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Inspirare 2017 - Choral Conducting Workshop - 2017-Aug-13

Basic event info
Event date: 
Aug 13 2017 - 3:00pm to Aug 16 2017 - 4:30pm
St. Paul's Anglican Church
1130 Jervis St.
V6E 2C7 Vancouver , BC
Public event fields

INSPIRARE is a four-day intensive and fun choral conducting workshop for K-12 music educators, collegiate choral directors, and graduate/undergraduate music students.

Highlights include:

  • positive learning environment
  • constructive teaching style
  • daily conducting master classes & podium time
  • vocal training & pedagogy
  • evening conducting class with Vancouver’s award-winning Phoenix Chamber Choir
  • large repertoire packet for SATB, SSAA, and SAB voicings
  • interest sessions for all levels of conductors, including early-career teachers and experienced professionals

Registration deadline: Friday, June 9.

We are sorry to announce that we have reached our capacity for Conductor positions in the INSPIRARE 2017 Choral Conducting Workshop. Demand was great, and those positions filled in just two days. We would like to encourage you to enroll as an Auditor HERE; note that Auditors still participate in all sessions at the workshop and receive the same instruction, and may be given the opportunity to conduct at the end of the workshop, time permitting.

If you wish to be placed on a Waitlist for a conductor position, please enroll as an Auditor, and email [email protected] to express your desire for a waitlist placement.


Conductors: $450 (closed)

Auditors: $350

Participants are encouraged to apply for professional development funds from their school districts.


For more information or questions, including information regarding hotel accommodations, or to register with payment by cheque, please contact Natassja By at [email protected]


Meet the INSPIRARE 2017 team:

Dr. Graeme Langager, lead instructor, conducting & choral pedagogy

Artistic Director, Phoenix Chamber Choir and Director of Choral Activities, UBC School of Music

Allison Girvan, our guest presenter, conductor of Corazon vocal ensemble in Nelson, will give sessions on contemporary music that fuses traditional choral music with folk and world music, and on adding movement to your choral performances to enhance the communication, story-telling, and audience experience

Frances Roberts, K-12 classroom strategies, management, and pedagogy

Janet Warren and Natassja By, administration and operations

Geordie Roberts, accompanist and vocal pedagogy

Phoenix Chamber Choir, event sponsor