For tenors and basses who enjoy singing together! Under the direction of Dr. John McDonald you'll explore great music written for young men's voices and make new friends. An informal performance will close the one day workshop. We hope to see you there!
Suited to music practitioners of all ages, choral and instrumental conductors, and aspiring conductors, this hands-on professional development will help you engage singers and improve their musicianship. This practical course is designed for conductors at all levels of experience. The workshop helps to refine conducting gesture and explores best practices in the classroom and rehearsal room. Participants receive a complimentary repertoire reading pack. This workshop is designed to be a four-session experience over a two-week span.
Mandy Miller has been Head of Lochgelly High School since 1987. She is renowned as a clinician and choir conductor, and she has traveled extensively in Europe with the Choirs and Pipe Band. Mandy was awarded an Artist Teacher Diploma in 1997 and Master Teacher Certificate in Choral Music Education in 1999 from Dr. Doreen Rao through the Choral Music Experience Institute. She regularly teaches on the faculty of the CME Institute, in addition to her responsibilities as its Executive Director in the UK.
Early in 2000, Mandy was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship by The International Rotary Foundation in recognition of her positive contribution to music making in the community. Mandy works enthusiastically at the regional, national, and international level to further the cause of music making and she is in great demand as a clinician, choral composer, and expert practitioner of the choral art.
Friday, October 13 from 5:30p-9:00p
Saturday, October 14 from 9:00a-4:00p
Friday, October 20 from 5:00p-7:00p (only 2 hours so that participants can attend the Voces8 concert at the Basilica - tickets can be purchased here)
Saturday, October 21 from 9:00a-4:00p
Parkway United Church of Christ
2841 N. Ballas Road
St. Louis, MO 63131
Four-day workshop: $300
Four-day workshop plus CME Certification: $350
Two-day workshop (October 13 and 14 only): $200
Collegiate Student: $50
Des Lee Scholarships are available. Click here.
Participants attending all four sessions of the workshop over two weekends have the opportunity to receive Choral Music Experience (CME) certification in Levels I, II, and III.
Participants will receive a music study pack for the course in addition to a complimentary repertoire reading pack. Study packs will be mailed to teachers who register by September 30, 2023.
The St. Louis Children’s Choirs serves over 300 singers (ages 6 to 18), from more than 200 schools and 85 zip codes in Missouri and Illinois. These young artists bring their talent and love of classical, sacred, contemporary, and world music to concert stages for everyone to enjoy. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Dr. Alyson Moore, outstanding music directors train our young singers with diverse and challenging curriculum in seven different ensembles based on age and musical ability. The Choirs offers young artists world-class performance opportunities and a choral music experience that emphasizes musical excellence and character education.
The Des Lee Fine Arts Education Collaborative is dedicated to enhancing the quality, influence, attitudes, and accessibility of fine arts by connecting educators, artists, and performers with St Louis students. Special attention is given to underserved populations. The Collaborative is currently made up of 25 St. Louis area arts agencies and 15 St. Louis area school districts.
Community programs include educational fine arts outreach programs and concerts, student concerts, clinics, and masterclasses. The Collaborative also provides support for music and other fine arts educators throughout all career stages, offering professional development, facilitated mentoring support, and online resources.