Curriculum

University of Illinois Choral Conducting Symposium
Andrea Solya, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

2022 Schedule (Tentative)

Sunday
12:00 noon-1:30 pm | Welcome Picnic, outside Smith Memorial Hall
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm | Session 1
6:00-9:00 pm | Session 2

Monday – Wednesday
9:00 am – 12:00 noon | Conducting Session
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm | Topical Seminar
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Conducting Session

Thursday
9:00 am – 12:00 noon | Conducting Session
2:00 – 5:00 PM | Final Session


Topics for the seminar sessions will include rehearsal techniques, working with instruments, and preparing choral-orchestral works.

Conductor slots are limited and each conductor-participant will have at least 90 minutes of podium time through the week. 


2022 Repertoire

F. Handel: Sing Unto God from Judas Maccabaeus
Claude Debussy: Dieu! Qu’il la dait bon regarder from Trois Chansons
Paul Hindemith: Un Cygne (A Swan) from Six Chansons
Alice Parker: Hark, I hear the harps eternal
Shawn Kirchner: Rain Come Down
Gyorgy Orban: Nunc Dimittis
James Erb: Shenandoah
Katerina Gimon: A Path to Hope or Spellbound or Song for the Searching
Shruthi Rajasekar: Palm to palm
Antonio Vivaldi/ed Douglas McEwen;  Paratum Cor Ejus, (Beatus Vir)
William Mathias:  Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord
Olaf Christiansen:  Light Everlasting
Molly Ijames:  A Farewell
Marianne Foreman:  The Gift to Sing
Francesca Caccini:  Aure Volanti
Niccola Porpora/ed Ralph Hunter:  Sicut Erat
Josef Rheinberger:  Ave Regina, Opus 171
Jan Magne Forde:  Jubilanten
Craig Carnelia/arr Ryan Murphy:  Flight
Daniel Kallman:  Gratus Animus
Rosephanye Powell:  Still I Rise
Josquin : Tu Pauperum Refugium
Sweelink: Venite Exultemus
Mozart: Misericordias Domini   OR   Veni Sancti Spiritus
Handel: Your Voices Tune (from Alexander’s Feast)
Stanford: Blue Bird
Edward Grieg: Ave Maris Stella
Josef Rheinberger: Abendlied
Paul Christiansen: My Song in the Night
Jake Runestadt: Give Me Hunger
Arnesen: Flight Song
Gibbs: Lord I Don’t Feel No Ways Tired
Joseph Twist: Jubilate Deo