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Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Workshop August 10-11
Dr. Harold Rosenbaum, conductor of The New York Virtuoso Singers and The Canticum Novum Singers, and author of A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting, is hosting a Zoom choral conducting workshop on Monday, August 10 and Tuesday, August 11 from 10 AM to 4 PM each day, with a lunch break both days. The workshop is limited to 12 conductors. The fee for active participants is $160. Make your payment at www.nyvirtuoso.org/support.html.
Choral and instrumental conductors on all levels will benefit from his incisive, detail-oriented teaching. Although the primary focus will be on physical conducting technique. There will be periodic discussions about the choral works which can be accessed by going to haroldrosenbaum.com/institute.shtml and scrolling down to the list, originally designed for the August, 2020 workshop at NYU (now cancelled because of the pandemic). In addition, Harold will be glad to answer any general or specific questions you may have about pieces of music you are working on, situations, concepts, etc. Auditors (observers) are also welcome at a reduced fee of $80.
This workshop is a program of The Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute and Canticorum Virtuosi, Inc., founded by Harold Rosenbaum in 1973. Cancellations are refundable up until 24 hours before the first workshop begins.
Please confirm your sign up/payment by e-mailing Harold at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harold Rosenbaum, recipient of the 2014 Ditson Conductor’s Award from Columbia University, has conducted over 1,700 concerts during his 45+ year career. He has conducted and taught at the Juilliard School, Queens College and Adelphi University, and is Professor Emeritus at the University at Buffalo. He is the 2010 winner of ASCAP’s Victor Herbert Founders Award and the winner of the 2008 American Composer Alliance’s Laurel Leaf Award, given in recognition of “distinguished achievement in fostering and encouraging American music.” A strong proponent of and advocate for contemporary composers and American composers in particular, Rosenbaum has commissioned more than 100 works, and has conducted more than 500 world premieres. Visit him at www.haroldrosenbaum.com.
Posted 7/31/2020. Expires 8/11/2020.
Study Alexander Technique with Elizabeth Hurwitt
Use the Covid-19 hiatus to study Alexander Technique -- for a lifetime of healthy singing.
AT can help you to find your own authentic voice, and keep it healthy and vibrant, throughout your performance, your career and your life. The current break from singing forced on us by Covid-19 is perfect for studying AT, because it is best to thoroughly master the basics of AT before applying your new skills to vocal activity.
AT lessons will improve your breathing, poise and freedom of expression, while lifting your spirits during the stress of this historic pandemic. By the time you return to singing you will have an entirely new set of resources at your command, and AT can aid you in keeping audition jitters at bay.
Thorough virus safety precautions are in place to protect both client and teacher. For more information visit www.betteratbeing.com or call Elizabeth Hurwitt at 646-981-9330.
Posted 7/28/2020. Expires 10/28/2020.
William Warfield Scholarship Fund Classical Vocal Competition for African American High School Students
After the example of its namesake, the great American bass-baritone, educator and mentor, the William Warfield Scholarship Fund enables African American classical vocalists to advance their art at the high school, college or conservatory level. African Americans have long been under-represented in the field of classical music, especially in the field of classical vocal performance. The William Warfield Scholarship Fund classical vocal competition to addresses this.
The 2nd annual William Warfield Scholarship Fund Classical Vocal Competition for African American High School Students will be held on October 24, 2020. This event will provide selected students with cash support for formal training, audition preparation, music and practice time, etc. Applicants with limited financial means are especially encouraged to apply. Five finalists will compete before national-level artists, receive coaching, and become connected to teachers and resources to help them sustain their progress. Awards will be paid directly to winners. If safe and advisable we will host finalists in Rochester, NY; if not, the final competition will be held online.
Electronic audition submissions are due no later than September 15, 2020. There is no cost to apply. Visit www.williamwarfield.org beginning July 30 for more contest details, a suggested repertoire list and online application form.
Posted 7/21/2020. Expires 9/15/2020.
Copies of Diane Benjamin oratorio available
I have 12 copies of Where I Live (A Breast Cancer Oratorio) by Diane Benjamin (SSAA) that I would be happy to donate to any group in exchange for postage, maybe $10? If you're interested, contact Dennis Pucci at Dpucci49@msn.com.
Posted 6/15/2020. Expires 8/15/2020.