Monday, March 5
9:10 – 11:10
Programming: Repertoire, Ensemble, and Aesthetic Considerations
11:30 – 12:30
Rehearsal: Women of Westminster Symphonic Choir
Tuesday, March 6
1:15 – 3:15
Graduate Conducting Masterclass
4:30 – 6:00
Rehearsal: Westminster Kantorei
Wednesday, March 7
9:10 – 10:10
Lecture: Conducting: The How and Why to Teach Conducting
Dr. Charlene Archibeque is acting director of choral activities at San Jose State University (SJSU). One of America’s foremost choral conductors and teachers, Dr. Archibeque helped put SJSU on the world map by winning seven international choral competitions with the SJSU Choraliers (now called the Chamber Singers). Her choirs have performed in Australia, Mexico and throughout Europe, and she has conducted in many major concert halls including Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Royal Albert Hall in London, the Berlin Philharmonic among many others. Dr. Archibeque has presented choir clinics and conductors’ workshops throughout the US, as well as Australia, England, Canada, and most of Europe. She has conducted hundreds of honor choirs in 43 states and six provinces of Canada. Active in the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), she has presented major interest sessions, served on many panels, and her choirs have performed at 25 state, divisional and national conventions.
Known for her knowledge of the choral repertoire and performance practice of all styles, Dr. Archibeque has conducted and prepared over 150 major choral works with orchestras and chooses music from all historical periods. She currently serves on the Board of the American Beethoven Society and is editor of the Charlene Archibeque Choral Series with Santa Barbara Music Publishers.
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