WORKSHOP TOPICS FOR 2016
Alice Parker travels around the United States and Canada offering workshops to church, school, college, and community groups and choruses. The topics range broadly and are adapted to the particular group. Possible workshop topics are listed below. If your group wishes to host an Alice Parker workshop, please contact her directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and open dates.
If you are interested in attending a workshop, please refer to Alice Parker's schedule of appearances and contact the host organization for further details.
POSSIBLE WORKSHOP TOPICS
The Composer’s View
Looking at compositions and arrangements from the writer’s viewpoint
Score study, analysis and performance practice
How to bring the tune and the choir together
Melodic analysis: elements, structure, affect
Finding the Song in the Poem
Reading a poem for the musical elements
Exploring the Hymnal
Using history and geography as tools for determining style
Studying and teaching by rote
Involving the congregation
Exploring sacred and/or secular tunes
What makes the song memorable?
How can we enhance it?
Learning choral music from sound and symbol
Setting objectives, and how to reach them
Singing selected compositions and arrangements
with commentary and performance suggestions
A hands-on workshop at the organ
Discovering how articulation influences singing