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Women's Choral Workshop - A Day With Dr. Gwyneth Walker

Location: New Jersey, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
Voicing: Women
January 12, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
SNOW DATE: January 26, 2013 - same times will apply
Calvary Episcopal Church
31 Woodland Avenue, Summit, NJ
Our 9th Biennial Women's Choral Workshop! Spend a day with the composer!
Workshop Details:  We are pleased and honored to have Dr. Walker spend the day with us! She will discuss her life as a composer and the creative process behind many of her works. With the assistance of our musical diretor, Michael Sanflippo, participants will explore aspects of vocal technique that enhance musical confidence, vocal production, choral artistry and choral performance. We will study five of Dr. Walker's selections and will conclude our day with an informal performance for friends and family.

Cost: In Advance/$60;  At the Door/$75; Students/$45 (with valid ID) includes morning refreshments, lunch, workshop materials and use of music

Registration: Please pre-register as past workshops have filled up quickly and space is limited to 70 attendees. Registration forms and additional information are available online at Please download and print out the registration form. Fill it in clearly and completely and return it with your payment to the address provided on the form.

Additional Information:   For questions and inquiries feel free to email or call (908) 273-3685.
Special Note for Teachers: A Certificate of Attendance will be provided to teachers who need to meet their New Jersey Professional Development requirements.

Clinician:  Dr. Walker is a renowned composer/arranger and a graduate of Brown University and the Hartt School of Music. She holds B.A., M.M. and D.M.A. Degrees in Music Composition and is a former faculty member of the Oberlin College Conservatory. She resigned from academic employment in 1982 in order to pursue a career as a full-time composer. For nearly 30 years she lived on a dairy farm in Braintree, Vermont but has now returned to her childhood hometown of New Canaan, Connecticut.

Dr. Walker's catalog includes over 200 commissioned works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, chorus and solo voice. The works are published by E.C. Schirmer (choral music/voice) and Lauren Keiser music (orchestral/instrumental). Recent works include two new SATB choral/orchestral sets: The Morning Train (songs about trains) and Apha and Omega (Christmas songs). Enjoying her New England heritage, Gwyneth Walker has composed a new setting of the Longfellow poem, The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the town of Lexington, Massachusetts in 2013. Closer to home, Dr. Walker composed a special commission for the 2011 Summit Music Festival and the Ocean Grove Choral Festival.
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Past attendees have raved about our Workshop series and many have returned again and again. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn and study the interpretation and the meaning of these wonderful pieces from the composer herself. Again, advanced ticket purchase is encouraged as there is limited seating.

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 amazing day of learning, singing and camaraderie!

Check us out on Facebook! We look forward to seeing you on January 12, 2013.