Saturday, March 9
First Baptist Church, Burlington, Vermont
81 St. Paul St
(just south of Bank St and the Burlington Town Center parking garage)
These workshops are FREE and OPEN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS.
Select the following link for a PDF flyer with complete schedule/details: AGREATDAYOFSINGING
SCHEDULE – Morning session, 9:30-noon (optional for choirs/singers, yet all are welcome!)
presented by Vermont Chapter American Guild of Organists Workshops
9:30 – 10:00 Coffee, Tea, and Fellowship
10:00 – 11:00 Workshop on Creative Hymn Playing, led by Kevin Parizo, Organist/Director of Music at the Church of the Assumption B.V.M. (Roman Catholic) and Minister of Music at United Methodist Church in Middlebury
11:00 – 12:00 Workshop on Conducting from the Keyboard, led by Arthur Zorn, Organist/Director of Music at Bethany UCC in Montpelier
SCHEDULE – Afternoon session, 1:00-5:30p.m. (optional for organists, yet all are welcome!)
1:00 – 1:15 Singers and Conductors Gather
1:15 – 1:30 Reflections on Choral Music by Walter Parker
1:30 – 1:45 Warm Ups for All Singers – Dawn Willis
1:45 – 3:00 Conductors Share Choral Pieces that Work
Conductors are invited to share recommended pieces for community, church or school choirs (see below*)
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:20 Interest Sessions (choose one)
– Building Vocal Technique – Group Voice Lesson, led by voice instructor Allison D. Mills
– Conductors Choice of Discussion Topics
4:30 – 5:30 Mini Performance
– Any choirs are invited to sing a selection or two**. Closing with a joint piece for all!
*Conductors are encouraged to bring selections that they would like to recommend to other directors and to also conduct a quick read-through of them as time allows. The pieces can be any voicing – SATB, SAB, SSA, TTBB or other – and sacred or secular. Please bring as many copies of each piece as possible – at least 20 or more copies.
**Any conductors that would like to have their choir sing in the mini performance at the end of the day would be welcome to do so! Please contact Dawn Willis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We hope you’ll join us for this fun afternoon of singing and sharing of musical ideas!
It’s free – invite your friends!