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Women's 8th Biennial Choral Workshop - Summit, NJ

Location: New Jersey, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
Voicing: Women
What:  8th Biennial Women’s Choral Workshop
When:  January 8, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Snow Date: January 22, 2011)
Where:  Calvary Episcopal Church, 31 Woodland Avenue, Summit, NJ
Host:  The Concord Singers

Theme:  The Joy of A Capella Singing!

Clinician:  This year, we are thrilled to have Lynnel Joy Jenkins, Artistic Director of the Princeton Girlchoir and choral teacher at the Timberlane Middle School of the Hopewell Valley Regional School District in Pennington, New Jersey as our clinician. 
 
Ms. Jenkins's varied conducting and teaching experience ranges from the elementary to collegiate level. She has served as Assistant Professor of Music Education at the Westminster Choir College of Rider University and Conductor of the Resident Training Choir at the American Boychoir School in Princeton, New Jersey. She was on the conducting staff of the Temple University Children's Choir where she served for three seasons. In her last year at Temple, she was the Associate Music Director of that ensemble. A former music specialist at the Haverford School in Haverford, Pennsylvania, she developed and implemented a general music program for elementary school children based on the pedagogy of Zoltán Kodály.

Ms. Jenkins is a choral conductor and music educator of international stature, having lectured and conducted in China, Hong Kong, Iceland, and South Africa. She has served as guest conductor for numerous choral festivals in the United States and a clinician for several professional music conferences. She serves on the conducting faculty for the Virginia Organization of Kodály Educator's Vocal Arts Camp and the Kodály Certification Program at Texas State University.
 
Workshop Details:  This is NOT going to be your typical A Capella singing workshop with Gregorian Chant and Medieval Monk Music. This workshop will give singers a joyous experience!  With united voices, singers will create a harmonious symphony of choral sound performing exciting music while developing their vocal independence, intonation, vowel placement and overall music performance. And, the music program can't be beat! The repertoire includes:
1.     Shenandoah arr. Mary Goetze - A favorite folk song
2.     Elijah Rock arr. Jester Hairston - A well-known spiritual
3.     Non Nobis Domine by William Byrd - Also used in Kenneth Branagh's version of Shakespeare's Hamlet
4.     The Storm is Passing Over by Charles A. Tindley/arr. Barbara Baker  - A favorite gospel choral number
5.     South African tune with dance movements taught through the aural/oral tradition
So, don't miss this opportunity for fellowship and fun!
 
To ensure an on-time start to our day we ask that you plan to arrive by 9:30 AM in order to sign in and receive all of the workshop materials. The actual workshop will begin promptly at 10:00 AM. A Continental Breakfast will be served from 9:30 – 10:00 AM and Lunch will also be provided.

Cost:  $45 in advance and $55 at the door. Students, with a valid ID, will be charged $35.
 
Registration: Please pre-register if at all possible. Past workshops have filled up quickly and while you can register at the door, we ensure a prompt start time if everyone registers beforehand. Registration forms and additional information is available online at http://www.concordsingers.org/ChoralWorkshop2011.htm. Please download and fill out the registration form online and return it with your payment to the address provided on the form or bring it with you the morning of the workshop.

Special Note for Teachers:  A Certificate of Attendance will be provided to teachers who need to meet their Professional Development requirements.

Additional Information:   For questions and inquiries feel free to email workshop@concordsingers.org or call (908) 273-3685.  

Past attendees have raved about our Workshop series and many have returned again and again. We hope you will join us for this wonderful event!  Please feel free to pass this information along to friends, family, colleagues or anyone else you feel may benefit from this wonderful day of learning, singing and comraderie!