The Maryland/DC Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association is pleased to present a workshop “Comprehensive Choral Musicianship” with acclaimed composer David Conte on Sat. Sept. 12 from 2:30PM-4PM Eastern Time. The workshop will be offered virtually, using Zoom, free of charge. With the current requirement for mostly Zoom rehearsals, which doesn’t allow for ensemble singing in the true sense, we have the opportunity now to work on areas of Choral Musicianship that can strengthen the artistry of both conductors and singers, so that when we come back together to sing in person, we are stronger all-around musicians. This can only benefit the Choral Art. In anticipation of Dr. Conte’s workshop, Joshua Fishbein (MD/DC ACDA Music in Worship R&R Co-chair, and a former student of David Conte) conducted the following short interview with the composer. Click here to read the interview

How to Register:

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Sep 12, 2020 02:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMudeiurT0vH9dcwgmnwQyzZZ3ISIREuCGG
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

David Conte is asking that you please fill out this short survey: https://forms.gle/orfDpN3pfmPFjHrS9 by 5PM on Sept. 11, so that David can review the responses in advance of his workshop.


David Conte is Professor of Composition and Chair and the former conductor of the Conservatory Chorus at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he has taught since 1985. He earned his DMA in Composition from Cornell University, where he also served as Acting Director of Choral Activities.  He was one of the last students of the great pedagogue Nadia Boulanger.  He has published over 150 compositions with E. C. Schirmer Music Company.  In 2007 he received the ACDA Raymond Brock Commission. He has given lectures on Choral Musicianship at national conventions of the ACDA, AGO, Chorus America, and at many schools, universities, and churches.  He teaches in the summers at the Choral Chameleon Institute in New York, and the European American Musical Alliance in Paris. 

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