Curriculum

University of Illinois Choral Conducting Symposium
Andrew Megill, Instructor
Christopher Mason, Coordinator
Stephen Burian, Public Engagement Assistant Director

2019 Repertoire
Each participant chooses one in each of the following categories:

Conductor’s choice
Each participant brings a piece of their choice

20th-century Partsongs 
Barber The Coolin
Barber Sure on this shining night
Britten Evening Primrose
Finzi My spirit sang all day

Madrigals 
Arcadelt Il bianco e dolce cigno
Bennet Weep o mine eyes
Monteverdi Luci serene e chiare
Ward Come sable night

Mozart Requiem
Introit (does not include Kyrie)
Confutatis
Lacrimosa
Hostias

Brahms
Der Abend (op 64/2)
Abendlied (op 92/3)
Der Gang zum Liebchen (op 31/3)
Spaetherbst (op 92/2)

 

2019 Schedule

Sunday
5:15 pm – 6:20 pm       Dinner/Meet & Greet @ Bread Company
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm       Session 1: Conductor’s choice

Monday
Session 2                      Conductor’s choice
Seminar                        Introduction, Dr. Megill
Session 3                      20th-Century Partsongs

Tuesday
Session 4                      20thcentury Partsongs
Seminar                        Choral Rehearsal Techniques, Dr. Shangkuan
Session 5                      Madrigals

Wednesday
Session 6                      Madrigals
Seminar                         Working with Instruments, Dr. Boyer
Session 7                      Mozart Requiem

Thursday
Session 8                      Mozart Requiem
Seminar                        ISYM Rehearsal Techniques Q & A, Dr. Solya
Session 9                      Brahms

Friday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm     Session 10: Brahms
12:15 pm – 12:30 pm   Wrap-up


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. 

A digital video camera will be available for recording yourself. Please bring your own regular size SD card with sufficient capacity and speed rating.