SJSU Summer Choral Workshops

 Summer Choral WS 2018

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

      Dr. Charlene Archibeque


MUSC 168J
Techniques of Choral Conducting
Monday-Friday, July 13-17, 2020

9:00am-12:00pm
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
- Beat styles and patterns
- Score preparation
- Period styles
- Multi-meter conducting


MUSC 168N
Teaching Music in Choral Rehearsals
Monday-Friday, July 13-17, 2020

1:00pm-4:00pm
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
- Choral Artistry
- Building Independence with your singers
- Creativity and Improvisation in the choral rehearsal
- Programming with Passion


 More Information

Required form for registration is found here [pdf].  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: jeffrey.benson@sjsu.edu