8 Steps to Harmonization
The middle school choir years are crucial since there is so much ground to cover in the transition from elementary school singing to high school choir. How can we take our young students from basic unison singing to SATB divisi? If we are serious about music being a core subject, then we should be serious about having sequential benchmarks. This class will use ideas and resources to layout a sequential path to harmonization for our young singers. Hal Leonard will provide packets with octavos particularly suited to young developing choirs, with resource ideas reinforcing the concepts being discussed.
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Instructor: Catherine DeLanoy
Cathy DeLanoy is a musician currently living in the suburbs of Chicago. She has taught music at every grade level in the public school system. She has recently retired from teaching at Westmont Junior High School, where she taught general music and directed their four choirs. WJH choirs consistently earned top scores, honors and prestigious performances under her direction.
Ms. DeLanoy enjoyed arranging compositions for her choirs and has octavos published by Shawnee Press, Bri-Lee Music and Carl Fischer Inc. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. She went on to earn her Masters of Music Education degree from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. Her newest publication is WARMING UP WITH ROUNDS (Shawnee Press).
Outside of school, she sings professionally as a member and soloist with the critically acclaimed Chicago Choral Artists. She can be heard on many of their numerous concert CDs. In addition, she works as a clinician, instructor and adjudicator whenever possible. In the summer she can often be found on a cruise ship lecturing on "Classical Music You Know and Love". Her love of music history continually motivates her to make classical music accessible and exciting for everyone.
6593 8 Steps to Harmonization
1 graduate credit
Location: VCM Room 100
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Tuition is due in full with registration.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.