One hour before each concert, we present a pre-concert chat where you can learn about the music presented that day.
On the weekend before each concert, you have the chance to join the singers of Musikay and sing-along some of the music of the upcoming concert.
Our podcasts feature interviews with our performers, discussions on music subjects, and personal thoughts on a variety of topic related to Musikay and music.
Throughout the season we present several workshop from our most popular How to handle Messiah, our Confident chorister series—which includes music reading skills, score preparation, conducting, vocal technique, and intonation to name a few—to our professional development programs.
Our workshops are priced very reasonably at $30 each (excluding the professional conducting workshops).
For those wishing to attend more than one session we offer discounted rate of $55 for two workshops, and $80 for three.
Pre-registration is required for all classes.
Conducting for teachers & church leaders
This event is perfect for individuals leading community choirs, church choirs, school choirs, and instrumental groups. Learn to refine your conducting skills, develop your gestures, and learn how to make your rehearsals more efficient.Read more
Professional conducting workshop
Improve your conducting technique and rehearsal pacing. Become a more efficient conductor.Read more
The confident performer
Music/sight-reading for choristers
Learn how to improve your music reading or sight-singing using a methodical approach. We offer three levels of this workshop.Read more
Learn how to better prepare your music to gain confidence and better enjoy your choral singing. We offer three levels of this workshop.Read more
Conducting for choristers
Develop basic conducting gestures. Give clear verbal instructions. Learn efficiency in rehearsals. We offer three levels of this workshop.Read more
Learn to produce a rich sound and to project properly by using the age old Bel Canto principles.Read more
Singing in tune
Learn to sing in tune in all settings.Read more
Grant writing workshop
Grant writing is a valuable skill for musicians, composers, conductors, and educators. This workshop will be a great introduction for beginners or a chance to brush up and fine tune the skills you already have. Learn the key components of writing a good proposal.Read more
The art of the accompanist
The art of accompanying is one of the most difficult to master. This workshop will help soloists to learn the basics of ensemble playing.Read more