The choral arts specialists
BRANKO STARK: Maintaining proper vocal health
In conjunction with learning the proper vocal techniques, proper vocal health is an important issue that needs to be addressed by each choral conductor. The singer must be know how to care for his instrument. Taking the podium on this matter is the international authority on vocal pedagogy, Branko Stark, a highly esteemed composer, conductor, vocologist and phonopedagogue from Croatia.
THOMAS SCHUELE: Choosing the right international choral festival or competition for your choir
More and more Philippine choirs are shining in the international choral arena. Also increasing in numbers are international competitions in every corner of the globe. This is the choral director's dilemma given that resources are very limited. Let Thomas Schüle's almost 3 decades of experience in the international choral circuit guide you on what's out there and on selecting which event is best for you and your choir.
ATTY. MARK THURSDAY ALCISO: Intellectual Property Rights in the choral world
Are you performing a public domain or copyrighted material? Should you secure a license for the music that you intend to arrange, perform, record or use as a background or accompanying track? These and other IPR issues will be tackled from a Philippine and global perspective by FILSCAP, the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
MALOU HERMO: Different approaches to teaching sight-reading
Empower your singers by equipping them with sight-reading skills. This will greatly increase the efficiency of your rehearsals; introducing new pieces to your choir would be as easy as A-B-C! Malou Hermo, conductor of the Ateneo College Glee Club, leads you through the different techniques to suit varying needs of your singers in learning how to sight-read effectively.
MARK ANTHONY CARPIO: Working with young and changing male voices
The onset of puberty can create chaos in every youth choir director's rehearsal and performance calendars. Listen to Mark Anthony Carpio, choirmaster of the Philippine Madrigal Singers and the Kilyawan Boys' Choir and one of the Philippines' leading countertenors today, talk on this very challenging aspect of handling not only youth choirs but children's choirs as well. If you are planning to join the NAMCYA youth choir competitions in 2011, this is one session you should not miss!
PETER VON WIENHARDT: The art of accompaniment
ONYL TORRES: I like to move it: morning synergy
JONATHAN VELASCO: Singing together
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