Singspiration is an award-winning summer youth choir program established in 2000 by Concordia University of Edmonton's School of Music. The event attracts outstanding choral clinicians, and is one of Alberta’s top summer music experiences for young people.
Youth from grades 4 to 12 are invited to a week-long music camp where they have the chance to sing with a superb conductor, meet friends from across Alberta and Canada, and participate in all kinds of fun activities.
Singspiration 2019 features conductorsDr. Melissa Morgan (one of CBC SK's 2017 "40 under 40") and Edmonton Young Voices' Meghan Rayment.
Register by May 31 for best pricing. More information and registration available here. From 2015 conductor Linda Beaupre:
The variety and quality of the offerings to all the campers and teachers was far beyond anything that I had experienced at previous summer music camps--excellent conductors, with high quality choral repertoire, and the children and youth were offered the chance to do handbells and Japanese Taiko drumming as well as choir, and to watch outstanding daily lunchtime recitals and more . . .
INSPIRATION FOR TEACHERS Professional Development for Music Educators and Conductors August 12 to 16, 2019
Join guest conductors Dr. Melissa Morgan (Regina), Meghan Rayment (Edmonton), and other master teachers and conductors for Inspiration for Teachers, a component of Singspiration at Concordia University of Edmonton.
Attend sessions with our presenters, observe rehearsals, receive music and repertoire suggestions, exchange ideas with other teachers and conductors, and attend the concluding concert. The week includes a teacher workshop day with Adam Robertson and participation (if desired) in an evening adult choir experience with Jordan Van Biert. Private voice lesson with Jolaine Kerley, soprano and voice faculty at Concordia, available to Inspiration for Teachers participants during the week at $25 per half-hour (space limited). An excellent P.D. opportunity (credit available) where you choose what works best for you! Sessions through the week include:
Allan Gilliland Composition Workshop I & II Melissa Morgan Assessment in the Choral Classroom Amy Voyer Singing Games, Activities, & Projects--Oh My! (Classroom Engagement) Jolaine Kerley Vocal Diction in the Classroom David Wilson The Wilson Method (Vocal Health Technique) Brendan Lord Repertoire Resources/Fifth Agreement for Conductors Adam Robertson Choral Vocal Pedagogy Aaron Ball Breakout Edu: Gamification of Music Meghan Rayment Tried and True: Unison Songs for the Primary Choir (Reading Session) Lisa Leflar Musical Theatre: All the World's a Stage . . . At Any Age!
ADULT SUMMER CHOIR August 12 to 16, 2019
Adult Summer Choir, a component of Singspiration at Concordia University of Edmonton, is a non-auditioned choral opportunity for adults who love to sing, and a great warm-up before the start of the choral season. We're excited to announce that this year's conductor is Jordan Van Biert, Founding Director of Chronos Vocal Ensemble, conductor of Vocal Alchemy and Ante Meridiem, and this year of the Concordia Concert Choir! Adult Summer Choir rehearses during Singspiration week on Monday through Thursday evenings from 7 to 9:30 PM and presents a concert in the Tegler Centre on Friday night at 7:30.