Summer Graduate Music Workshops

Choral Conducting Workshop: Transient Glory

MUED 73500-01

Location: Whalen Center for Music, room 3104

Led by Janet Galván, professor, Ithaca College 

Choral Conducting Workshop: TRANSIENT GLORY

presented by Ithaca College and the Young Peoples's Chorus of NYC

This workshop with Dr. Janet Galván and conductor/composer Francisco J. Núñez is designed for those conductors/teachers who want to explore exciting contemporary compositions and delve deeper into standard repertoire in order to raise the challenge level for their singers.  It is based on the Transient Glory program of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, acclaimed by The New York Times, which since 2001 has invigorated the repertoire with almost 100 compositions commissioned from many of today’s foremost composers for children and mixed voices. 

Sessions will include score study, rehearsal and performance techniques, group and semi-private conducting, and master classes.

Music will include:

  • The latest contemporary works by living composers and standard repertoire - SATB and treble works - with a variety of difficulty and style.
  • Innovative new works from today’s most prominent and award-winning composers.

Topics will include:

  • Score study designed to enable the conductor to absorb and “own” the score, leading to creative, passionate, engaging and productive rehearsals.
  • Rehearsal and performance techniques resulting in greater understanding, independence, and performances from the singers.
  • Enhancement of the gesture for musicality and intent
  • Ideas for more exceptional and creative performances through group master classes.
  • Discussions on the future of choral music and ways to encourage singer excitement about challenging contemporary compositions

Workshop dates (tentative schedule, subject to change):

Wednesday 9-12, 1:30-5, 7:30-9:30
Thursday, 9-12, 1:30-5, 7:30-9:30
Friday, 9-12, 1:00-5:30

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.