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Thursday, February 9 • 14:30 - 15:30
The Importance of 'Community' in your Music Making

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Public speaking is often rated higher than death in lists of greatest fears. How much more terrifying is it to stand in front of your peers and PERFORM MUSIC?! Yet many students willingly put themselves in this position in our classes and ensembles, year after year. Why? Trust. This concert-based session will explore the relationship between trust and performance, and how critical a strong sense of community is to your music classroom or performing ensemble. To create a culture of safety and caring has been one of our highest goals. And the musical success we have enjoyed seems almost like a happy by-product. Based on years of experience, as well as learnings from James Jordan’s “The Musician’s Soul” we will define and discuss trust in the musical relationship, demonstrate some exercises and their impact on choral sound with our live ensemble, and provide practical strategies for you to take home to nurture your musical community. We believe unequivocally that an ensemble who trusts each other, and trusts their director, will be a most successful ensemble. Led by team-teachers and choral co-directors Daryl Weisenburger and Mona Holton, participants will leave empowered to foster greater trust within their own musical groups, and find even more success in their performance.

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Mona Holton

Daryl Weisenburger and Mona Holton are team teachers, and co-directors of the choirs of Memorial Composite High School, a public school of around 1100 students, in Stony Plain, Alberta. Daryl and Mona are both passionate choral singers themselves, as well as accomplished and experienced musical educators. Memorial has four choirs, a mixed voice chorus and a mixed voice ensemble, as well as a women’s choir, and a men’s ensemble. Memorial’s... Read More →
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Daryl Weisenburger

Daryl Weisenburger and Mona Holton are team teachers, and co-directors of the choirs of Memorial Composite High School, a public school of around 1100 students, in Stony Plain, Alberta. Daryl and Mona are both passionate choral singers themselves, as well as accomplished and experienced musical educators. Memorial has four choirs, a mixed voice chorus and a mixed voice ensemble, as well as a women’s choir, and a men’s ensemble. Memorial’s... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 14:30 - 15:30
Westin: Strathcona Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English