2020 Choral Leadership Workshop

Venue: Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium

Photo of David Rayl, conductor

Workshop for High School Singers and Choral Conductors

Photo of Jon Reed, conductor
Photo of Sandra Snow, conductor
Photo of Anne Nispel, soprano

Date and Time

Monday, October 5. Day begins at 9:00 a.m. (arrive by 8:15 a.m.)

Choral faculty members from the MSU College of Music—David RaylSandra Snow, and Jonathan Reed—will conduct the workshop, which will provide high-quality, positive experiences in sight-reading, vocalism, and musicianship to gifted high school singers, which they can take back to strengthen their own choral ensembles. Additionally, they try to present new and diverse repertoire that will be of interest to choral conductors.

During the day we will have appearances by various MSU choral ensembles, faculty members, and student soloists. In addition, individual high school singers will have an opportunity to sing in master classes led by one of our MSU vocal arts faculty.

The COVID19 pandemic has challenged all of us in ways that we never imagined. While we are keenly aware of the gravity of the current situation, we also believe we need to continue to look to the future. When we finally emerge from this uncertain and chaotic time, choral music will be sorely needed by our society: real human beings joining powerful poetry to inspiring and comforting melodies and harmonies. We are grateful that we all can be a part of that effort.

Registration Instructions

At this time, all we ask is whether or not you and your choir are able to join us (with the understanding that the future is uncertain). We are not asking for payment of the participation fee ($85 per quartet; $170 for two quartets) and we understand that your plans could change. Please reserve a spot for your quartet or double quartet on or before May 15 by emailing our graduate assistant, Jennifer Heder, at jenniferheder@gmail.com.

Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium (recently renovated) (interactive map) (map PDF)

More Information
Please read (PDF) letter and invitation for more information about the workshop.

This wonderful festival is limited to 250 students. Register early to ensure a spot! If you have any questions, please feel free to email Jennifer Heder at jenniferheder@gmail.com.

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