Professional Development Series Week 4

Please join us on Wednesday, August 26, from 6:30-7:30 pm, where we will continue our Professional Development series by focusing on virtual choral rehearsals.

Sincerely,
The NJMEA Executive Board

Date/Time

Wednesday, August 26, 6:30-7:30 PM

Session Part 1

Movement in the Virtual Choral Rehearsal

Presenter

Casey Goryeb

Synopsis

As we look to approach our virtual Choral rehearsals in a more process and skills-based manner, an excellent way to increase student engagement is through movement. In this workshop, Casey will guide you through a series of movements that can align directly with your vocal warm-ups and can be applied in both a virtual and in-person setting.

Session Part 2

Singer-Centered Virtual Rehearsals

Presenter

Kahlil Gunther

Synopsis

Through this session, participants will explore practical techniques for conducting effective virtual rehearsals that focus on the individual singer’s experience. In a format that is inherently disconnected, it is critical that rehearsals are safe and engaging in addition to being workable and efficient. Creative applications of technology can foster rehearsals that will allow singers to make progress on repertoire while feeling vocally and personally connected to the process.

Session Part 3

Zooming Out: Examining the WHY of Virtual Rehearsals

Presenter

Joseph Zachowski

Synopsis

As we transition our vibrant in-person offerings to hybrid and remote environments, we are simultaneously grappling with the continued loss of live performances for our students. How do we maintain a sense of community, excitement, and motivation in our programs without these culminating experiences? This portion of the webinar will focus on the myriad benefits of virtual rehearsals, including SEL, program culture, and student leadership.

Signup:

Please sign up using this LINK to register.

After attending the PD session, you will receive a Professional Development certificate.