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The path to the podium: Expressive and efficient choir conducting workshops

When: Friday, 22 July 2016 - Sunday, 24 July 2016
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Wits Choir House, 21 Henri Street
Start time:9:00
Enquiries:

Dalene Hoogenhout at Gwendoline.Hoogenhout@wits.ac.za or on 082 552 5523

This weekend series of workshops is a pilot programme to investigate the feasibility of a yearly, week-long choral music education course for choral conductors.

The need for education of choir conductors in South Africa was identified by a group of American choir conductors whilst on a tour to this country a few years ago.

The Path to the Podium is the result of their sincere desire to do whatever they could to address this need. The International Partnership for Choral Music Education was formed and in partnership with Dalene Hoogenhout, conductor of Wits Choir, and with the support of Wits University this vision to facilitate choral music education in South Africa has culminated in what is envisioned to be the first of many choral education encounters.

 It is particularly aimed at conductors working at school level or with church and community choirs – conductors who may not have had formal choral conducting training in the past. Register before 20 July 2016.

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