Schedule of Classes and Events

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Class Focus Key:

  • ML= Musical Leaders (All Directors including Frontline, Assistant, Associate and Novice)
  • VL= Visual Leaders and Coaches
  • *Class electives are open to all attendees unless otherwise noted. (Example: ML Only)


Thursday • August 8, 2019 • "Arrival Day"

4–7:30 p.m. Arrival and Hotel Check-in • Registration in Lobby
7:30–9 p.m.  Opening Session • Mary Rhea and Kim Vaughn
9–10:30 p.m. Opening Reception • Cash bar available

Friday • August 9, 2019

7:30–8:30 a.m.  Breakfast Provided
8:30–9 a.m. Music in the Morning • Mary Rhea and Kim Vaughn
9–10 a.m. General Session • The Anatomy of Voice and Breath • Jennie Morton

Session 1 Breakouts • 10:15–11:15 a.m.

And the Music Shall Lead Us! (VL)
Instructed By: Erin Howden

The Magic Lies in the Sound of Communication (ML)
Instructed By: Lori Lyford

Mental Training for Singers (ML, VL)
Instructed By: Britt-Heléne Bonnedahl

And the Award for Best Supporting Actor Goes To ... the Assistant Director! (ML)
Instructed By:
Deanna Kastler

Break • 11:15–11:30 a.m.

Session 2 Breakouts • 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Unleash the Genius – Exploring Visual Possibilities Outside the Lines (VL)
Instructed By:
Erin Howden

What is the Music Trying to Tell You? (ML)
Instructed By:
Kim Vaughn

The Voice at All Ages (ML)
Instructed By: Darlene Rogers

Incorporating the Director into the Chorus’ Visual Plan (ML, VL)
Instructed By: Lori Lyford

12:30–2 p.m. Lunch Provided

Session 3 Breakouts • 2–3 p.m.

Voice and Dance Technique Integration: The Anatomy of Functional Movement with Voice (VL)
Instructed By: Jennie Morton

The Director, Teacher, Coach (ML)
Instructed By: Lori Lyford

Building/ Recovering Stamina with Speech Therapy (ML)
Instructed By: Britt-Helene Bonnedahl

The Life Cycle of a Song (ML)
Instructed By: Mary Rhea

 3–3:15 p.m.Break

Session 4 Breakouts • 3:15–4:15 p.m.

I Dare You to Move (VL)
Instructed By: Deanna Kastler

Resonance: What is it and How Do I Get Some? (ML)
Instructed By: Kim Vaughn

Directing As Two-way Communication (ML)
Instructed By: Kathleen Hansen

Putting Together an Effective Performance Package (ML, VL)
Instructed By:
Judy Pozsgay

4:15–4:30 p.m. Break

4:30–6 p.m. General Session • What Box? • Jennie Morton
6:30 p.m. Dinner • On your own – Explore the River Walk!

Saturday • August 10, 2019

7:30–8:30 a.m.  Breakfast 
8:30–9 a.m. Music in the Morning • Mary Rhea and Kim Vaughn
9–10 a.m. General Session • The Voice from Foot to Head: A Holistic Approach to Voice
Jennie Morton

Session 5 Breakouts • 10:15–11:15 a.m.

Let it Go! Promoting Authentic Emotional Exposure and Performance Freedom (VL)
Instructed By: Erin Howden

Interpretation Skills for Directors (ML)
Instructed By: Kim Vaughn

A Teacher’s Approach to Communication and Coaching (ML, VL)
Instructed By:
Deanna Kastler

Caring for the Instrument (ML)
Instructed By: Darlene Rogers

11:15–11:30 a.m. Break

Session 6 Breakouts • 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Tips and Tricks for Teaching Choreography (VL)
Instructed By: Judy Pozsgay

Play It Forward: Explore the Concept of Forward Motion (ML)
Instructed By:
Mary Rhea

Directing Skills for Assistant Directors (ML)
Instructed By: Deanna Kastler

Pure Imagination – Creatively Influencing Sound and Performance (ML, VL)
Instructed By: Erin Howden

12:30–2 p.m. Lunch

Session 7 Breakouts • 2–3 p.m.

Characterization and Musical Enhancement as the Foundation for Choreography (VL)
Instructed By: Judy Pozsgay

Voice and Dance Technique Integration: The Anatomy of Functional Movement with Voice (ML)
Instructed By: Jennie Morton

3–3:15 p.m. Break

Session 8 Breakouts • 3:15–4:15 p.m.

Inner Child of Music (VL)
Instructed By: Deanna Kastler

Sing it, Mean it (ML)
Instructed By: Lori Lyford

Fostering Diversity and Inclusion through Repertoire, Rehearsals and Chorus Culture (ML, VL)
Instructed By: Kathleen Hansen

Moving Through Riser Challenges (ML, VL)
Instructed By:
Mary Rhea 

4:15–4:30 p.m. Break

4:30–5 p.m. General Session • Beyond Technique: The Science and Art of Communication for Vocalists 
Instructed By: Jennie Morton
6–8:30 p.m. Dinner and Closing Session
Erin Howden

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