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Choral Kaleidoscope

featuring Dr. Caron Daley and the Duquesne University Pappert Chorale
with special guest conductor Dr. Christopher Kiver, director of choral activities at Pennsylvania State University

Saturday, January 20, 2018
9:00am-5:00pm | Mary Pappert School of Music

Guest Clinician: Dr. Christopher Kiver, Director of Choral Activities, Pennsylvania State University, State College
Host: Dr. Caron Daley, Director of Choral Activities, Duquesne University
Featured Choir: Duquesne University Pappert Chorale

Workshop Description:

This 1-day event is designed to celebrate the multi-faceted work of choral practitioners. Join guest clinician Dr. Christopher Kiver and host Dr. Caron Daley for inspiring sessions on repertoire, rehearsal technique, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, and a conducting masterclass with the Duquesne University Pappert Chorale.


8:30-9:00am - Sign in (Room 206)

- Morning Sing (Kiver)
10:00-10:45am - Dalcroze Eurhythmics (Daley)
11:00am-12:00pm - Rehearsal Techniques (Kiver)
12:00-1:00pm Lunch - *(included in registration fee)
1:00-1:30pm - Recruiting and Retaining - Building Strong Choral Communities (Daley)
1:45-3:15pm - Conducting Masterclass (Kiver)
3:30-5:00pm - Choral Singing, the Phenomenon (Kiver and Daley). This portion of the event is open to the public as part of City Music Center's Adult Learning & Lecture (A.L.L.) Series.

Registration Fee
$50 online (includes lunch - deadline: January 12, 2018)


*On-site registration is $60. Registration will be held in room 206, Mary Pappert School of Music, from 8-8:30am January 20th, 2018. 

Schedule Detail:

9:00-9:45am Morning Sing (Kiver)
Sing a range of new music and old favorites for middle school, high school, and church choirs.

10:00-10:45am Dalcroze Eurhythmics (Daley)
This hands-on session will explore Dalcroze Eurhythmics fundamentals and applications to the choral rehearsal. Come prepared to move and have a little fun!

11:00am-12:00pm Rehearsal Techniques (Kiver) 
Discover new ways to use non-verbal teaching and movement activities in the choral rehearsal.

12:00-1:00pm Lunch

1:00-1:30pm Recruiting and Retaining - Building Strong Choral Communities (Daley) 
In this session, participants will examine innovative strategies to promote choral growth.

1:45-3:15pm Conducting Masterclass (Kiver)
Up to 4 "Choral Kaleidoscope" participants will have the opportunity to conduct the Duquesne University Pappert Chorale (65-voice SATB ensemble) in two SATB selections, Dan Forrest's "The Work of Christmas" and C.A. Pinto Fonseca's "Muié Rêndera". Participants who would like to conduct should be in touch with Dr. Caron Daley at daleyc1@duq.edu

3:30-5:00pm A.L.L. Series - Choral Singing, the Phenomenon (Kiver and Daley) 
In this Adult Learning Lecture (A.L.L.) Series, Dr. Caron Daley and Dr. Christopher Kiver will explore how the phenomenon of choral singing is shaping and building communities. Featuring a cameo performance by the Duquesne University Pappert Chorale. Get Tickets.

Dr. Christopher Kiver

Christopher Kiver is associate professor and director of choral activities at Pennsylvania State University where he directs the Concert Choir and Men's Glee Club, oversees the graduate choral conducting program and teaches classes in choral conducting and choral literature. He is founder and director of The Orpheus Singers, guest conductor for The Pennsylvania Center Orchestra and Director of Music at the University Baptist and Brethren Church in State College. Kiver is a graduate of the University of London, Florida State University and the University of Michigan where he received the D.M.A. in choral conducting.

Choirs under Kiver's direction have performed at state and regional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and National Association for Music Education. In March 2017, Kiver led a performance of Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields with the Penn State University Concert Choir and Bang on a Can All-Stars. He has taught at the Westminster Choir College Summer and Saturday Seminar programs, and appeared as guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator in the United States, Australia, China and New Zealand.

Kiver is national chair for the Repertoire and Standards Committee on Male Choirs for the American Choral Directors Association, and is a past-president of the Pennsylvania chapter of ACDA.

A native of England, he has received numerous prizes and scholarships including a Fulbright Award, and the 2002 Sydney World Choral Symposium Foundation Scholarship. In February 2006, he was a double Grammy Award winner ("Best Choral Performance" and "Best Classical Album") as a chorus master for the critically acclaimed Naxos recording of William Bolcom's monumental Songs of Innocence and of Experience. Kiver was the recipient of Penn State University's President's Award for Engagement with Students in 2017.

Dr. Caron Daley

Caron Daley is Director of Choral Activities, Assistant Professor of Music, and Ensembles Coordinator at the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University where she conducts the Voices of Spirit, Women's Pappert Chorale, and University Singers, and teaches undergraduate and graduate choral conducting. A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Caron has held past conducting appointments with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, University of Toronto, Trinity Western University, Dalhousie University, National Youth Choir of Canada, Salem Academy and College, and St. Michael's Choir School. She holds a D.M.A. (Choral Conducting) from the University of Toronto, an M.M. (Choral Conducting) and M.A. (Vocal Pedagogy) from The Ohio State University, an Artist Diploma (Voice) and B.M. (Music Education) from Western University, and an Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Canada Diploma (Voice). A certified Dalcroze Eurhythmics teacher, Caron frequently lectures on the sound-gesture relationship in choral conducting and is published in Anacrusis, Canadian Music Educator's Journal, Research Memorandum Series of Chorus America, Teaching Music through Performance in Choir, Vol. 4, and upcoming in 2018, Choral Journal. In 2018, she will present lectures at the Eastern Division Conference of the American Choral Directors Association and the 3rd Congreso Coral of the Organización Federada Argentina de Actividades Corales in Tandil, Argentina. An active member of the American Choral Directors Association, Caron is President-Elect of ACDA-Pennsylvania. In 2013, she founded the Halifax Choral Conducting Institute, a summer training program that annually attracts participants from across North America. A busy performer, Caron regularly guest conducts and concertizes as a soprano soloist. In her free time, she studies ballet and bakes.