2020 Bonclarken Virtual Music Conference

The 2020 Bonclarken Virtual Music Conference is next week. If you would like to participate, contact your church Music Director or Trip McGill, tripmcgill@gmail.com. The schedule for the week is below.


July 13 – 17, 2020
Virtual 59th Bonclarken Music Conference Schedule

9:30am – Children’s Church with Sarah Dagenhart (Tuesday, 7/14 and Thursday, 7/16)

10:30am – Morning Devotions with Rev. Clint Davis (Monday, 7/13 thru Friday, 7/17)

Voice Lessons with Kristen Wonderlich, by appointment. Please contact Kristen by email:  wonderlichk@winthrop.edu to set up your individual voice lesson.

Afternoon Workshops will be each day at 2:30pm with the exception on Monday when there will be a workshop at 1:00pm and 2:30pm.

Monday, July 13 – 1:00pm – Shannon Jeffreys – A workshop for all singers and directors- “Keeping Your Choir Connected during Quarantine – Let’s discuss staying connected and the fun thing we can do to strengthen our choral/worship community online!”

Monday, July 13 – 2:30pm  – Liz Shepley – Building Choral Beauty One Singer at a Time.

Rarely do all of the children with whom we work know what it feels like to blend with the choir in order to create a glorious and unified sound. Helping children discover their voices can be a wonderfully gratifying and life-enriching experience for both the student and the teacher/conductor.  In this session we will address several tried-and-true techniques for exploring, in one-on-one or small group sessions, unlocking each unique and expressive voice.  With the need for many of us to hold small group rehearsals, these ‘games’ afford us an important opportunity to work with singers who will be forever changed by the individual attention.

Tuesday, July 14 – 2:30pm – Susan Eernisse  – Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs – Building a Child’s Legacy of Faith Through Song

Wednesday, July 15 – 2:30pm – Shannon Jeffreys – A workshop for church choir directors and other choir leaders – “Round table discussion about ACDA’s report and list of Technology Resources (virtual choirs, repertoire learning tools, watch parties) . I will share what I have used and plan to use this fall.

Thursday, July 16 – 2:30pm – “Meet the Composer” with Victor C. Johnson  – A reading session of some of Victor’s newest pieces (PDFs will be provided)

Friday, July 17 – 2:30pm – Todd Arant – “Youth Choir During Coronavirus –  What to Do?”

Adult Choir – Wednesday Night, July 15 at 6:30 – 7:00pm, we will have an ADULT CHOIR SOCIAL, where you can chat with everyone for thirty-minutes.  Bring your own Ice Cream for this special time together virtually.

Nibble Nook Singing with David Hooks will take place on the following evenings Monday, July 13, Tuesday, July 14 and Thursday, July 16 – 6:45 – 7:15pm.

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