Friday, November 8

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9:00 AM, Nabenhauer

Theatre for New Elbow-Havers

Joey Steinhagen

CAP: 40

Adolescence is the name given to the moment when you realize you have elbows – and that they’re weird. Children play freely – then puberty strikes and no one wants to be weird anymore. Media tells us to look and act a certain way or face ridicule and embarrassment. “No one look at my weird elbows!” We hide our true selves, often at the expense of our happiness. The antidote is THEATRE! Make strange noises, roll around on the floor, be a chicken! In this session, we’ll explore theatre games and philosophy geared to catch young people just in time – before the world has had a chance to shut them down – and open them up to a world of fun and self-expression. (And it’s good for jaded college aged types, too.)

Be dressed to move comfortably. Nothing special required – but participants should be prepared to roll around on the floor.

9:00 AM, Hockett

Managing Performance Anxiety

Cecily Anders & Vadim Serebryany

CAP: 50

Cecily Anders, PhD. (clinical psychology) will join me in leading a workshop on practical techniques for managing the symptoms of performance-related anxiety

10:00 AM, Green Room

History of Contemporary Music

Jacob Walsh

CAP: 15

What is it that makes "New Music" sound "New"? Does all contemporary music sound the same? In short: Not at all! Join this interactive workshop to find out why. This class will focus on breaking down all of the music that is categorized as "New" into different categories to better understand why it was written, how it works, and how to listen to/perform the music being written today with confidence. Focusing on music written from 1960-present, this workshop will blend musicology, listening, score study, and live performance of new music in the following genres: 1. Post-Modernism, 2. New Complexity, 3. Minimalism, 4. Concept Art, 5. Indeterminacy, and 6. Conservatism. Instruments and voices will be required for participation in casual group performances of actual pieces in the repertoire belonging each of these different musical styles. Great for composers, performers, future teachers, or anyone interested in contemporary music.

Participants should bring their instruments/voices.

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Hockett

Panel Discussion

CSI Artists, John Musto & Amy Burton *

11:00 AM, JJWCM 1207

Psychology of Music

Carol Lynne Krumhansl

CAP: 50

An overview of the wide range of topics studied in the psychology of music.

11:00 AM, Green Room

Belcanto? Buon canto!

Gabriella Sborgi

A journey of discovery towards a natural, healthy, mindful approach for an empowering and beautiful singing.

12:00 PM, Hockett

Sound in Motion

Calvin Wiersma

Viewing and discussion of Orchestra on the Move

12:00 PM, JJWCM 3320

Getting Music After You Graduate

Kristina Shanton

CAP: 18

Not sure how you can find & borrow scores, books, and recordings once you graduate? Learn about free services and options available to you out in the real world!

1:00 PM, Nabenhauer

The Business of Music

Phillip Blackman

Overview of what business considerations are required to be an independent musician

1:00 PM, JJWCM 2330

Rolled R’s

Alison Wahl

CAP: 31

Many people struggle with the articulation of rolled "R"s. This sound is prevalent in languages like Italian, French, Spanish, and German. There are many different approaches and techniques that can help us to fully articulate this expressive sound and be better prepared to teach its pronunciation.

2:00 PM, Nabenhauer

Commissioning New Works

Jacob Walsh

CAP: 40

Are you a performer who has ever been interested in programming a piece written by a friend on a recital? Or a composer who would like to learn more about the commission/contract negotiation process with professional musicians? What about a music educator who has considered programming a piece written by a colleague on a concert for your students to experience working with a living composer? No matter how you make music, you could benefit from this workshop will focus on the specifics of starting the commission conversation, writing and signing a contract, performance/document rights, compensation, and more.

2:00 PM, JJWCM 2330

The Injured Performer

Alison Wahl

CAP: 31

In 2014 I experienced several severe vocal injuries that were debilitating to my singing and performing. My journey took me through several doctors, a major vocal surgery, and months of recovery. Today my voice is healthier than ever, and I'm happy to share my experience (which is not an uncommon one in the performance field) and outline a practical approach to recovering from injury. I will also share experiences from professional performers in other fields who dealt with injuries that affected their musicianship.

3:00 PM, Hockett

Music Administration

Deborah Martin

CAP: 50

3:00 PM, Beeler


Dawn Pierce & Adrienne Ruzic

What are you aligned with? Are you fully embodying the life you want to be living? You are always in alignment with something and in choice about it. Explore empowering tools for connecting your intentions with your physical self.

4:00 PM, Beeler

GPS For Your Soul

Adrienne Ruzic

Lit up. Juicy. Peaceful. Connected. Grounded. Healthy. Jazzy.

Feelings - they're what you want to evoke from your audience, but knowing how YOU actually want to feel is the most potent form of clarity that you can have. Generating those feelings is the most powerfully creative thing you can do with your life. In this session, we'll uncover some of your core desired feelings and discover how to use them to create a life that feels the way you want it to feel, aligned with your soul.

4:00 PM, Nabenhauer

21st. Cen. North American Art Song

Martha Guth

CAP: 30

A brief survey of classical art song composed in the last 20 years in North America: the new renaissance.

5:00 PM, Beeler

Breathwork for Musicians

Richard Faria

Recent research shows that breathing has large influence on the state of the Autonomic nervous system. That is important because the Autonomic nervous system is responsible for automatically governing subconscious aspects of mind and body. Because of this, autonomic function underlies virtually every aspect of our health and well-being.