Workshops

There's a Workshop for everyone!

Spring Into Praise™ 2018 provides inter-church and inter-faith choir fellowship and training in a variety of praise-themed workshops. Attendees will have the opportunity to enhance their choral education through workshops taught by professional, awarding-winning directors. Those wishing to learn from the experts,

while enhancing their personal abilities should strongly

consider taking these courses.

TRACK 1

Saturday | April 28th 

3PM & 3:45PM

Title:

MASTER CLASS: Conducting

 

Presenter:  

Dr. Jason Max Ferdinand

(Winning Conductor at the “2017 Choir of World” Competition)

 

Description:

Come learn firsthand how to decipher conducting for 4/4, 3/4, 6/8 and other rhythmic patterns. Learn about Dr. Ferdinand’s journey to taking the Aeolians to become the Choir of the World. Come experience hhands-on training in this interactive master-class session. After attending this master-class, you will be able to improve your hymn, spiritual, classical and gospel conducting skills. This is a once in a life-time opportunity for enriching your conducting skills. There will be presentation materials and resources provided that will help you continue to grow once you return home.

TRACK 2

Saturday | April 28th 

3PM & 3:45PM

Title:  

MASTER CLASS: Voice

 

Presenter:  

Dr. Julie Moore-Foster

 

Description:

Come learn firsthand how to improve your intonation, breathing, and other vocal pedagogy. Learn the definition of “what singing is, how singing works, and how proper singing technique is accomplished”. You’ll be instructed on how to really control your diaphragm.  Volunteer to sing and receive on the spot vocal coaching. Come experience hands-on training in this interactive master-class session. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for enriching your vocal skills. After attending this master-class, you will be able to improve your choral, praise and worship and solo vocal ability.  There will be presentation materials and resources provided that will help you continue to grow once you return home.

TRACK 3

Saturday | April 28th 

3PM & 3:45PM

Title:  

MASTER CLASS: Keyboards

 

Presenter:  

Dr. Wayne Bucknor 

 

Description:

Come learn firsthand how to improve your scales, fingering, and chording.  Learn how to really hear those gospel chords. What are the 7th, 9th, 13th chords? What are resources that I can use to slow down songs and learn them at my own pace? How do I learn to play equally in every key? Volunteer to play a song and receive on the spot keyboard coaching. Experience hands-on training in this interactive master-class session.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for enriching your keyboard skills. After attending this master-class, you will be able to improve your classical and gospel keyboard ability. There will be presentation materials and resources provided that will help you continue to grow once you return home.

TRACK 4

Saturday | April 28th 

3PM & 3:45PM

Title:  

MASTER CLASS: "Carrying the Ark...Changing the Atmosphere: The Levite Perspective"

 

Presenter:  

Terrell Hunt

 

Description:

Far beyond just leading the gathered church through musical praise and worship sets, we, as the modern-day Levites have the awesome task of transporting and escorting the very presence of God. With that as the foundation and pinnacle of all we do, the Holy Spirit will lead us through this master class entitled “Carrying the Ark…Changing the Atmosphere: The Levite Perspective” and together, we explore biblical principles and practical applications for our ministry and role as lead worshippers. Not only will you receive revelatory insights for continued growth and development in corporate worship leadership, you will also be provided with tips, tools and other resources that will help enhance your weekly corporate worship leading experience. 

TRACK 5

Saturday | April 28th 

3PM & 3:45PM

Title:   

Choir Management & Organization – “Long Live the Director”

 

Presenter:  

Mr. Cleveland "Murphy" Wilson

 

Description:

Do you want to take your choir to the next level? Would you like to learn from someone that has led a singing aggregation in excellence for 50+ years?  If yes, then this is your workshop. This no-holds-barred conversation with Murphy, facilitated by Danita Jones, will guide you into the practice of how to sustain your own spiritual and mental health, while maintaining a healthy choir and ministry. This interactive session will revitalize choir directors and/or choir members, and activate them back into continuing their ministry with any choir. There will be presentation materials and resources provided that will help you continue to grow once you return home.

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