2018 Summer Choral Festival

San Diego Summer Choral Festival

August 2–4, 2018

Dr. Patrick Walders, Founder & Artistic Director

The San Diego Summer Choral Festival is a three day and evening workshop, which includes rehearsals and sectionals on festival repertoire (performed in concert on Saturday night), vocal master classes, group and private* voice lessons, and topical sessions given by faculty, such as “How to Be a Better Sight Reader”, “Vocal Yoga”, and “Developing Artistry in Singers During Rehearsal”. The festival sessions are led by nationally and internationally known voice instructors and performers. Each day concludes with concerts by accomplished musicians in San Diego and around the country: the Festival Faculty Showcase and Ensemble-in-Residence, the San Diego Pro Arte Voices. The festival concludes with a concert by the Festival Chorus, performing the repertoire studied over the course of the event.

The artistic vision of the summer choral festival is to perform repertoire in different time periods, languages, and styles; works from the classical canon, gospel, and jazz, to unknown gems and contemporary compositions. The fifth anniversary festival featured a world premiere by Shawn Kirchner, for soprano, choir, and piano. A small group, Schola, is formed for more advanced choral musicians, and auditioned on the first day based on sight-reading ability and vocal training.

The San Diego Summer Choral Festival is open to all levels of vocal ability and experience. Students (rising 10th graders through college), church musicians, amateurs, semi-professionals, and professionals, are welcome.

*private voice lessons for an extra cost.

Register for the 2018 Summer Choral Festival

NIGHTLY CONCERTS

Thursday, August 2, 2018 (8PM): Festival Faculty Showcase
Friday, August 3, 2018 (8PM): San Diego Pro Arte Voices & Festival Faculty
Saturday, August 4, 2018 (8PM): Festival Chorus Concert

2018 REPERTOIRE

Leonard Bernstein
Stephen Cleobury
Claude Debussy
Charles Gounod
Grayson Ives

Scott Joplin
Charles H.H. Parry
Francis Poulenc
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Tomas Luis Victoria

LOCATION

St. Andrew by the Sea Episcopal Church | 1050 Thomas Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

2018 FESTIVAL TUITION

Two options for participation! Evening+Saturday Track allows people with day jobs and teachers to participate.

3-DAY FESTIVAL 2018 TUITION*

  • Adults: $350
  • Seniors: $300
  • Teachers/Church Directors: $250
  • Students: $200
EVENING + SATURDAY TRACK 2018 TUITION*

  • Adults: $250
  • Seniors: $200
  • Teachers/Church Directors: $150
  • Students: $100

*Early Bird Rate: Tuition increases by $25 on July 1, 2018

TUITION INCLUDES:

  • Music & Other Materials
  • All Rehearsals & Sectionals
  • Interest Sessions
  • Faculty Instruction
  • Accompanists
  • Rehearsal & Performance Venues
  • Thursday Evening Reception
  • Saturday Evening Reception
  • Thursday & Friday Lunch

NOT INCLUDED IN TUITION:

  • Breakfasts
  • Saturday lunch
  • Dinners
  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Private Voice Lessons (see below)

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Black 3-ring binder
  • Pencil(s)
  • Water
  • Performance attire: black bottoms,
    solid colored top

PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS

30 minute lesson with distinguished faculty – $40 additional cost:

Jennifer Paulino, soprano
Angela Young Smucker, alto
Dann Coakwell, tenor
Patrick Walders, bass

Interested participants can sign up for private voice lessons with a faculty member. These lessons will take place during the day on a first come, first served basis. If interested, please note this on the application form, along with preference of teacher. “Walk-in” lessons are available at the festival and can be added based upon availability.

Register for the 2018 Summer Choral Festival