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 2018 features conductorsMark Sirett and Elroy Friesen. 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 . . .
Professional Development for Teachers and Conductors
August 13 to 17, 2018
Join guest conductors Dr. Mark Sirett (Kingston, Ontario) and Dr. Elroy Friesen (Toronto) 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 Monica Dear and participation (if desired) in an evening adult choir experience with Dr. Mark Sirett. 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:
Daisy Kaiser The Alexander Technique Dr. Elroy Friesen Getting the Music into the Body David Mitchell Arranging Musical Scores Betty Radford Handbells in the Music Classroom Caleb Nelson A Cappella Pop Music Dr. Merrill Tanner Vocal Health Monica Dear Ukulele Is Back a Vengeance! Dr. Mark Sirett Composing for Young Voices Sherryl Sewepagaham Aboriginal Music Jorgianne Talbot Trends in Alberta Music Education
August 13 to 17, 2018
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 choral icon Dr. Mark Sirett, award-winning conductor and composer, and Founding Director of the Cantabile Choirs of Kingston, Ontario!
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.