DR. DONNA PLASKET AND PHILLIP BERGMANN
March 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8
Mondays from 5:30-7 p.m.
This workshop will be an opportunity for choral singers to sing representative repertoire from five major musical periods – Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern. Through five weekly rehearsals, the focus will be on learning the pieces and studying their di erent characteristics and also on building skills in choral singing. The same repertoire will be studied throughout the workshop with the plan that singers will sign up for all five sessions.
There are no auditions; however, at the point of registration participants are asked for information about singing experience and also voice parts to help the instructors prepare. Further, participants may meet with instructors between rehearsals for any additional help and also for the instructors to get to know individual voices better. The aim is to create a welcoming choral community and an encouraging musical learning environment.
Donna Plasket is a choral conductor and educator who has held various positions in teaching, choral conducting, research and administration at the University of Virginia, Harvard University, New England Conservatory and Westminster Choir College.
Phillip Bergmann earned a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance/opera from Carnegie Mellon University, and completed graduate coursework in arts administration and choral conducting.