International Choral Academy

All courses are approved for re-licensure and lane-change credit for teachers. All participants will be awarded a certificate of completion. Sessions held at the SLCA Building, 700 North 200 West.

 

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Fall 2014

Classes: October 6 - November 28 (optional make-up sessions the week of Dec. 1)

Monday:

Expressive Conducting
Dr. Jane Fjeldsted, Instructor
Mondays, 4:30-6:00 pm

Course begins October 6, 2014

Duration: 8 sessions

Be more than a basic “beat pattern” conductor! Conducting mastery is expressive, precise, and engaging. Learn how to rehearse your choir to encourage their best singing, prepare your scores for the highest musicality, and let gestures say what you mean.

Course Fee: $200

($175 for SLCA Members)

Teaching Musicianship in Children's Choir
Nancy Hopkin, Certified Kodaly Instructor
Mondays, 5:45-6:35 pm

Course begins October 6, 2014

Duration: 8 sessions

The course will focus on how to more effectively teach children: 
  *to hear what they see
  *to read melody
  *to make sense out of rhythm
  *choral principles, while remaining engaged

Course Fee: $100

($75 for SLCA Members)

Tuesday:

Group Voice and Musicianship II
Dr. Jane Fjeldsted, Instructor
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:50 pm

Course begins October 7, 2014

Duration: 8 sessions

Learn to sing, sight-read, and understand your score all in one class! Through group and individual singing, instruction in notation, basic theory, and aural skills you will become a better musician and singer. The group setting allows you to learn both personally, and from others as they apply instruction. It's a powerful impact!

This course is a continuation of the Musicianship I/Group Voice course offered spring 2014.

Course Fee: $150

Wednesday:

Musicianship and Ear Training
Nancy Hopkin, Certified Kodaly Instructor
Wednesdays, 6:00-6:50 pm

Course begins October 8, 2014

Duration: 8 sessions

In this course you will learn how to:
  *make sense out of rhythm
  *read and hear pitches from note to note in any staff
  *feel at home with a new piece of music
  *understand key signatures and accidentals

Course Fee: $100

($75 for SLCA Members)

Thursday:

AP Music Theory
Newell Bullen
Thursdays, 4:00-5:20 pm

Course begins October 9, 2014

Duration: 8 sessions

Course 1 of 3. Great course for anyone who wishes to become a better musician or get easy and inexpensive college credit by taking the AP Music Theory Test. Study the five core musical skills: music terminology, notational skills, basic composition, score analysis (visual and auditory), and aural skills (melodic and rhythmic sight reading, ear-training, aural recognition and memory.) This class follows the official AP Music Theory curriculum and instruction will take place over 3 courses.

Course Fee: $100

($75 for SLCA Members)

Choir Audition Prep
Newell Bullen and Dr. Jane Fjeldsted, Instructors
Thursdays, 5:30-6:50 pm

Course begins October 9, 2014

Duration: 8 sessions

Improve your musicianship by focusing on the skills and knowledge required for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir audition. Learn music theory, aural skills, sight reading, group voice, and tips and techniques for making recordings.

This course is not sponsored, endorsed, or approved by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir® and is not a requirement for making an audition bid.

This course will, however, help you become a better musician and help you prepare to audition for any choral ensemble.


Course Fee: $150

 

 

Church Music Worskhop - "Yes, Conducting Takes Practice!" 

Saturday, Oct. 11  9-11 am
After our successful Church Music Workshop in May many asked specifically for time to practice the techniques discussed. Now is your chance! We will review challenging conducting skills and divide into groups to work. Bring your examples from your choir to receive specific help. All are welcome!

Also available through SLCA:

Private instruction in Song Writing, Composition, Voice, Conducting (techniques and score preparation) contact Dr. Jane Fjeldsted at jane.fjeldsted@SaltLakeChoralArtists.org