Gospel Rising Music Festival

Galway May 12th – 14th 2017

Music, workshops & fun for everyone!

Small Group – Tools for Teaching

Facilitator: Bernie Sherlock

Leading a contemporary gospel choir is in many ways very very different to conducting a classical choral group but at it’s core it is still a non-verbal leadership position.  This small group workshop is aimed towards those interest in the tricks of the trade of teaching and leading choirs.  The workshop will look at an array of topics such as tools for teaching (how to improve focus and retention at a rehearsal); exploring activities designed to improve intonation, timbre, rhythmic accuracy and to expand dynamic range and examine the effect of the conductor’s posture and gesture on vocal production and choral tone.