NJYC couldn’t be more thrilled to host Zimfira Poloz, Artistic Director of the Hamilton Children’s Choir as a clinician for this workshop. Zimfira is a highly respected conductor, educator, and adjudicator, with a distinguished international reputation. She first established her music credentials in Kazakhstan, founding the country’s first Choir School. The Hamilton Children's Choir has a long list of national and international awards - it is easy to see why when you watch their performance at the 10th World Symposium on Choral Music in South Korea:
This workshop is designed for all music educators from elementary through high school. Zimfira will demonstrate her philosophy and approach to building a beautiful choral sound. She will focus on vocal production and choral sound concept, using a system of vocal exercises developed by combining the best of Eastern European and North American schools of choral education. Her exercises combine physical cues and movement, breathing techniques, and gesture to create expressive singing.
Zimfira will also address important questions including how the conducting gesture affects the sound of the choir and how to build a safe environment for singing. She will include ear training, choral tuning, repertoire choice, and expressive singing. You will leave with creative new ideas for eliciting the rich, vibrant sound your choir is naturally capable of producing!
Three of the New Jersey Youth Chorus choirs will serve as lab choirs; Coro Vivo (boys with unchanged voices, grades 4 - 8), Sola Voce (girls in grades 6 – 8), and Coriste (girls in grades 9 – 12).
On site registration begins at 9 AM. The workshop will run from 9:30 AM to 4 PM.
Cost: $30 ($35 at the door.) College students attend for free.
You can register now to reserve your seat! And please share this flier with your colleagues.