2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference 2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

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Beyond Tone
Clelyn Chapin
Clelyn Chapin
Regis University, Director of Choral Activities

In this interactive workshop, we will explore possibilities for expressive vocal technique strategies you can use in the choral rehearsal. You will learn how to connect vocal technique to the meaning of your repertoire while enhancing camaraderie and vocal independence in the classroom. You will walk away feeling empowered for your own practice and to support your ensembles. (and it will be fun!)

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Friday, January 28, 2022

- MST
Empowering Treble and Women’s Ensembles and Taking Our Programs Forward
Clelyn Chapin
Clelyn Chapin
Regis University, Director of Choral Activities

In this session, I will discuss ways in which conductors can use treble and women's choirs not only as a place for making music, but also as a place in which singers can be validated and empowered. We will discuss program structure, repertoire selection, developing leadership skills, and other strategies for building up and embracing singers in women’s and treble ensembles. Treble and women's choirs have historically been viewed as the least prestigious ensembles in a given choir program. A number of scholars have highlighted that singers in treble and women's choirs have often felt inferior and undervalued in choral programs, which can have lifelong impacts on singers’ views of their musical and personal self-worth. It is our mission to combat these negative stereotypes through the work that can be done in women’s and treble choirs.

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