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Location: New York, USA

Choral Music Experience

Global Rhythm and Hues:
Fusing Traditional and Global Choral Styles


Whalen Center for Music, room 3104

Offered by national recognized choral conductor and clinician Janet Galván, along with guest artist Jim Papoulis, this workshop will feature ways to improve the singing of individuals and the sound of the ensemble as well as ways to enhance the quality and variety of repertoire, create a truly musical rehearsal environment, and enhance the performance experience.

The Choral Music Experience brings an integrated approach to music education, combining the development of performance skills with the acquisition of musical knowledge. The repertoire will be varied, featuring distinctive works for all levels (easy to difficult) from several styles and periods for treble voices, mixed choirs, and young men’s choruses.

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to participate in a conducting master class working with a chorus of young people ranging in age from eleven to eighteen (including young men’s voices) and observe conductors rehearsing the young people with followup question time. Members of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City will join the Ithaca Children’s Choir to be singers for the conductors.

New York City-based Jim Papoulis composes, orchestrates, and conducts music for dance, film, ensembles, and choirs. His compositions are known for exploring new modes of musical communication by honoring and connecting classical and traditional forms with non-Western sounds. Jim's distinct and ever-evolving approach unites classical with contemporary sounds, world rhythms, R&B, and voices, while combining live instruments with current composing and recording technology.

janet galvan

Janet Galván


Jim Papoulis