August 11, 2020

3-hour session beginning at 1 p.m. CST

Trevecca's Center for Community Arts Innovation presents the Online, Blended & Virtual Choral Experience, August 11, 2020. Throughout this workshop, we'll explore what it looks like to carry out the instruction, practice and performance of choral arts in an increasingly virtual world.

As the world pivots in the wake of 2020, we'll discuss how choral instruction can adapt, but also thrive. Whether you're planning for totally online instruction or a hybrid of face-to-face and online, we want to equip you to effectively engage with your students.

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Key presenter: Tim Sharp

Tim Sharp (BM, MCM, DMA) is Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the national professional association for choral conductors, educators, scholars, students, and choral music industry representatives in the United States. He represents choral activity in the United States to the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM).

Sharp, himself an active choral conductor, researcher, and writer, has varied his career with executive positions in higher education, recording, and publishing. Prior to his leadership of ACDA, Sharp was Dean of Fine Arts at Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, and earlier, Director of Choral Activities at Belmont University, Nashville, TN.

Tim’s research and writing focuses pedagogically in conducting and score analysis, and various published essays and books betray his eclectic interests in regional music history, acoustics, creativity, innovation, and aesthetics. He has conducted university, community, church, and children’s choirs, and continues to serve as choral conductor and clinician in the United States and internationally. He is in his twelfth year as Artistic Director/Conductor of the Tulsa Chorale, Tulsa, OK.

Dr. Sharp is a Life Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge University, with degrees in music and conducting from The School of Church Music of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Belmont University, and Bluefield College. He resides in Edmond, OK, with his wife Jane and daughter Emma Jane.



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Workshop session

Throughout our session, we'll cover:

  • Building community in a virtual environment
  • Rehearsing choirs in a virtual environment
  • Assessing progress in a virtual environment
  • Building performances in a virtual environment
  • Getting clearances and permissions for performances
  • Selling tickets and fundraising for a choral program in a virtual environment

Composer/conductors Tim Sharp and Timothy Michael Powell will take you from the first rehearsal to the final performance, using virtual techniques and skills you will learn to convert to an intentional and productive virtual choral experience. Using their own new composition Angel Band, Sharp and Powell will demonstrate how to rehearse the piece online, motivate singers and sustain community, create a virtual choral performance, secure copyright and licensing permission, and create a ticketed or public virtual performance.