Dr. Catherine Robbins
Dr. Elroy Friesen
At the Desautels Faculty of Music, our approach to professional development for choral music educators and conductors focuses on developing a meaningful sense of community amongst participants, while pursuing advanced choral musicianship. The format of the program is highly interactive and elaborates on numerous facets of the choral art form from an innovative, yet practical perspective.
Daily activities include lectures and workshops that highlight aspects of vocal technique, advanced gesture through body mapping, performance practice, and choral program development. Additionally, participants will be introduced to inventive rehearsal techniques that encourage a unique sense of community among singers as they develop solid vocal principles and increased musicianship at an individual level.
Individual coaching in voice, diction, and conducting gesture are available throughout the program.