Saskatchewan Choral Federation
 
 

SMC 2012

SESSIONS

CONDUCTOR’S TUNE-UP - ELROY FRIESEN

In the flurry of our busy choral teaching and conducting lives, how often do take time to analyze what our bodies are saying to our choristers? This session will be a chance to step back and assess the habits we have formed and to re-focus the intent of our gestures.

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE TEXT - ELROY FRIESEN

Text is key to inspired performance! This session focuses on using text to teach tone, technique, interpretation, and performance skills.

JUNIOR CHORAL READING - ELROY FRIESEN

ADULT CHORAL READING - ELROY FRIESEN

CHORAL RESOURCE PANEL DISCUSSION - DOMINIC GREGORIO, MARCIA MCLEAN, DIANE TAYLOR-NEALE

Join Dominic Gregorio, Director of Choral Activities at the University of Regina, Marcia McLean, Swift Current Oratorio Choir director, adjudicator and choral clinician, and Diane Taylor-Neale, Winston Knoll High School choral director, as they share their best sources of choral repertoire for choirs of all sizes, ages and genres.

GENTLE YOGA FOR MUSICIANS - DOMINIC GREGORIO

This class is open to all and is a beginner Hatha yoga class focusing on gentle stretches, deep breathing exercises and centering meditation gearing towards musicians and the tensions specific to musicians. Please wear loose comfortable clothes, bring a yoga mat and a bottle of water. A towel will be provided if you lack a yoga mat. Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach.