Request a Lecture for Your Class or Ensemble
Westminster Choir College's faculty experts offer virtual guest lectures to school, church and community organizations. Guest lectures are arranged free of charge. Topics are generally geared for high school age students, but may be customized to meet the needs of elementary, middle school or adult learners. Contact the presenters listed below for additional information and to invite them to speak with your class or group.
We also invite you to download your complimentary copy of the Planning Instruction in Music ONLINE supplement (PDF) by authors Frank Abrahams and Ryan John.
|Scratch Music: STEM, Coding, and Creativity||MS/HS General or Technology||Janet Cape|
|Using Soundtrap to Create Virtual Compositions||MS/HS General or Technology||Janet Cape|
|Sing and Play and Dance around the World||K-2 General||Sangmi Kang|
|Riding a Musical Time Machine: Connecting Music to Culture||3-5 General or Vocal||Sangmi Kang|
|Body Mapping: Body Alignment for Singing and Computing||HS Vocal||Jason Vodicka|
|Improvisation Activities for Online Choirs||HS Vocal||Jason Vodicka|
|Preparing for College Auditions and Careers in Music||HS Piano||Ingrid Clarfield|
|Ringing Musically: A Survey of Handbell Techniques||HS Handbell||Kathleen Ebling Shaw|
|The Singing Actor: Bringing Music to Life||HS Vocal||Charles Walker|
|What is this Head Voice Thing? Registration for Classical, Music Theater, and Pop Singers||HS Vocal||Sean McCarther|
|Breathing for Singing: The Anatomy of Respiration and Practical Tools for Support||HS Vocal||Sean McCarther|
|Portraying Extreme Emotion on Stage||HS Theater||Sean McCarther|
|Voice Science: See What's Inside (using VoceVista Video and Video Gaming)||HS Vocal or Technology||Kathy Price|
|Beyond the Spiritual: Non-Idiomatic Music of Black Composers||HS Vocal or Instrumental||Vinroy Brown|
|Women Composers of Color||MS/HS General or Vocal||Vinroy Brown|
|Combating Anti-Racism in the Choral Classroom||HS Vocal||Vinroy Brown|
|Orchestration Techniques||HS Theory||Jay Kawarsky|
|Why Does Sondheim Sound Like Sondheim?||HS Theory||Jay Kawarsky|
|Videography, Music, and Artistry in the 21st Century||HS Vocal or Instrumental||Steve Pilkington|
|Audition Prep for the Aspiring Music Major (Vocal)||HS Vocal||Jay Carter|
|Masterclass: Preparing Solo Voice Repertoire||HS Vocal||Jay Carter|
|Essential Vocal Technique for the Young Singer||HS Vocal||Jay Carter|
|Women in American Music History||HS General, Vocal, or Instrumental||Sharon Mirchandani|
|The American Civil War, Historical Imagination, and Hidgon and Scheer's Cold Mountain||HS General, Vocal, Theater||Sharon Mirchandani|
|From West to East in American Composer Marga Richter's Landscapes of the Mind I||HS General, Vocal, or Instrumental||Sharon Mirchandani|
|What Makes Opera Grand: Elevating Scene through Sound||HS General, Vocal, or Theater||Margaret Cusack|
Frequently Asked Questions
Contact any of our faculty in the presenters list to start the conversation. Let them know a little bit about your organization, the class or group size, preferred dates/times, and which topic(s) you are most interested in. The presenters will follow-up with you to schedule a lecture based on their availability.
Yes, Westminster Choir College's virtual guest lectures are offered at no cost to your school or organization. Sessions are scheduled at the discretion of the faculty presenter. Availability of a topic or presenter is not guaranteed.
Lectures are offered in a live, virtual format to create an interactive class visit experience. Logistics of each session are to be arranged between the host and the presenter.