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Chamber Choir and Choral Conducting Workshop
August 10 - August 17, 2014

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Applications for 2014 are no longer being accepted.

This Workshop is directed by world-renowned choral conductor Simon Carrington, who divides the week into coaching, master classes, rehearsals and seminars for advanced singers and choral conductors.

Repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to the 21st century and includes both choral and instrumental music. Conductors sing as members of the choir and conduct instrumental as well as choral ensembles.

The week culminates in a concert held in the acoustically superb Music Shed, featuring the Fellows of the Workshop. All Workshop sessions as well as the final concert are audio and video recorded.

The most pedagogically sound and well-designed, advanced conducting summer study program to be found in the United States. The choral component of providing and working with advanced, professional choral musicians and professional orchestra players from many different countries provided each conductor with professional conducting experience not found easily outside of doctoral degree programs. As a post-doc conductor and vocalist, working with Simon's gentle and yet firm, pedagogy and this group of outstanding musicians, along with the additional feedback of faculty, fellow conductors and singers with similar background and skill provided an experience that simply doesn't exist in any other program to my current knowledge. Although difficult to audition for this program as a conductor and singer, the outcome is worth its weight in gold for any conductor wishing to improve and hone their skills in a supportive and highly skilled environment
                                             — Dr. Lauren Fowler-Calisto

Although I'm as busy as ever here in Illinois, I find my mind wandering to the stunning sounds we made in just one week's time… I came away from the workshop energized and reminded that great music making comes from great passion and dedication to the highest standards
                                             — John Cox

My week at Norfolk was the highlight of my summer and, arguably, of my career as a choral director. I thrived in the supportive, collegial environment which encouraged learning, sharing and, above all, excellence. I was challenged daily to bring my very best and walked away with the glow of knowing that I rose to that challenge among some incredibly talented peers. The friendships and connections I made will enrich my professional and personal lives for many years to come.”
                                              — Laurie Ellington  

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