April 9, 2013 at 9:57 PM
MORRISTOWN, N.J. - April 4, 2013 - Harmonium Choral Society announces its
Annual Spring Choral Musicianship Workshop Series. Whether you are a
singer, teacher or interested listener, the workshops provide an excellent
opportunity to learn more about the world of music as well as many
important skills to pursue a lifetime of healthy singing.
André de Quadros, Professor of Music at Boston University, will lead a
workshop titled "Multicultural - Never Fear! Arabic Music and More." André
will guide participants in a fearless exploration of an entire world of
music with Arabic, Turkish, Greek and many other wide-ranging musical
styles. André is also a conductor, ethnomusicologist and human rights
activist. At Boston University, he uses his position as a springboard for
involvement in many musical and cultural organizations both locally and
internationally. He recently appeared at the ACDA (American Choral
Directors Association) National Convention in Dallas. The workshop will
take place 2:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2013, Grace Church, 4 Madison
Avenue at Kings Road, Madison, NJ.
Lauran Fulton Corson, Artistic Director of Light Opera of New
Jersey, will present the second workshop addressing "The Mature Voice:
Adjusting to the Age Factor." The workshop includes techniques of interest
to singers of all ages, and their choir directors and teachers. During the
workshop Lauran will address topics on the changes that occur in the voice
as the singer matures through an entire lifetime of singing. Lauran
operates Corson Studios in Basking Ridge, NJ. Lauran is a graduate of the
Juilliard School and holds a Master of Music Degree from the University of
Michigan. She is a long-time member and friend of Harmonium. The workshop
will take place 2:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2013, Grace Church, 4
Madison Avenue at Kings Road, Madison, NJ.
Advance registration is required. The workshops sell out quickly, and
participants are strongly encouraged to register as soon as possible. The
registration fee, which includes light refreshments, is $35 per workshop
or $60 for both workshops. To register online, visit
http://harmonium.org/2013_workshop_flier_v3.pdf. To register by mail, send
a check payable to Harmonium Choral Society in an envelope addressed to
Harmonium Workshops, PO Box 1317, Morristown, NJ 07962-1317. Please
include name and contact information.
Please note New Jersey-certified teachers can earn professional
development credits by attending one or both of the workshops.
ABOUT HARMONIUM CHORAL SOCIETY
This year Harmonium Choral Society celebrates the 25th Year Anniversary of
its Artistic Director, Dr. Anne J. Matlack. Throughout the years, Dr.
Matlack's passion for musical excellence and innovative programming has
led Harmonium to become one of the finest choral arts organizations in New
Jersey. Harmonium is known for its eclectic programming and community
spirit. The 100-voice chorus sponsors commissions, premieres, and
musicianship workshops, as well as an Outreach Chorus which performs in
schools, nursing homes and other venues. Harmonium has won the prestigious
Chorus America Education and Outreach Award as well as the Arts Council of
the Morris Area's Outstanding Arts Organization Award. They have performed
at Carnegie Hall, the Eastern Division Convention of the American Choral
Directors Association and at the opening convocation of the American Guild
of Organists (AGO) 2011 Region II Convention.
Funding has been made possible in part by funds from Morris Arts through
the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner
agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by a grant from The
Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation.