Choral Gems for the Beginning SATB Choir

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Presenter: Ethan Nash

It can often be a challenge to find quality repertoire written by "the masters" that is accessible for the beginning, non-auditioned SATB choir.  This session will present several pieces written before 1900 that such a choir can experience with a high degree of success.  Strategies for introducing and rehearsing the pieces will be demonstrated as well.

Ethan Nash is the Director of Choirs at Glastonbury High School and is the Artistic Director of the West Hartford Women's Chorale.  He holds a B.A. in Music from Yale University and a Masters and D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from the Hartt School.  He is the author of the earthsongs choral music publication, "Translations and Annotations of Choral Repertoire: Volume IV, Hebrew Texts."  Ethan also sings with CONCORA, teaches music at Temple Sinai in Newington, and serves as a cantorial soloist at Beth Hill Synagogue in Bloomfield and at Yale University.  He has previously served on the faculty of Wesleyan University's Center for Creative Youth, Middlesex Community College, the Hartwick College Summer Music Festival and School of the Holy Child in Rye, NY.  Ethan lives in Wethersfield with his wife, Danica, and their two sons, Ari and Elliot.


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