New Sounds of J.W. Pepper Minneapolis 2017

Sponsored by J.W. Pepper

July 19 - 20, 2017

Wooddale Church - Eden Prairie Campus
6630 Shady Oak Rd
Eden Prairie, MN   55344

Due to space restrictions, only registered participants will be allowed at the workshops. Pre-registration is recommended in order to ensure you receive a music packet. 
Full-day sessions include lunch and music packet. Lunch will be served on-site each day. 
Pepper will have an on-site store at all sessions so participants can purchase selections and resource books for the coming year. 
Wednesday, July 19 – Middle School & High School New Music Reading Session & Workshop with Michael John Trotta
9:00 am – 4:00 pm, $50
DESCRIPTION: Join Michael John Trotta for a multi-publisher reading session and workshop featuring new music for middle and high school choir. Whether you are a new professional or an experienced educator, this workshop will add innovative selections to your programming and save you hours of research.
Motivate yourself to plan now for the entire performance year! 
Wednesday, July 19 – Adult Church Choral Reading Session with Lloyd Larson
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, $30
DESCRIPTION: Nationally celebrated composer and clinician Lloyd Larson guides you through the most inspiring new music for adult choir. Selections include seasonal, general and special-occasion anthems. Plan and prepare for your entire liturgical year! We're also featuring Special Interest Sessions - your choice of Adult or Children's Choir.
*Note that the Special Interest Sessions run concurrently. 
Wednesday, July 19 – Special Interest Session #1- Adult Choir with Michael Smith
5:00 pm – 6:15 pm, FREE
DESCRIPTION: The Big Three: Three techniques to improve the sound of your choir - and have fun in the process!
Wednesday, July 19 – Special Interest Session #2- Sacred Literature for Children’s Choir with Sarah Abelsen
5:00 pm – 6:15 pm, FREE
DESCRIPTION: Sacred Literature for Children's Choir: New and Notable for Young Voices
Experience the best new sacred music for children's choir, perfect for your program.
Thursday, July 20 - Elementary/Classroom Reading Session & Workshop with Thom Borden
9:00 am – 4:00 pm, $50
DESCRIPTION: Join Thom Borden as he shares the latest exciting resources for the music classroom. Multimedia materials, new musicals, song collections, games, and elementary choral selections will be included. Energize your music curriculum for the entire year!
Credit Information
Graduate credit is available from VanderCook College of Music. Tuition for one credit is $330; a total of 12.5 attendance hours is required, which must include both the Elementary/Classroom and Middle Level/High School sessions. Registration for college credit will occur on-site at the workshop, with a written assignment due within two weeks following the event 
Registration for credit must be postmarked no later than August 21, 2017. Full tuition must be enclosed with registration. Please send your registration form directly to VanderCook College of Music(3140 S Federal St. Chicago, IL 60616 attn: Patrick Benson.
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New Sounds of J.W. Pepper-Minneapolis Area


Location: Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, MN
DateJuly 19-20, 2017
Credit:1 graduate credit
Tuition: 1 credit = $330
Tuition is due in full with registration. 
Coordinator: Patrick Benson
Click HERE to download the 2017 New Sounds of J.W. Pepper Minneapolis Registration Form.
Click HERE to download the 2017 New Sounds of J.W. Pepper Minneapolis Information Sheet.
Click HERE to download the 2017 New Sounds of J.W. Pepper Minneapolis Assignment.
Click HERE to download the 2017 New Sounds of J.W. Pepper Minneapolis Area Website.



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