Wednesday, November 6

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9:00 AM, Beeler

I Got the Degree, Now What?

Dylan Morrongiello

This workshop is intended for singers preparing to leave the comfort of the conservatory to move on into the beginnings of a singing career. We will discuss the world of applications, auditions, do’s and don’t’s, as well as the variety of opportunities and life paths available to those with a degree in voice from the perspective of a singer currently navigating their way through “the business”. Bring any and all questions and an open mind!

9:00 AM, 202 Smiddy Hall

Voice Analysis

Mary Pitti

CAP: 5

Computerized voice analysis will be done on 5 individuals.

10:00 AM, Ford

Your Art & The Rest of You

Ron Dow

This session will focus on emotional safety within the realm of artistic expression

10:00 AM, Presser

Vocal Auditions for Opera & Competitions

Susan Ashbaker

11:00 AM, Ford

Taboo Issues in String Pedagogy

William Cravy

A short lecture on the most contested topics in string playing for violin, viola, cello, and bass.

Participants should bring string instruments, open to all levels.

11:00 AM, Nabenhauer


Susan Ashbaker

12:00 PM, Beeler

Deadlines, Not Dead Ends!

Laura Amoriello

The end of semester can be a challenging time. Late hours, deadlines, and performance anxiety make self-care critical for college students. Join Dr. Amoriello and the MHAMA e-Board as we share ideas for how you can stay well through finals week!

12:00 PM, Nabenhauer

Letters to a Young Singer

Mario Diaz-Moresco

Exploring a variety of topics, this presentation discusses information useful to young singers including basic, overarching concepts important to vocal technique, musicianship skills and career strategy, among other things I wish I had learned as a young singer.

1:00 PM, Nabenhauer

Improvisation Using Simple Melodic Embellishment

Michael Titlebaum

CAP: 25

Not sure how to get started improvising? Learn how to improvise by embellishing simple melodies through applying straightforward techniques. All musicians welcome.

Participants should bring their instrument, melodica, or play piano.

1:00 PM, Beeler

History of Histoire: Introducing Stravinsky’s Histoire due Soldat

Michael Truesdell

Introduction discussion and demo covering the history, background and performance practice of Stravinsky's Histoire du Soldat.

2:00 PM, Hockett

Writing for the Voice: Basics 101

Alexandra Smither *

Through this presentation, I will show students how to approach writing for the classically trained voice. We will discuss fachs, transitional areas in the voice, setting text, and extended techniques. I will also provide examples of well-written vocal music, as well as examples of exciting new works for voice being written today.

2:00 PM, Cornell Campus, 726 University Ave

Historical Keyboarding

Malcom Bilson & Roger Moseley

CAP: 12

Play on amazing keyboard instruments from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.

Participants should prepare a piano piece that would benefit from being played on a historical instrument.

3:00 PM, Hockett

What Constitutes a Career in Music?

Harold Reynolds

An in-depth look at various activities possible in the field of music education and performance through a survey of the host's 56 year career in music.

3:00 PM, Beeler

Conversations on Cultural Appropriation in Choral Music

Sean Linfors

CAP: 30

What questions can help us in choosing and preparing choral music from diverse cultural backgrounds?

4:00 PM, Beeler

Diversifying Your Rep.

Sara Haefeli

CAP: 40

If you've ever been frustrated by the lack of women or composers of color on your concert or recital programs, this workshop will introduce you to sources that will help you explore diverse repertoires in diverse genres and styles.

4:00 PM, JJWCM 2330

Beyond the Vowels

Karl Paulnack

CAP: 30

Beyond the Vowels: The Rhythm and Pitch of French

Americans often struggle with vowel precision, nasals, liaison rules and other basics of pronunciation, but too often they quit once they conquer those basics. There’s another important piece to mastering French.

French is a pitched language—the language normally uses three distinct pitch levels (with a fourth level used only in exceptional circumstances, like when one’s hair is on fire.) French has a specific rhythm as well, a rhythm about as far away from American iambic tetrameter as you can get. Understanding the rhythm and pitch of French—when and where a question goes up or down, what to do in the middle of a sentence when breathing, what to do at a comma—these understandings are critical to legato and genuinely French-sounding French.

This workshop is open to all, but particularly recommended for people who already have some mastery of French sounds. If you have very little French, you’ll get just a little out of the workshop. If you have had a lot of French, you should get a lot out of this.

Please bring a poem, or song text, or piece of French that you are currently working on or would like to work on—depending on our time and attendance, we may be able to spend some time practicing together.

5:00 PM, Ford

Millionaire Musician

Christopher Coletti

Instructor will provide 10 actionable steps that will help you find fans and build your career. Free templates, worksheets and one follow up consultation will be offered for every attendee!

Participants should bring note taking materials.