Choral Music Experience
Location: Whalen Center for Music, room 3104
Sunday, June 26th to Thursday June 30th
Led by Janet Galván, professor, Ithaca College
Dr. Janet Galván has been a guest conductor and clinician throughout the United States, in the United Kingdom, Canada, Belgium, Austria, the Czech Republic, Greece, and Brazil as well as national and regional choral and music education conferences and the World Symposium on Choral Music. She was on the conducting faculty for the Carnegie Hall Choral Institute, the Transient Glory Symposium in February of 2012.
Description: Along with Juan Tony Guzman, Janet Galván will lead a workshop that focuses on Latin American and Caribbean music. Teachers will learn how to make this music come alive in an stylistic way, focusing on various types of music and the instruments and rhythmic grooves that enhance the authenticity. Juan Tony Guzman brings many skills and talents to this workshop. A conductor, composer, arranger, and music educator from the Dominican Republic, he is currently director of the jazz program and professor of music at Luther College. Guzmán is a sought-after conductor of all-state and honor choirs, concert bands, jazz bands, and symphony orchestras. The sessions for participants will include:
sessions devoted to playing Afro Caribbean instruments and adding instruments to choral compositions with no prepared parts
sessions including instruction and experience with many different Latino and Caribbean styles of music and the cultural context surrounding them (including dance and instruments).
As always, there will be additional repertoire of widely varying styles and periods. The repertoire will include selections for elementary, middle school, high school, and advanced community choirs. This will be dynamic and engaging. There will be an optional session on playing jazz on Orff instruments. The choir which will sing for the masterclasses will consist of members of the Sussex County Children’s Chorus, the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, and the Ithaca Children’s Choir.