Johann Sebastian Bach left a rich legacy of examples of how to live one’s faith as an organist and a composer. This workshop will explore Bach’s life and music in the context of his time, his theology, and his career as a church musician. We’ll discuss how to best live our own faith through our music-making.
The clinician will outline successful choral lesson plans that engage young singers. Many conductors want help with how to teach a piece and how to plan a rehearsal. This session will give many ideas for the creative use of solfege, teaching strategies, pacing, kinesthetic involvement, and musicianship training based on repertoire.
Kids need to move! Connecting body and mind helps students learn more deeply and meaningfully. Explore movement and games with your youngest singers. (Target Pre-K – younger elementary).
This session will focus on making your rehearsal productive and engaging.
Explaining what you want your band to play can be difficult! In the Band Language session, we will talk about the weekly elements needed for your band to be well-prepared and to lead worship with excellence. We’ll discuss effective communication tips as well as the art of speaking the language of your band.
The clinician will ask participants to join in and experience creative play and team building. Some games work best before rehearsal actually begins. Other games are creative ways to involve students in the warm-up or rehearsal. Finally, there are games that serve to build musicianship skills.
Explore ways to bring student creativity into the rehearsal space using hand drums, boomwhackers and more! (Target older elementary)