SJSU Summer Choral Workshops

These workshops have been CANCELLED. However, we are still offering an online rehearsal techniques course July 13-17. Click here for more info.

Summer Choral WS 2018

Dr. Corie Brown      Jeffery Benson      Charlene Archibeque   

Dr. Corie Brown                  Dr. Jeffrey Benson           Dr. Charlene Archibeque  



Techniques of Choral Conducting

Monday-Friday, July 13-17, 2020

1 unit, section 1
Music Bldg, Room 150
Course Code: 30707
Cost per unit: $250 

The Conducting Workshop is designed for teachers and choral conductors who have had previous experience conducting choirs and who wish to fine tune their rehearsal skills with hand, baton, face and other nonverbal communication. Bring a baton!

Topics to be included:
- Tips for school and church choir conductors
- Conducting for artistry
- Conducting for tone quality
- Hand and baton technique
- Score preparation

Teaching Music in Choral Rehearsals

Monday-Friday, July 13-17, 2020

1 unit, section 1
Music Bldg, Room 150
Course Code: 30706
Cost per unit: $250

This course is designed to enhance the choral director's skills and understanding of general rehearsal techniques, voice building and literature selection. Sessions on topics for both school and church musicians will be offered. The course will also include reading sessions on choral repertoire for all ages and choirs. 

Topics to be included:

- Teaching musicality through movement
- Creative, musical warm-ups
- Building choral tone
- New and exciting repertoire
- Score study
- Building Independence with your singers
- Creativity and improvisation in the choral rehearsal

More Information

Required form for registration is found here.  You are not required to be an SJSU student. Simply leave the SJSU Student ID number blank.

For any questions please contact Dr. Jeffrey Benson via email:

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