I hope this finds you all doing well. The purpose of this e-mail is to formally invite you to Choral Leadership Day at Grand Island Northwest on Sept. 9th and (for our west friends) a new site: NORTH PLATTE Senior High on Sept. 10th. If you are like me, I am always looking for ways to help my choral leadership (section leaders, choir board, emerging leaders, dance captains, etc.) improve their leadership skills. So, I am putting together a day in which we learn how to run a sectional, how to lead your peers, and how to develop, or hone your own leadership skills. AND it is all geared for high school choral students!! Paul Gulsvig, Dina Else, Neal Schoor and Fritz Mountford will be our presenters this year. They will be sharing their ideas on recruiting, keeping kids in choir, how to run your own sectionals, and being the best “you” you can be. Neal Schoor, a, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Executive Affaris-UNK, and will be doing an interactive presentation on leadership skills and how to develop them with in yourself and your choir. Fritz Mountford, Director of Choirs for Hastings College, will be teaching us about how different students learn and therefore how you must change how you teach and lead. Dina Else Voice Instructor and Vocal Clinician from Des Moines, IA, will be presenting her “Key Concepts” for the voice and choral singing, and Paul Gulsvig, from Onalaska, WI. will be inspiring us with his always motivational presentations. Each of them will be dealing with the above topics, plus a host of others. The day will run from 9:00 a.m-.3:00 p.m. in the theater at Northwest and North Platte. It can be a select group of choir students, or some schools have brought their whole choir. The cost will be 30.00 per student for NCDA members and $35 for non-members, with the directors being free. This does not include any meals.
Please let me know if you are interested, or have any questions.You respond to this email, by letting me know if you are going to the Grand Island site or the North Platte site. If you are going to the Grand Island site, know that we reserve a room at Valentinos to eat lunch. Usually it is 10.00 per person (which includes pop and tip). North Platte site, sorry, but this is unavailable.
REGARDLESS OF SITE: If you are going to the Grand Island site OR North Platte Please write all checks to CHORAL STRATEGIES. Not to Northwest High School (Thank you!)
Please reserve your spot via e-mail by SEPT 1. Hope you can make it. We had over 480 students from 51 different high schools attend this event last year and it was a great success.
It will be a great day
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