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Eastman Choral Institute, July 15-26

Location: New York, USA
Conducting positions are still available for the two week-long sessions of the 2013 Eastman Choral Institute.  Each week is limited to 14 conductors, and features extensive podium time with Voices, the professional choir in residence  Detailed information is provided below.  For registration information:      http://www.esm.rochester.edu/summer/ 

Choral Artistry: Conducting, Vocal Pedagogy, Musicianship
July 15-19/Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 
William Weinert, director
Faculty: Robert McIver, Monica Dale
This dynamic team of choral/vocal faculty members will offer a weeklong workshop focused on topics that choral directors and accompanists address in the context of choral singing. This course will involve daily sessions in conducting, singing, musicianship, class performance, vocal pedagogy, repertory selection and movement-oriented Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Each participating conductor will conduct Voices, the professional chamber chorus in residence at the Institute. Enrollment is limited to 14 conductors.     Professional Development Hours: 30
 
 
Advanced Choral Conducting: The Brahms Requiem and the Romantic Performance Tradition
July 22-26/Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 
Edward Maclary, University of Maryland; William Weinert, director
The course will focus on in-depth analysis and rehearsal of Brahms’ most important choral work. In addition, we will explore recent research on issues of choral and instrumental performance practice in the nineteenth-century. Additional works will also be used to develop a variety of other conducting techniques. Enrollment is limited to 14 conductors.
 
Special “Summer Sing” performance conducted by Institute participants: Thursday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall.
Professional Development Hours: 30