Is This Song Okay to Perform? Navigating Choral World Music

Saturday, January 30, 2021
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Thinking about performing world music with your choir can be difficult to navigate. This workshop will explore some of the elements to look for in selecting repertoire, focusing specifically on text, transmission practices, context, arrangement/composition, programming and audience. We will look at a broad range of repertoire in order to consider ethical issues in selecting multicultural choral music. Participants will leave the workshop with tools to evaluate choral repertoire.

This session will not be available for playback to watch at a later time.
Juliet Hess
Learning Objective 1
Participants will evaluate diverse choral repertoire for use in the choral classroom.
Learning Objective 2
Participants will examine different choral pieces collectively to think about what constitutes ethical multicultural choral music.
Learning Objective 3
Participants will discuss and evaluate ways to diversify their choral programs beyond Western canonical repertoire.
Target Audiences
Choral, Elementary, General Education
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