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2016 Kemp Church Music Symposium: A Lifetime of Singing

2016 Kemp Church Music Symposium: A Lifetime of Singing

October 8, 2016, 9am - 4pm

Cost of $75, including lunch



9:00 - 9:15  Opening
Welcome and Introductions

9:15 - 10:30  Session One
Rejuvenating Senior Voices, Michael Kemp  

It is an accepted fact, Church choirs are getting older. Lots of seniors are singing now, which is wonderful, but also a growing concern. Our choirs are beginning to sound older, but by sharing with seniors in accessible language the secrets of singing well, a 70 year old can sound decades younger. Almost all the vocal concerns of seniors can be solved.

Resource:  Rejuvenating Senior Voices: Enhancing the Sound and Confidence of Mature Choirs – Michael Kemp (G.I.A./G-9025)

10:30-10:45 BREAK

10:45 - 12:00   Session Two
Working with Aging Singers: How to Preserve, Protect, and Improve Mature Singing Voices, Kathy Price

This session focuses on what is happening physically to our voices as we age, and how we can work with our singers to help them understand the changes, help them to maintain excellent voice quality, and even - for some - improve!  Along with science-based information, there are concrete vocal exercises to help with specific problems of mature singers. A question and answer period follows in this interactive talk, and all questions on this topic are welcome.

12:00 - 1:10  Lunch and Learn
Best Practices Table Discussions

1:15 - 2:00  Session Three
Reading Session, Tom Shelton

2:00 - 3:15  Session Four
Surefire Recruiting for Church Choirs, Michael Kemp

It is time we directors wake up and become proactive in building up our choirs. Church choirs today need new members. This session will offer step by step procedures for surefire recruiting.  Create the choir of your dreams!

Resource:  The Choral Challenge: Practical Paths to Solving Problems – Michael Kemp (G.I.A./G-6776)

3:15 - 4:00 Hymn Sing  



Please contact the Westminster Office of Continuing Education at 609-924-7416 or email [email protected].

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