2008 Conference Schedule

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Wednesday, February 13

7:00pm-9:00pm Registration
7:00pm-9:00pm Repertoire and Standards Chairpersons Meeting  (Cox/Duff)
7:00pm-9:00pm State Officers Meeting (Abercrombie / Cannon)
9:00pm-11:00pm State Officers and R/S Chairs Reception (Miller)

Thursday, February 14

7:00am-5:00pm Registration
8:00am-9:25am Repertoire Forums and Roundtables
Male Choir Reading Session and Roundtable (Tucker)
Music in Worship Reading Session and Roundtable (Steele)
Showchoirs Reading Session and Roundtable (Kiefer)
Women’s Choirs Reading Session and Roundtable (Hirsh)
9:00am-6:00pm Exhibits
9:15am-9:30am Exhibits Grand Opening
9:30am-10:30am Buses from Marriott to Central Baptist
10:15am-12:00pm Concert Session 1 with Opening Sing
Opening Welcome and First Sing (Miller / Drafall)
The King Philip Singers (Marc L. Kaplan)
The Semi-Tones (Rebecca Elpus)
Chamber Singers (Edward Maclary)
12:00pm-2:00pm Lunch / Visit Exhibits
12:00pm-2:00pm Buses from Central Baptist to Marriott
2:00pm-3:30pm Concert Session 2
New Jersey Youth Chorus (Patricia Joyce)
Central Bucks HS West (Joseph Ohrt)
Harvard University (Jameson Marvin)
3:30pm-4:15pm Visit Exhibits
4:15pm-5:15pm Interest Sessions
All Choirs Can Improvise (Stoloff)
Swimming Upstream: The Search for Quality Music (Swiggum)
Text, Imagination and Musicality in Rehearsal (Maclary/Taylor)
The First Rehearsal: Introducing New Repertoire (Scott)
Undiscovered Treasure: Greek Choral Repertoire (Antonlini)
Vocalogy Master Class and Vocal Jazz Workshop (Vocalogy)
5:30pm-7:15pm Dinner
6:45pm-7:45pm Buses from Marriott to Central Baptist
7:45pm-9:15pm Concert Session 3
Pomerium
President’s Address 
Musica Intima
9:30pm-10:30pm Buses from Central Baptist to Marriott
10:00pm-10:30pm Vocalogy in Concert
11:00pm-12:30am State Receptions


Friday, February 15

7:00am-5:00pm Registration (Bloom)
8:00am-6:30pm Exhibits
8:00am-9:00am Interest Sessions
Empowering the Conductor as a Healthy Singing Guide (Haywood)
Responses to War in the Choral Repertoire (Douma)
The “Golden” Rehearsal:  Using Ancient Strategies to Shape
Modern Rehearsals (Kennedy)
8:00am-9:25am Repertoire Forums and Roundtables
Ethnic & Multicultural Reading Session and Roundtable (Leach)
Jazz Choir Reading Sesion and Roundtable (Monkelian)
Jr. High/Middle School School Reading Session and Roundtable
(Pierce / Beery)
Youth and Student Activities Roundtable (Dettwiler)
9:00am-9:40am Buses from Marriott to Central Baptist
9:40am-11:10am Concert Session 4
Greece Arcadia HS (Kristy Kosko)
Eastern Lebanon County MS (David F. Sheaffer)
University of Delaware (Paul D. Head)
11:10am-12:10pm Buses from Central Baptist to Marriott
11:30am-12:30pm Interest Sessions
Building a Choir from Scratch (Nuñez)
Heart, Head, then Hands: Affirming Your Conducting/Teaching
Style (Abercrombie)
Sing with Us: Inspiring Powerful Audience Participation (Page)
Teaching Music Literacy with Brain in Mind: Part I (Noyes)
Working with Adolescent Voices (Nygard)
Worship in the Balance: Priorities in Choral Ministry (Stam)
12:30pm-1:15pm Lunch / Visit Exhibits
1:15pm-2:15pm Interest Sessions
Building Success in the Middle School: Practice with heart, perform with soul! (Kaplan / Emerick)
Conducting Workshop:  Conducting the Music AND the Musicians
(Swiggum)
Ernest Bloch’s Cosmic Oratorio: The Sacred Service (Jacobson)
New Doors to the Music of Franz Josef Haydn, Part I (Moses / Demaree)
Teaching Music Literacy with Brain in Mind: Part II (Noyes)
The Singer. The Voice. The Music (Nygard)
Vela Vela: Authentic performance in black South African choral music
(Stone)
1:45pm-2:45pm Buses from Marriott to Central Baptist
2:45pm-4:15pm Concert Session 5
William Hall HS (Lorraine Cetto)
Temple University (Alan Harler)
Cornell University (Scott Tucker)
4:15pm-5:15pm Buses from Central Baptist to Marriott
4:45pm-5:45pm Recruiting and Engaging the Chorus of Tomorrow
(Money/Trecek-King/Morris/Howse)
5:45pm-7:15pm Dinner
6:45pm-7:45pm Buses from Marriott to Central Baptist
7:45pm-10:30pm Concert Session 6
Ensemble Amarcord 
Lumen Valo 
Woodley Ensemble (with Brock Commission)
10:30pm-11:30pm Buses from Central Baptist to Marriott
11:00pm-12:30am State Receptions

Saturday, February 16

7:30am-9:00am Registration
8:00am-1:00pm Exhibits
8:00am-9:25am Repertoire Forums and Roundtables
Childrens/Boychoir Reading Session and Roundtable (Conlan/Cimino)
College and University (2 and 4 Year) Reading Session and
Roundtable (John/Gard)
Community Chorus Reading Session and Roundtable (Mattlack)
High School Choir Reading Session and Roundtable (Cetto)
9:40am-10:40am Interest Sessions
Coordination for Choral Singing (Dale)
Melodies that Sing, Part I: The Anatomy of Melody
(Parker / Fromm)
Samuel Barber’s Motetto on Words of Job (Rosenbaum)
Small Ensemble Rehearsal Techniques for Choirs of All Sizes (Carrington)
The Virtual Orchestra as a Rehearsal Tool (John Delorey & WPI Team)
10:40am-11:00am Visit Exhibits
11:00am-12:00pm Interest Sessions
Authenticity – Being True to Both the Music and Your Choir (Lloyd)
Finnish Choral Music (Turenen)
Melodies that Sing, Part II: “We Love to Sing this Song” (Parker / Fromm)
New Doors to the Music of Franz Josef Haydn, Part II (Moses / Demaree)
One to a Part: The Art of Ensemble Singing (Ensemble Amarcord)
Positioning Your Singers for Optimal Sound (Warren)
12:00pm-2:00pm Lunch / Visit Exhibits
1:00pm-2:30pm Buses to Central Connecticut State University
2:30pm-5:00pm Honors Choir Concerts with Closing Sing
5:00pm-6:00pm Buses from Central Connecticut State University to Marriott

 

For a printable schedule, click here.