J.W. Pepper Summer Sound Sampler Chicago Area
Sponsored by J.W. Pepper
August 5-6, 2014
Moraine Valley Community College
Moraine Business and Conference Center, Building M
9000 West College Pkwy
Palos Hills, IL 60465-2478
Tuesday August 5 - School Choral Reading Session & Workshop with Cheryl West
School Choral Day – MS & HS 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join renowned Indianapolis Youth Chorale conductor Cheryl West for a multi-publisher reading session and workshop featuring new music for middle and high school choir. An overarching focus on best choral teaching practices, as well as repertoire planning and selection, will help you work smarter – not harder! – to obtain maximum results from your singers. Find motivation to plan now for your entire performance year! This is not just another reading session! Join Cheryl for practical discussions on rehearsal techniques, warm-ups and vocal health in the choral classroom.
Tuesday Evening August 5 - Adult Sacred Choral Reading Session with Lloyd Larson
Church Choral 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Nationally celebrated composer and clinician Lloyd Larson guides you through the most inspiring new music for adult choir, including seasonal, general and special-occasion anthems. Plan and prepare for your entire church year!
Wednesday August 6 - Elementary Reading Session & Workshop with Sharon Burch
Elementary Full Day (includes lunch) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join celebrated clinician Sharon Burch, creator of the Freddie the Frog books, as she shares the latest exciting resources for the music classroom. Included will be multimedia materials, new musicals, song collections, games, and elementary choral octavos. Energize your music curriculum for the entire year!
VanderCook College of Music is offering an hour of graduate-level academic credit for eligible participants. To earn credit, a student must: 1) Attend the Elementary/Classroom New Music Workshops, AND the Middle School/High School New Choral Music Workshop, for a total of 12.5 class hours. 2) Complete the assigned project -- more information is available at the workshop or from VanderCook College. Additionally, each student is encouraged to keep a journal documenting the sessions he or she has attended.
Registration for credit must be postmarked no later than August 20, 2014. Full tuition must be enclosed with registration. Please send your registration form directly to VanderCook.
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