Conference 2018: The Voice - The Journey
Monday 9 - Wednesday 11 July
David Jones and Nick Hollamby
Barbara Nicholls Memorial Presentation
Three social events:
Meet and Greet: Sunday 8th July, 6pm
Delegates are invited to arrive on Sunday and enjoy the hopsitality of NEWZATS and Francis Wilson at Auckland Opera Studio.
At 7pm, we will go next door for a casual dinner at Gina's Italian Kitchen (own expense, partners welcome).
30th Anniversary toast: Monday 9th July, 5.30pm
A birthday celebration with a complimentary champagne and cake, sponsored by St Cecilia.
Conference Dinner: Tuesday 10th July, 7.00pm
La Cigale French Bistro, Parnell. Tickets $80. Includes complimentary drink and canapes on arrival, entree platter at the table, main and dessert, and fantastic entertainment.
NZCF Association of Choral Directors - Primary Gestures Workshop
For leaders of children’s choirs - beginner to experienced
New Plymouth - Saturday 12 May
Palmerston North - Saturday 26 May
Hamilton - Saturday 16 June
Wellington - Saturday 30 June
9.00am – 4.00pm
Do you have questions? Do you lead or want to start a choir at your school? What makes a good children’s song? How can I get great singing tone? What keys and chords suit young voices best? What should I do with my hands?
Primary Gestures, offered nationwide by the New Zealand Choral Federation, is a one-day workshop for people involved with or wanting to be involved with children’s singing and choirs. This year’s workshop presenter, Megan Flint is a dynamic, experienced and effective practitioner with a supportive, clear teaching style. This workshop would also be a great kick start if you intended to participate in The Kids Sing primary schools singing festival, to be held on November 15 & 16 at St Marks School.
- be inspired and assisted to better understand children’s voices.
- learn how to choose songs that suit the voice ranges of children.
- be shown effective gestures that help children sing with good tone, tuning and confidence.
- meet others wanting to help children develop the craft and art of singing.
ACD members: $70 NZCF members: $80 Non-Members: $100
This fee includes refreshments: morning and afternoon tea and lunch.
For all enquiries, please contact Cathryn Wyllie (Operations Manager) at email@example.com, tel 021 977 905 or 09 292 9442.
Conference Early-Birds extended to 13 May
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Conference Brochure and timetable out now
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Four Presenters chosen to share Research
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Lisa Tui announced as Barbara Nicholls speaker for Conference July 2018
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Nick Hollamby - second speaker at Conference July 2018
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