Providence Schedule at a Glance

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Wednesday, February 28th

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Conference Registration
7:00 PM – 8:40 PM: Opening Concert: Rhode Island Children’s Chorus – Boston Children’s Chorus – Coro Allegro

Thursday, February 29th

8:10 AM – 9:00 AM: Simultaneous Sessions

  • Deep Dive Repertoire Reading Session: A Cappella Beyond ‘Doo-Wop’ – Accessible A Cappella Arrangments – Rebecca Saltzman
  • Deep Dive Repertoire Reading Session: World Musics and Cultures En Español, Por Favor – Peppie Calvar
  • Community Connections: Telling American Stories – Constance Chase, Curran Schenck, and members of the West Point Glee Club and Soldier’s Chorus

8:35 AM – 10:05 AM: Simultaneous Sessions

  • The Unbounded Voice – An Exploration into Finnish Vocal Folk Traditions – Riikka Pietiläinen Caffrey, Tellu Turkka, Petra Poutanen
  • Undergraduate Conducting Masterclass (Gesture) – Jeffrey Douma

9:20 AM – 10:10 AM: Simultaneous Sessions

  • Growth Mindset: Striving For Improvement In Yourself And Your Ensemble – Trevor Tran
  • The Values Audit: Aligning Your Program’s Priorities and Actions – Margaret Winchell
  • Approaching Contemporary Korean Choral Repertoire and Pedagogical Considerations – Minji Kim
  • Choral Teaching Strategies and Repertoire Ideas for Young/Beginning Singers – Lauren Torres Lambert

10:25 AM – 12:10 PM: Concert Session 1

  • Select Singers – Central Bucks East High School – Christopher Villante, director
  • Melodies – Roxbury High School Krista Sweer, director
  • Pro Musica – Washington Adventist University – Anwar Ottley, director

1:10 PM – 2:00 PM: Simultaneous Sessions

  • Composers Forum – Michael Bussewitz-Quarm, moderator
  • Divisive Concept or Student Lifeline? – Kristina Westover, Daniel Jackson, Arreon Harley-Emerson, Keith Roeckle
  • Recruiting, Engaging and Maintaining Tenors and Basses – Christine Bass
  • Deep Dive Repertoire Reading Session: Collegiate Music from the Ring of Fire – Rachel Carlson
  • Building the Ensemble Through Collaborative Circle Activities Across Ages – Jameelah Taylor
  • Insight Choir: Creating in the Aural Tradition Boston City Singers Tour Choir – Jane Money, Kimani Lumsden

2:20 PMM – 4:20 PM: Concert Session 2

  • Pyle Voices – Thomas W Pyle Middle School – Zach Tilkens, director
  • Young New Yorkers’ Chorus Mixed Ensemble Young New Yorkers’ Chorus – Alex Canovas, director
  • Concert Choir – Lebanon Valley College – Kyle Zeuch, director
  • Voorhees Choir – Rutgers University – Brandon Williams, director

4:35 PM – 5:25 PM: Immersion Choir Rehearsals

  • Immersion Choir: Black Spirituals and Gospel Music Donald Dumpson
  • Immersion Choir: Latin American Music Diana Sáez
  • Immersion Choir: Vocal Jazz Ned Rosenblatt
  • Immersion Choir: Renaissance and Baroque Choral Music Edward Maclary

4:35 PM – 6:05 PM: Undergraduate Conducting Masterclass (Rehearsal Techniques) Arianne Abela

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Composer Fair

7:50 PM – 9:30PM: Headliner Concert: VOCES8

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM: After-Hours A Cappella and Vocal Jazz Showcase: RamJams – Ramsey High School Matt Wolf – Berklee Advanced Jazz Ensemble – Berklee College of Music – Ned Rosenblatt

Friday, March 1st

8:05 AM – 8:55 AM: Simultaneous Sessions

  • Bridging the Gap: From Concert Choir to Contemporary A Cappella – Marc Silverberg
  • Voices in Transition: Gender Inclusive Choral Voicings – Roger Emerson
  • Deep Dive Repertoire Reading Session: Children’s and Community Youth Choirs Leave the Score at the Door – Kendra Balmer and Diana Sáez
  • Sama: Listening and Engaging with Musics of the Muslim World – André de Quadros, Krystal Morin, Bradford Dumont, and VOICES 21C

8:35 AM – 10:05 AM: Simultaneous Sessions

  • Teaching, Singing, and “Being” in the Aural-Oral Tradition Whitney Covalle
  • Undergraduate Conducting Masterclass (Gesture) – Jason Max Ferdinand

9:15 AM – 10:05 AM: Simultaneous Sessions

  • (re)sounding Joy: Paradigm Shifts for DEI Work in Choral Spaces – Alyssa Cossey
  • Doing the Dishes: Beyond Tolerance of Gender-Diverse Students in Music – Evan Montemayor
  • ChoralWorks – Rehearsal Tracks on Smartphones for Free – Robert Natter

10:25 AM – 12:35 PM: Concert Session 3

  • University Singers – Western Connecticut University – Jeremy Wiggins, director
  • Nazareth Area High School Nightingales – Kelly Rocchi, director
  • Voices of Concinnity – Consonare Choral Community – Sarah Kaufold, director
  • The Spirituals of Boston Arts Academy – Michael Bradley, director

1:25 PM – 2:15 PM: Simultaneous Sessions

  • Commercial Music Opportunities Roundtable – Cheryl Engelhardt
  • Deep Dive Repertoire Reading Session: High School Students at the Front: High School Reading Session and Strategies for Student Led Rehearsals – William Gunn
  • Lessons from the Tacoma Refugee Choir – Erin Guinup
  • Programming Effectively Around Social Issues: A Panel Discussion – Alissa Pearson, Arianne Abela, Emily Trecek-King, Geoffrey Hudson, and Chris Shepard
  • The Filipino Choral Tradition: Your Starter Pack – Reagan Paras
  • Insight Choir: Healing a Community: The Gertrude Banks Intergenerational Gospel Choir – Rebecca Saltzman, director

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Headliner Concert: West Point Glee Club – Constance Chase, director – The Soldiers’ Chorus – Curran Schenck – United States Military Academy Band – Daniel Toven, director

4:20 PM – 5:10 PM: Immersion Choir Rehearsals

  • Immersion Choir: Black Spirituals and Gospel Music Donald Dumpson
  • Immersion Choir: Latin American Music Diana Sáez
  • Immersion Choir: Vocal Jazz Ned Rosenblatt
  • Immersion Choir: Renaissance and Baroque Choral Music Edward Maclary

4:35 PM – 6:05 PM: Graduate Conducting Masterclass (Rehearsal Techniques) Caron Daley

5:30 PM – 6:20 PM: Simultaneous Sessions

  • Dimensions of Justice in Choral Works by Black Women Composers – Khyle Wooten
  • Singing social change: An investigation of two U.S. children’s choruses – Cara Bernard and Kelly Bylica
  • Entering Uncharted Territory: Re-Mapping Our Understanding of the Female Voice – Victoria Sigafoes
  • DEI in Action: Auditing Your Choral Library – Emma Forest and Sandra Howard

7:50 PM – 9:30PM: Headliner Concert: Morgan State University Choir – Eric Conway, director

Saturday, March 2nd

8:10 AM – 9:00 AM: Deep Dive Repertoire Reading Session: Middle School/Jr. High Choirs Building Music Literacy Skills Using Repertoire – Karla McClain

8:40 AM – 10:10 AM: Simultaneous Sessions

  • Teaching the Voice Through Empathy: Laban Movement Analysis – Timothy Little Trần
  • Flexible Fach: Gender-Affirming Vocal Pedagogy through Science-Informed Practices – Stevie J. Hirner
  • Why Words Matter – Judith Clurman
  • Conducting Context and Loving Gestures: Journey from Motion to Emotion – Arreon Harley-Emerson
  • Choral Singing in America: Telling American Stories – Emily Ellsworth

9:20 AM – 10:10 AM: Deep Dive Repertoire Reading Session: S/A Choirs Music For Today’s Treble Choirs – Hana Cai

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Concert Session 4

  • Central Dauphin Singers – Central Dauphin High School John – Harchak-Madas, director
  • University Singers – University of Delaware – Duane Cottrell, director
  • Lyrics – Longmeadow High School – Kayla Werlin, director
  • Lux – Robby Napoli, director

1:40 PM – 2:30 PM: Simultaneous Sessions

  • Place for All: Diverse Perspectives in J. S. Bach’s Cantatas – C. Michael Porter
  • Freedom Trail: Lessons from Retracing Harriet Tubman’s Journey Through Music – Joy Hirokawa. Margaret Namura Clark, Arreon Harley-Emerson, and Brittney Stanton
  • “Real Talk” in Rehearsal: Cultivating a Sense of Belonging – Jonathan Harvey
  • Full Circle – The Grace and Power of Rounds – Marina Belica, Julie Flanders, and Emil Adler
  • The Impact of Communal Singing on Those Affected by Homelessness – Jonathan Palant
  • Insight Choir: The Unearthing and Illumination of Stories: Music of Melissa Dunphy PhilHarmonia – Mitos Andaya Hart, director

3:00 PM – 5:15 PM: Honor Choir Concerts

  • Elementary Honor Choir – Sophia Papoulis, director
  • Middle School/Jr. High Honors Choir – Liana Salinas, director
  • High School Honor Choir – Felicia Barber, director
  • Collegiate/Community Honor Choir – Alysia Lee, director