Registration Deadline for WWU's Summer Choral Arts Institute is May 30
Contact: ExtendedEd@wwu.edu or call (360) 650-3308.
BELLINGHAM – Registrations for Western Washington University’s Summer Choral Arts Institute are being accepted through Wednesday, May 30; ideal for music educators, choral directors, voice conductors and students, the Institute will take place July 16-21 on WWU’s campus.
The Choral Arts Institute, presented by Western’s College of Fine and Performing Arts and the Bellingham Festival of Music, is a six-day intense study of vocal and conducting techniques using Mozart’s Mass in C Minor.
The Choral Arts Institute is instructed by Vance George, the chorus director emeritus of the San Francisco Symphony, and Michael Palmer, artistic director of the Bellingham Festival of Music.
During afternoon sessions, participants will be immersed in the score study, analysis, and conducting of specific sections of Mozart’s Mass in C Minor. Each afternoon will begin with a presentation by the voice faculty on how to work with each individual voice type using excerpts from the Mass as examples.
In the evenings, Institute participants will join the singers in the Festival chorus under the baton of Vance George to rehearse the work.
The week will culminate with a performance of the work with the Festival Chorus and Orchestra under direction of Michael Palmer.
Additional Institute staff includes Argentinean-Canadian mezzo-soprano, Fabiana Katz, and Dinah Helgeson, emeritus Fine and Performing Arts chair for ISB School in Bangkok, Thailand.
Participants can earn three graduate credits or 30 clock hours. Formal admission to Western is not required.