2017-18 Workshops and Events
GROUP VOICE LESSONS FOR AGING VOICES
STARTS SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
Voice lessons in a group with an accompanist, individual singing/coaching in a masterclass setting on a volunteer basis, and a Q&A segment, all following a sequential curriculum of four (4) parts (details below). Participants can sign up for one (1) class or all classes.
AFTER-SCHOOL WEEKLY STUDENT CHOIR
APRIL 2 – JUNE 4, 2018
The San Diego Pro Arte Voices leads a weekly after-school choir program at Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy in Pacific Beach. Vocalists of the Pro Arte Voices who are also music teachers teach K-5 students basic vocal technique, music reading, rhythmic skills, solfege, and musical concepts (melody, rhythm, form/structure), all through learning classical songs, musical theatre, and Mandarin, and American folk tunes.
SAN DIEGO SUMMER CHORAL CONDUCTING WORKSHOP
July 29-31, 2018
Over three days, participants will receive intensive choral conducting study, focusing on gesture, rehearsal techniques, warmups, vocal pedagogy, programming ideas, and choral literature for K-12, church, and community choirs. A choir made up of members of the San Diego Master Chorale and auditioned local choral musicians will be available every evening acting as the main vehicle for Conducting Fellows, both in rehearsal and at the culminating recital.
SAN DIEGO SUMMER CHORAL FESTIVAL
August 2-4, 2018
The San Diego Summer Choral Festival is a four-day workshop that holds day and evening activities, including rehearsals, faculty recitals, vocal master classes, and topical sessions given by faculty, with performances in two of San Diego’s most rewarding acoustics: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (Pacific Beach) and St. Paul’s Cathedral (Banker’s Hill). The 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.
SDSCF YOUTH CHORAL ACADEMY
August 2-4, 2018
The San Diego Summer Choral Festival Youth Choral Academy is a three-day event for rising 6th through 8th graders, set in sunny San Diego. The Youth Choral Academy is the perfect summertime opportunity for middle school students to make music in a positive and fun, team environment. Participants will engage with distinguished faculty to learn repertoire from different time periods and in different languages, and work on rhythm with boomwhackers and other musical instruments.