Summer Choral Institutes

2014

ADULT CHORAL INSTITUTE

JULY 8, 10, 15, 17    7 - 9:30pm

HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE CHORAL INSTITUTE

JULY 14-18    2:30 - 8:30pm

COMBINED PERFORMANCE July 18 at 7:30pm

HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE SUMMER CHORAL INSTITUTE

Join our distinguished faculty for a week-long program of intensive choral and solo vocal training. Enjoy the camaraderie and adventure of creating great music together while forging lasting friendships. Strengthen your voice and musicianship through small group sessions, workshops, individual voice lessons, large group rehearsals, and more! The Institute is produced through a partnership between the National Philharmonic and Montgomery College and is open to students entering grade 9 thru graduating grade 12, as well as college students who want a more intense experience than the Adult Institute offers. The week will culminate in a final concert, held with the National Philharmonic's Adult Summer Choral Institute, at Montgomery College.

The faculty of the Institute includes Stan Engebretson, Artistic Director of the National Philharmonic Chorale and Co-Founder of the Institute; Molly Donnelly, Professor of Music at Montgomery College and also Co-Founder of the Institute; Ronald Frezzo, Vocal and International Baccalaureate Music Instructor at Richard Montgomery High School; Victoria Gau, Associate Conductor of the National Philharmonic; and Theodore Guerrant, Accompanying Program Specialist at the University of Maryland School of Music.

EXPERIENCE

Experience in a school, church or community choir, or study with a private voice teacher is required. Scores will be provided beforehand to give participants a chance to study them and learn the music in advance.

REPERTOIRE

Including, but not limited to, the following:

Purcell, Te Deum

Saffell, ...a meandering

Edenroth, Chile con Carne

Brahms, selected Liebeslieder Waltzes

PDQ Bach, selected LIebeslieder Polkas

Hogan, Music Down in My Soul

 

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

 

2:30 - 4:00 Warm-up and vocal techniques lecture and demonstrations (i.e. vocal health, vowels and connections, rhythmic vitality) Rehearsal
4:00 - 4:15 Break
4:15 - 6:00 Sectionals and Rehearsal; Individual Coaching
6:00 - 6:45 Dinner Break
6:45 - 7:15 Musicianship Class
7:15 - 8:30 Rehearsal (Tuesday and Thursday with Adult Choir)

 

 

REGISTRATION

For registration packet, click form on left sidebar to download.

To register, please download the HS and College Institute registration form and send it, along with your $90 deposit to: National Philharmonic, attn: HS/College Choral Institute, The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852

 

THE ADULT SUMMER CHORAL INSTITUTE

Adult singers (college age and over) from around the area are invited to sing with members of the National Philharmonic Chorale under Artistic Director Stan Engebretson for two inspiring weeks of intensive rehearsals. Experience singing in a high-quality large ensemble while fine-tuning your musicianship and developing your vocal technique! The Summer Choral Institute is produced through a partnership between the National Philharmonic and Montgomery College, and is led by distinguished faculty from area universities and choral groups.

No auditions are necessary but singing experience is required. Experience may include singing in a university or community chorus, or in a church choir.

REPERTOIRE

Includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Britten, Festival Te Deum

Rutter, The Lord Bless You and Keep You

Brahms, selected Liebeslieder Waltzes

PDQ Bach, selected Liebeslieder Polkas

Hogan, Music Down in My Soul

DATES AND LOCATION

Adult Choral Institute rehearsals are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, July 8, 10, 15, 17 at 7 to 9:30 pm, in the Music Building of Montgomery College Rockville Campus. The final concert, held in conjunction with the Summer Choral Institute, will be on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center at Silver Spring.

REGISTRATION

For registration, click form on left sidebar to download

To register for the 2014 Adult Summer Choral Institute, please download the registration form (PDF) and send it, along with the $80 tuition fee, to National Philharmonic, attn: Adult Choral Institute, The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda, MD 20852-3385.

For further information, or if you have any questions, please contact Victoria Gau at 301-493-9283 x116 or .

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