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CoMMentS FroM pASt pArtiCipAntS v The most valuable positive learning event for the benefit of any vocal teaching and choral directorship career. The instructors are “an embarrassment of riches”! The entire experience was very positive and non-threatening. The clinicians were able to quickly determine my strengths and weaknesses and provide me with some very practical tools to further my knowledge as a conductor. Practical sessions were wonderful and I learned a lot. GREAT week! The Choral Directorship Course is the most motivating Professional development workshop I have ever attended. The techniques and ideas shared by both the faculty and the course participants have provided me with invaluable tools to take back to my classroom choir. This course gives every choral director, whether new to conducting or very experienced, a chance to experience growth in the art of choral directing. Anyone who will be teaching or has taught choir should take this course. I appreciate the outstanding experienced and diverse faculty, and all of their information. Thank you for including such a variety of musicians. I hope to come back in the future! Thanks for putting on this course – it continues to be some of the best professional development for choral teachers. I found the level of expertise among the faculty to be of the highest quality. They taught with clarity and specific intent. I have certainly learned more technical skills that will, in turn, give me the ability to guide my choir much more artistically. v

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ChorAl DireCtorShip CourSe 2013 level one

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Teaching Children To Sing

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Primary Clinicians Fiona Blackburn, Sandra Meister and Sarona Mynhardt A course for elementary & middle school classroom music teachers & choir directors Friday 16 — Friday 23 August, 2013 Venue: St Mary’s Kerrisdale Church (37th/Larch, Vancouver)

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It is our pleasure to offer this program again in 2013. masterclass & 1 coaching session–either voice or keyboard. The upcoming course is open to conductors of children’s community choirs. 2013. We hope particularly to reach those specialists who have music training. august WeDnesDay 21. followed by individual assessments and vocal/keyboard coaching) sunDay 18. Registrants will receive daily group voice instruction. productive and musically successful getting the whole body involved ideas for involving and engaging boys what to do when elementary aged boys’ voices begin to change sitting or standing . $30 individual membership / $25 individuals who are in a BCCF member choir. payable to BC Choral Federation.50 = $52. Fees: Early bird registration (before May 1) $600 (+ 5% GST $30 = $630) Regular registration $660 (+ 5% GST $33 = $693) $_______ $_______ PrOPOseD sCHeDULe friDay 16. but may be paid with two cheques. especially for registrants who do not live in the Lower Mainland. as well as other sessions on repertoire. august friDay 23. each masterclass offers two 20-min sessions with different faculty members) Early bird (before May 1) $720 (+ 5% GST $36 = $756) $_______ Regular registration $780 (+ 5% GST $39 = $819) $_______ Late fee (after 1 July. and a day spent at a reading clinic (elementary music focus). 2013) $30 $_______ BCCF membership (see overleaf ) $_______ Total $_______ Please make cheques payable to the: BC Choral Federation PO Box 4397.Choral DireCtorship Course 2012-2013 The Choral DireCtorship Course has been offered since 2002. august thursDay 22. Vancouver.what do I look for? singing in parts . and the second (for the balance) postdated to August 10. Fees are payable in full at time of registration. august tuesDay 20. A receipt will be issued for tax purposes. . In both 2008 and 2010 it had a specific focus on school music and teachers working with elementary age children. august MonDay 19. but a late fee of $30 is payable on any registration after July 1. partner songs. 2013.. saturDay 17. appliCation Name: _____________________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________________ City:____________________________________________ Postal Code:________________ Phone:________________________________ Fax:_________________________________ Email: _____________________________________________________________________ All participants must be individual members of the BCCF. I am a current member of the BCCF: Yes £ No £ Expiry date of membership: ___________________________________________________ Member of BCCF choir: ______________________________________________________ Information will be regularly updated on the BCCF website.when to do what useful (but simple) conducting gestures age appropriate exemplars of individual and group performance Participants taking the course for credit will be expected to take an assessment of their conducting skills with a faculty member. Specific topics covered are likely to include: basic vocal physiology appropriate ranges for different age groups breath support and techniques for developing that support development of the head voice choosing appropriate repertoire what defines ‘good/excellent’ repertoire. august: 4 pm: Registration & Reception 6 pm: Keynote Address and Reading Session. Late registrations may be accepted on the basis of available spaces. 2013. august half Day full Day spent at the l&M reaDing CliniC full Day full Day enD at 4pM extras: Masterclass (in 2 20-min sessions) $120 (+ 5% HST $6 = $126) $_______ Coaching session: $50 (+ 5% HST $2. specific topic sessions with a variety of experienced faculty members.50) $_______ Keyboard ( ) Vocal ( ) Package: (course. but do not necessarily have specific knowledge of dealing with children’s voices. Up to that date cancellations will be accepted and fees (less an administrative fee of $75) will be refunded. The course offers an introduction to the basics of conducting. the first with a deposit of $100. BC V6B 3Z8 f ederation Scholarships and bursaries are available. It will also be found to be a useful opportunity to review fundamentals for slightly more experienced conductors whose batteries need recharging. please bookmark it now! Registrations should be sent to the BCCF office by June 15.. august full Day (9am-4pm. but it is specifically focused on those offering music within the school system. choral and personal skills. two-part repertoire the role of the accompanist organizing for the choir (short-term and long-term) what to do in the first rehearsal making rehearsals “fun”. cancellations after that will only be accepted on medical grounds.canons. vocal pedagogy.