Well, that’s a wrap for Podium 2014! As ACCC revealed their new brand – Choral Canada – we were right there to witness this exciting change and offer two professional development opportunities to our members. Jennifer Gillis, our Podium Representative, spearheaded all of our efforts, guiding the Student Chapter conducting master classes and Poster Session to great success!
The two Student Chapter conducting master classes were a great success. Congratulations to all of the participants on a job extremely well done. A special thank you must be made to Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt for leading our six conductors through some of the conducting challenges in the selected repertoire and for offering valuable insight on gesture and its relation to sound. Thank you to the National Youth Choir for being such a receptive “instrument” to work with!
We want to congratulate Liska Jetchick on receiving a scholarship from Choral Canada for her outstanding work in the early-career master class. It was fantastic to see you work!
Things really took off at the brand new Student Chapter Poster Session! As it was our first time presenting this type of event at Podium, we were really grateful to our four wonderful presenters! Below are photos of three of them:
Thank you to all of the delegates and university professors that attended this session! We hope that you enjoyed connecting with fellow students and seeing the type of research that is being conducted across our country!
Joel Tranquila, Choral Canada’s Vice President (Advocacy) also made an appearance! Our keenest new members (also singers in the National Youth Choir) had a chance to meet Joel and talk to him about getting involved in Choral Canada’s mandate to foster and promote choral music in their communities!
Thank you to everyone who supported our events at this past Podium conference! Stay tuned for our new logo, new submissions from members, and information about Podium 2016!