What have you done for your choir director lately?
Yes you are a good singer, Yes, you attend rehearsals regularly and practice at home,
Yes, you are a sought after commodity … after all, isn’t every choir scrambling for tenors and baritones and basses. BUT what if you could do it better. Nope, not talking about voice lessons. We’re talking about being a better choralist. We’re talking about being all the things your conductor would wish you to be when you are in rehearsal.
Are you ready to up your game? Willi Zwozdesky is offering a three hour practical workshop for men who are looking for skills and techniques to be better contributors to their section.
Saturday, November 18th — 10 am to 1 pm
St. Aidan’s United Church — 3703 St. Aidan’s Street Victoria BC
Don’t delay – space is limited, Register below to confirm your spot.
Workshop fee: $30 per singer (payable at the door)
Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org 250-882-5668
Willi Zwozdesky is widely-known as a choral conductor and for his work as an arranger, which join together to form a large part of an active musical career that also includes music publishing and arts management. A native of Alberta, Zwozdesky later moved to Seattle, where he completed a Master of Music in choral conducting and a Master of Arts in music theory at the University of Washington in 1981. Following his move to Vancouver in that year, he established himself as a leader in the city’s cultural community, working in choral music, education, musical theatre, and most notably, as the conductor of the Vancouver Men’s Chorus, a position he still holds today.
Note from Willi Zwozdesky (MA/MMus), clinician: This is a skills-building demonstration workshop for experienced male choral singers committed to refining their craft. Participants will sing together and individually, exploring the unique attributes of the male voice including voice type, register, timbre, and falsetto. Workshop topics include choral musicianship basics, in-the-pocket tuning, score reading tips and traps, and effective singing in a section. Specifics of the TTBB idiom will be highlighted, together with the TB role in the SATB idiom. A take-home sampler of musical excerpts will be provided to all participants.