Choral Professional Development
1 July 2023 | 9:00AM | The Friends' School
A day of learning for choir leaders
This is a professional development opportunity for all choir leaders to work with internationally recognised choral conductor and music educator, Heather Buchanan.
Her 36-year career encompasses experience with her own high school, university, and community choirs as well as regular professional-level collaborations with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. She has prepared choirs for conductors Neeme Järvi, Jacques LaCombe, Xian Zhang, Patrick Duprè Quigley, Rodrick Cox, and John Maucceri for masterwork performances including Verdi Messa da Requiem, Mozart Requiem, Orff Carmina Burana, Handel Messiah, Fauré Requiem, Beethoven Symphony No. 9/Choral, Mahler Symphony No. 3, Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, and Howard Shore’s Academy Award winning The Lord of the Rings Symphony. She has also collaborated with internationally renowned artists Meredith Monk, Richard Alston Dance Company (UK), and members of the Vienna Philharmonic Strings.
A Licensed Body Mapping Educator since 2002, Dr. Buchanan specializes in the teaching of this neuro-anatomical approach for enhancing music performance. A vibrant teacher, dynamic performer, and passionate musicians’ health advocate, Dr. Buchanan is in demand as a guest conductor, somatic educator, and choral clinician in the US and abroad. Her collaborative partner is pianist Steven W. Ryan, with whom she has enjoyed a 17-year professional relationship at MSU.
Heather’s attendance at Festival of Voices is kindly supported by the Australian National Choral Association.
Image credit: Tom Russo
General Admission – $49
Concession Tickets – $42
Full time secondary and tertiary students, Pension concession card holders, Senior card holders, Companion card holders, Veteran Affairs, TPI and health care card holders, children under 12
Individual ANCA Members – $42
Individual ANCA members. This rate does not apply if your choir has an ANCA membership but you don’t have an individual ANCA membership.
*A Booking Fee of $3.00 applies, plus a 2.2% Basket Fee which will be calculated at check-out.
VENUE: The Friends’ School
Guide Dog / Registered Assistance Animals welcome
- Wheelchair accessible bathrooms are located on the lower floor of the venue.
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