Please see the attached Schedule and Admin letter for our professional development day on November 25th 2019.
PMEA Directors who have Harp students wanting to audition for the 2020 PMEA All-State Orchestra the SUBMITTABLE link is now OPEN until Sunday, November 10 and can be accessed
The Audition fee this year is $12.00. Specific instructions including the repertoire list are obtained with this PMEA link- https://www.pmea.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2020-HARP-SUBMITTABLE-INSTRUCTIONS.pdf
I write to invite you to Duquesne’s 3rdAnnual Choral Kaleidoscope, a one-day professional development event for choral directors on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Duquesne University! This event is growing, and last year, we had participants from across Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio!
In 2020, I am delighted to present Dr. David Frego, Director of the Penn State School of Music and internationally-recognized Dalcroze teacher and scholar, as our guest clinician! David will lead an introductory session on Dalcroze Eurhythmics and a session on music literacy through movement. Also, we partner with Dr. Greg Marchetti, Physical Therapist, for a special session on injury prevention for the conductor. I will lead a session on optimizing the choir’s sound and a conducting masterclass with the DU Pappert Chorale!
Here is the full schedule:
8:30–9:00 - Registration and Coffee
9:00–10:00 - Optimizing the Choir: Vocal Resonance and Singer Formation (Daley)
10:15–11:00 - Conductor Health: Essential Body Alignment Exercises and Stretches for the Conductor (Daley and Marchetti)
11:00–12:00 - Your Body-the First Instrument: Introduction to Dalcroze Eurhythmics (Frego)
12:00–1:00 - Lunch (included in registration)
1:00–2:00 - Music Literacy through Movement: Using Dalcroze Solfege in Choral Repertoire (Frego)
2:15–4:30 - Conducting master class with the DU Pappert Chorale (Daley)
Registration is OPEN NOW: https://form.jotform.com/72895573769176
$50 before December 1! After December 1, registration jumps to $60! Act 48 credits will be available!
Event details are here: www.duq.edu/choralkaleidoscope
Join us for a “winter refresher” on conducting gesture, vocal pedagogy, and the body as instrument! Conductors of all levels/contexts welcome!