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Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting Workshop; 1-8 August 2008 in Italy
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Dec 16, 2007, 8:53 PM

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1-8 August 2008, with Simon Carrington, Brian O'Connell and Bronislawa Falinska

This intensive and intimate conducting workshop is geared for music educators and choral conductors with strong vocal ability who are interested in rehearsing and performing chamber choral music. We heartily welcome qualified singers who are interested in attending the workshop in a non-conducting capacity; who love to sing in a chamber group environment and/or are very specifically looking to learn rehearsal and conducting techniques. You will be part of a twenty-two to twenty-four member ensemble that will prepare and perform a cappella choral music from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

Up to two graduate credits are available through The Boston Conservatory.

There are three possible tiers of participation:Full Conductor, Conducting Auditor, Singer.

Each Full Conductor will conduct every day.
They will be assigned a piece for their daily podium time in the master class; they will
also conduct this piece in the final concert.

You may also choose to participate as either a Conducting Auditor or Singer. Included in the price of participating as a Conducting Auditor will be a private half-hour conducting session with Simon Carrington. Conducting Auditors will also have the opportunity to conduct the ensemble in the morning sessions if so desired.

The Master Class uses the Workshop ensemble as its laboratory, so everyone receives the benefits of each master class.

The two-part morning session will consist of Vocal Pedagogy and clinics on developing a vital chamber choir.

Broni Falinska, our visiting artist in Vocal Pedagogy, will again be joining us for daily ateliers using the Rohmert Method of Functional Voicetraining. This approach guides the singer towards an awareness of the voice not usually addressed by most conventional singing methods. Get ready for a sensorial exploration of the voice, and to explore how self-perception works in the combination of "hearing-feeling-seeing."

Brian O'Connell will be leading clinics on exploring connections between movement and musical/textual concepts and strategies for building cohesive chamber choirs

The afternoon sessions will consist solely of conducting Master Classes with Simon Carrington. This year we are again delighted to offer a Q&A/Dialogue session with Simon.

For a detailed description of the workshop, tuition costs (Farewell Dinner included), and an online application please visit

Contact: Gail Leicher Tel: + 1 781.652.0158, or Email


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