On Saturday, March 9, 2019, Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwell, appointed as the College’s Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar, will offer a workshop on "Building a Vocal Community: The Power of Song in Community."

This is a free public event, but registration is required.

A seminar and singers' workshop for choirs, conductors, and fans of choral music led by celebrated Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds. Hear Ēriks speak about his life and process as a composer, then actively participate with the host choirs as Ēriks leads attendees through singing 1-2 of his works. Fee includes scores*.

This workshop is presented in partnership with conductor Mark Vuorinen, Conrad Grebel University Choirs, and the Grand Philharmonic Choir. 

How can we use lectionary scriptures as a basis for choosing worship music, expand our conducting toolbox and lead music that both worships God and speaks into the world? In this half-day workshop we will sing together, learn together, and explore God’s gift of music.

Register for the workshop.

Students frequently underestimate the importance of preparation for the post undergrad market.  Yamaha artist/educator Michael Wood explores the opportunities for career advancement in the arts.  The metrics of this master class encompasses: the art of selling, the marketing game, networking, business politics/ethics as well as the importance of effective writing and time management.

The Community Gamelan is a collaborative learning and music-making experience on an ensemble of bronze instruments from the island of Bali. Open to any interested community members, players participate in a satisfying group music-making experience and learn about another culture and its music at the same time.  These are a repeat of the Oct 15 workshops.
Register for workshops or join the Gamelan.