare a score in the most efficient way. You will learn a systematic way of approaching a new piece of music. We will discuss everything you need to get you from the first reading of a piece to to being able to approach rehearsals in a more relaxed state of mind. You will develop the skills and confidence to learn new and difficult pieces with ease, improve your music reading skills, get on stage and master your music, always feel prepared for rehearsals, and feel confident and in full control as a performer. You will gain great insight into becoming a stronger musician.

Saturday, September 17, 2016
2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location:

Maestro’s residence
22 Holmes Avenue, Hamilton

Content:
  • Basic score analysis
  • Efficient markings
  • Step by step learning of a new piece
  • Best practices in developing learning skills
  • How and when to use learning aids (CDs, Midi files, etc.)

 

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Intermediate

Target audience:

This workshop is for those with prior choral experience or ensemble music making.

Description:

Learn how to better prepare your music to gain confidence and better enjoy your choral singing using proven learning techniques.

Details:

During the workshop, you will learn how to prepare a score in the most efficient way. You will learn a systematic way of approaching a new piece of music. We will discuss everything you need to get you from the first reading of a piece to the preparation of final details, at home and in group rehearsals. You will develop the skills and confidence to learn new and difficult pieces with ease, improve your music reading skills, get on stage and master your music, always feel prepared for rehearsals, and feel confident and in full control as a performer. You will gain great insight into becoming a stronger musician.

Saturday, September 24, 2016
2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location:

Maestro’s residence
22 Holmes Avenue, Hamilton

Content:
  • Basic score analysis in a choral context
  • Step by step learning of a new piece
  • Best practices in developing learning skills
  • Best practices for group rehearsals
  • Basic intonation systems
  • Vowel and consonant placements
  • The use of the shwah

 

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Advanced

Target audience:

This workshop is for those with advanced choral experience including chamber choirs and for conductors.

Description:

Learn how to better prepare your music to gain confidence and better enjoy your choral singing using proven learning techniques.

Details:

During the workshop we will discuss everything you need to take your music learning to the next level and bring it to performance level prior to rehearsal. You will develop the skills and confidence to learn new and difficult pieces with ease, improve the detail level of your music reading skills. You will learn how to always feel fully prepared for rehearsals, and feel confident and in full control as a performer. You will gain great insight into becoming a stronger musician and a leader for your group.

Date TBA
2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location:

Grace Lutheran Church: Sanctuary
1107 Main street West, Hamilton

Content:
  • Advanced score analysis from a singer’s and a conductor’s point of view
  • Step by step learning of a new piece
  • Be ready for any eventuality, including singing one on a part
  • Advanced intonation analysis and practice

 

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