2015 NYACDA Fall Conference

Coming Together

October 23, 2015 (1:00 pm-9:00 pm) –
October 24, 2015 (9:00 am-4:00 pm)

Eastman School of Music

Karen Kennedy, headlining clinician
Director of Choral Activities @ University of Miami, Frost School of Music


The ‘Golden’ Rehearsal – using ancient techniques to focus modern singers
This session introduces strategies that easily focus singer attention through optimum rehearsal pacing, resulting in maximum results in minimal time.
“Idol Worship”:  American Pop Stars, Vocal Technique, and the Choral Classroom
This session focuses on prescriptive, corrective exercises to mitigate even the most persistent pop habits infecting choral sound.
“Solfeggio by ‘Popular’ Demand”
This session introduces innovative ways to use contemporary harmonic language to instill classical skills in students. 

Conducting/Rehearsal Technique For Early Career Colleagues, Dr. Philip Silvey, Eastman School of Music
Reading Sessions, Penelope Cruz, Past-President, NYACDA, White Plains HS

Eastman School of Music Women’s Chorus – Philip Silvey, conductor
Eastman School of Music Chorale – William Weinert, Conductor

Siena College Chamber Singers – Timothy Reno, Conductor
Lancaster HS Concert Choir – Gary M. Lee, Conductor 
Westhampton Beach HS Chamber Singers – Eric Rubinstein, Conductor
Buffalo Choral Arts Society  –  Marcia A. Giambrone, Conductor