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Crozet Community Chorus presents Summer Vocal Workshops

June 28, 2016 @ 19:00 - 21:00


June 28th 7:00 – 9:00 pm “Secrets to following the music—techniques for sight singing, rhythm and timing“, with Siri Kristenson

For many choral singers, sight-singing can be intimidating! This very interactive workshop will focus on techniques to follow your music (even when all the other parts are singing!) and gain skills in sight singing, rhythm and timing.

Siri Kristenson teaches voice and piano. She holds her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Music Theory from the New England Conservatory & Chicago College of Performing Arts respectively. Before moving to Charlottesville, she lived in Minneapolis, MN, and performed with some of the nation’s top choirs, including VocalEssence and the Minnesota Chorale (including performing with Doc Severinsen, Garrison Keillor, Jearlyn Steele, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Andre Thomas, and Maria Jette). She has sung under the direction of Philip Brunelle, Simon Halsey, and been heard with both VocalEssence and the Minnesota Chorale on Minnesota Public Radio and National Public Radio. Siri sang with Virginia Consort and now sings with the Virginia Oratorio Society.

August 9, 7:00- 9:00 pm “Mastering Vocal Techniqueswith Dr. John McCarty

In this workshop, participants will focus on vocal techniques to enhance interest and style to their music, by adding melodic, harmonic and rhythmic originality to compositions. Some different rhythm styles (jazz, gospel, etc.) will be explored.

Dr. John McCarty is the Music Director of the Crozet Community Chorus. As an assistant professor of music and the director of choral music at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, VA, he conducts the Bridgewater College Chorale, Concert Choir and Oratorio Choir; teaches courses in music history, music education and ethnomusicology; and advises the Gospel Choir and A Cappella Choir. He received his doctorate in choral conducting, pedagogy and literature from James Madison University, where he conducted the JMU Men’s Chorus and the chamber choir of the Valley Collegium Musicum. His master’s degree in choral conducting is from the University of Minnesota, where he served as the assistant conductor for the University Women’s Chorus and the 200-voice Gospel Choir. As a choral singer, he performed with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Chorale in St. Paul, MN and VocalEssence in Minneapolis, MN.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 434-823-4161, email [email protected]

LOCATION: Crozet Baptist Church, St. George Ave., Crozet

Open to all singers age 16 and above! Participant fee $10.00

Crozet Community Chorus is a non-auditioned, secular chorus that welcomes all singers. Visit us at http://crozetchorus.org/


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June 28, 2016
19:00 - 21:00
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Crozet Baptist Church
5804 St George Ave
Crozet, 22932
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Crozet Community Chorus