FASI Gospel Workshop
Jul 16, 2012 to Jul 20, 2012
Experience gospel choir from the inside out!
This five-day intensive workshop/concert experience is designed to give both the novice and experienced gospel singer an opportunity to enjoy learning new gospel repertoire. The workshop culminates in a concert featuring all participants, supported by professional musicians.
The workshop is led by Karen Burke, a professor in York University's Department of Music and founding director of the York University Gospel Choir and the Juno Award-winning Toronto Mass Choir.
Hallelujah, let the good times roll!
Karen Burke is a renowned singer, music director, choral conductor, composer, touring and recording artist in the field of African-American vocal music. An authority on the history and performance practices of gospel, she has been developing gospel music curriculum at York since 2005 and is much in demand as a clinician. In addition to her own choirs, she has worked with many major choral ensembles and organizations including the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and Youth Choir, Toronto Choral Society, Ontario Choral Federation and numerous schools and church congregations.
A prolific composer and arranger of gospel repertoire, Burke has written many original songs for the Toronto Mass Choir. Her work on the concert stage and in the recording studio includes collaborations with such leading lights as Alvin Slaughter, Jean Ashworth Bartle and Jackie Richardson.
Workshop fee: $100 + HST
Fine Arts Summer Intensive (FASI) is a series of creative experiential workshops for high school and university students, emerging professionals and educators, offered by the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University. From two-day training sessions to three-week boot camps, FASI offers intensive experiences in dance, design, film, music, theatre and visual arts designed to whip you into creative shape!
FASI is supported by York University's Academic Innovation Fund.
|Location:||Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. Toronto|
|Sponsor:||Faculty of Fine Arts|
|Posted by:||Derek Gingrich|