Music Clinics

Summer Music Clinics 2015

Click on a date below to register for one of our Summer Music Clinics, with clinicians Anton Armstrong and John Ferguson.

July 17-18 Augsburg Fortress Summer Music Clinic, Columbia SC

July 28-29 Augsburg Fortress Summer Music Clinic, Chicago IL

July 31- August 1 Augsburg Fortress Summer Music Clinic, Seattle WA

August 3-4 Augsburg Fortress Summer Music Clinic, Columbus OH

August 6-7 Augsburg Fortress Summer Music Clinic, Philadelphia, PA

August 10-11 Augsburg Fortress Summer Music Clinic, Minneapolis MN

Day One

8:30 – 9:00 registration

9:00 -11:00 Handbells   – list of handbell presenters is below

11:15 – 12:15 Children’s Music – Anton Armstrong

12:15-1:30 Lunch on your own

1:30 – 3:00 Organ Repertoire – John Ferguson

3:00 – 3:15 –Break

3:15 – 4:30  – Workshops

A.  Working with the developmental singer– Anton Armstrong

A.  What’s next? Pressing on towards the Goal – Eric Nelson Workshop (South Carolina only)

B. A Keyboard is a Keyboard is a Keyboard – John Ferguson

4:30 – 5:15 – Prelude to Sundays and Seasons

5:30 – 7:00 – Dinner on your own

6:00 – 7:15 Choir rehearsal for Hymn festival –Participants are invited to sing in the Festival choir conducted by Anton Armstrong. Program will include materials and ideas not covered in other clinic sessions.

7:30 – Hymn Festival – Let the Whole Creation Cry with John Ferguson, Anton Armstrong and the Festival Clinic Choir.

Day Two

8:30 – 9:00 registration

9:00 – 10:00 – Q&A with Anton and John

10:15 – 10:45 – Reprise of Workshops – NEW THIS YEAR – we will reprise Day One Workshops. Attend the one you missed or the same one to hear the highlights once more.

A. Working with the developmental singer – Anton Armstrong

 A.  What’s next? Pressing on towards the goal – Eric Nelson (South Carolina Only)

B. A keyboard is a Keyboard is a Keyboard – John Ferguson

10:45 – 11:00 – Break

11:00 – 12:15 – Choral Session I – Armstrong

12:15 – 1:30 Lunch on your own

1:30 – 3:00 Choral II – Armstrong

Handbell Clinicians:

Columbia SC: Ed Tomkins

Park Ridge IL: Sandra Eithun

Lynnwood WA: Shirley Lindberg

Columbus OH: Martha Avery

Ardmore PA: Michael Joy

Roseville MN: Sandra Eithun

Workshop descriptions:

A Keyboard is a Keyboard is a Keyboard – John Ferguson

Which “keyboard” is appropriate for different styles of music? How do we adapt organ music for the piano or pianistic style for the organ.

Let The Whole Creation Cry Hymn Festival – Anton Armstrong and John Ferguson

We sing of God’s amazing creation all around us and our privilege and responsibility to be stewards of that creation.

What’s next? Pressing on towards the goal – Eric Nelson

We all want our choirs to improve. What can make the biggest difference and give your rehearsals the most bang for your buck.

Working with the developmental singer – Anton Armstrong

Anton Armstrong will explore rehearsal goals, strategies, and repertoire which can nurture healthy and artistic singers of all ages

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