Style-specific ensemble coaching
I work professionally in the contemporary, pop, and jazz worlds, as well as in the classical choral world. In a workshop with me, I can help your choirs or bands access styles that are unfamiliar to them by putting the less familiar elements into terms they can understand.
In addition, I can also provide workshops entirely on counting and syncopation, jazz improvisation, pop vocal styles, and healthy ways to produce the vocal tones these styles require. If you are working on a pop, jazz, blues, or gospel piece with your choir, I can help them to put the final layer of polish on with an authentic sound. Or, start off your year with a workshop to cover some basic elements of pop and jazz rhythm, diction, and microphone technique.
Sometimes all a choir needs to reach the next level is to hear the same things from a different person; this is why we bring in guest conductors! I would love to come and work with your choir on any traditional repertoire they might be learning.
What piece of music would you like your choir to sing, or your band to play? Imagine being able to answer that question without having to think about where you can buy it from, whether the score and parts are legible, or whether it's the right difficulty level and voicing or instrumentation for your group.
My arrangements and compositions are custom-tailored to your group's ability, age, size, distribution of voices or instruments, and any other criteria you can think to tell me about. I can arrange the latest pop songs and the earliest folk melodies, and I can mash-up almost any two songs you can think of. Get in touch and we can chat!