ACDA’s International Conductors Exchange Program represents an opportunity for a new generation of choral specialists to affirm that choral music-making transcends national borders, ideologies, religions, and all those demarcations that too often divide us. This session, featuring an ICEP participant from Cuba, provides participants a rare opportunity to look inside the choral culture of Cuba.
To Be Certain of the Dawn, a Holocaust memorial oratorio written by Stephen Paulus, with libretto by Michael Dennis Browne, was written as a result of interfaith dialogue and with the purpose of encouraging ongoing conversation between people of faith. Paulus, Browne, and Father Michael O’Connell, Basilica of St. Mary’s, Minneapolis, who commissioned the work, […]Madison, WI
Teaching the sounds of language is often daunting for the choral music educator. By supplementing the use of the IPA with Cued Speech—a gestural system of labels that describe the sounds of language—a choral music educator may be able to reach additional students and more successfully empower students to recall and execute the sounds of […]Seattle WA.
Emilie Amrein, Nicole Lamartine
The choral community has shown a tremendous interest in world music, particularly music with rhythmic roots. This session is designed to give participants an experience of singing choral music from African and Gospel roots. Participants will become the “demo” choir in order to explore characteristics such as improvisation, spontaneous part-singing, flexible forms, and more. Performance […]Seattle WA.