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Posted By: Trevor Rootes
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Date Posted: Wed, 13 Jul 2016

Educating Students and Teachers Alike with this Full Day of A Cappella Singing

The Baden Street Singers are organising a full day of A Cappella Harmony workshops on Saturday, 6th of August from 10 am to 4 pm at the Shenton College campus; aimed at high school students (years 8 -12) who have an interest in singing.

The day will be lead by our own highly accredited director Lionel Pierson with expert coaching from:

Alex Morris

  • First Australian to be certified as a Barbershop Harmony Society judge and only non-North American judge of the Music category in the BHS.
  • Musical Director of Vocal Evolution, representing Australia at the 2016 BHS International Contest.

Carole Macintyre

  • Director of Perth Harmony Chorus, Sweet Adelines Australia National Chorus Champions.
  • Music Teacher at Methodist Ladies College, Claremont.

Bec Hewitt

  • The lead of Sweet Adelines Australia Champion Quartet Hi-Jinx.
  • Owner and Teacher at Just Sing! - vocal tuition and coaching.

The combination of whom is designed to deliver an engaging series of workshops.

Multiple streams will be offered by our extensive faculty, catering for all levels of experience: from the novice singer to the seasoned auditioned chor
al singer. We have the capacity to host 120 students, who will be split and offered workshop streams for male voices, female voices, and will also learn an a cappella song in a combined mixed ensemble. 

The aim of the workshops is to provide a highly engaging musical experience to a wide range of attendees, allowing like-minded students from different schools to connect over a rewarding performance experience. The students will also develop collaborative ties with The Baden Street Singers, and thus be exposed to a high-quality music ensemble exemplifying the “post-high-school” music opportunities currently available in Perth.

This day-long program will provide the perfect opportunity for the students to sharpen their performance skills ahead of the WA Choral Festival held in the following weeks.

Additionally, there will also be a Professional Development session for music/voice/choir teachers who are interested in deepening their knowledge surrounding the running of an engaging vocal ensemble at their school.

We are very excited to be running this event and look forward to having you and your students involved in this rewarding day of singing.

Please email events@thebadenstreetsingers.com with any further questions or to register your interest in this event.