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National Conductors' Symposium - Nov 8 application deadline!

Location: British Columbia, Canada
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
"I don't know any other workshop that provides this much podium time and gives a young emerging artist the opportunity to work with so many professional singers."
"Working with an ensemble of this calibre was a phenomenal experience and six days of intensive work allowed for major growth in many areas."
Jon Washburn and the Vancouver Chamber Choir will present the 34th annual National Conductors' Symposium January 20-25, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada. The symposium offers selected conductors an opportunity to take part in masterclasses with Canada's premier choral ensemble.
The application form is available here.
Five applicants will be chosen to participate as Conductors, receiving significant time with the Vancouver Chamber Choir in rehearsal and performance in the final concert THE WORLD IN MUSIC on January 25. As many as 10 additional applicants will be selected as Observers and be involved in all aspects of the Symposium, including one opportunity to conduct.
Master Conductor Jon Washburn oversees the conducting and evaluation sessions, providing insight on choral techniques, conducting gesture and score interpretation. Each conducting session is video recorded so that participants can review the recordings between sessions.   A series of optional luncheon discussions are offered to increase understanding of fundraising, marketing, working with a board and administrative structure.
The 2014 repertoire consists of music from around the world with many new discoveries from Europe, Asia, South America and Canada.
Johannes Brahms - Kyrie Germany
Sergei Rachmaninov - Choral Concerto Russia
Gioacchino Rossini - I gondolieri Italy
Zoltán Kodály - Esti dal Hungary
Julio Domínguez - Lela Portugal
Adolf Vedro - Midrilinnu mäng Estonia
Gabriel Fauré - Après un rêve France
David Hamilton - Only the moon has secrets New Zealand
Se Enkhbayar - Zeregleent gobi Inner Mongolia
Shinji Tanimura - Ii hi tabidachi Japan
Ernani Aguiar - Salmo 150 Brazil
Carlos Guastavino - Gala del día Argentina
Mexican folklore - La llorana Mexico
Sindo Garay - Retorna Cuba
Lionel Daunais - Maryse and partner Quebec
Larry Nickel - Dare alla luce British Columbia
R. Murray Schafer - Alleluia Ontario
Jon Washburn founded the Vancouver Chamber Choir in 1971. Under his guidance, the ensemble has become an amazing success story, ranking with the handful of North America's best professional choruses. In addition to touring and a busy season of concerts, broadcasts and recording, the Choir presents five award-winning educational programs.
For more information, please email or call 604-738-6822.
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