2016 SING! Workshops

SING ! Weekend Daytime Workshops and Concerts.

Passes available for Saturday, Sunday or the whole weekend.

Schedule: Saturday, May 14, 2016

Little Trinity Anglican Church, 425 King Street – Toronto, ON

Noon to 12:45 p.m. – Funding Your Project or How Do I Pay For This?  – workshop
Workshop with Jennifer Kirner (Telus), Timothy Booth (Artsfunding.ca), Charlie Andrews (SOCAN Foundation)
Description: Resources and strategies for supporting music projects, including live tours, recordings, and special events

Noon to 12:45 pm. – Global Voices Workshop with Suba Sankaran: South Indian Classical Music
Interactive workshop with live performance examples by Suba  used to highlight elements of the workshop.
Description: The classical music of India is one of the most sophisticated, fascinating and exciting musical traditions from around the globe. Using the voice (singing and vocal percussion), the virtuosic and versatile Suba Sankaran will give a hands-on, interactive workshop on Indian classical music.

The workshop will focus on the distinctive elements of Indian classical music – raga (melody), tala (rhythm) and solkattu (vocal percussion). Singing includes scales/modes, microtonal inflections, and improvisation. Authentic vocal percussion sounds will be explored from the South Indian rhythmic system.

1 to 1:45 p.m. – Get Outta Town: Main Street Barbershop Quartet: Touring Strategies, Pitfalls and Opportunities – workshop
Workshop and demonstration
Description: From one of the top-ranked barbershop quartets in the U.S., an entertaining and informative session with music and road stories

1 to 1:45 p.m. – Global Voices Workshop with Hussein Janmohamed: Taking New Musical flights: sharing, combining and expanding our sonic world.
A hands-on, interactive workshop

Description: Using the voice (singing and layering voices), singer, composer and speaker/facilitator Hussein Janmohamed will give a hands-on, interactive workshop focusing on creative collaboration as a means for understanding and negotiating encounters with diverse peoples. The workshop includes learning chant-based music, working with basic composition techniques (drone, round, ostinato), and experimenting with soundscapes. In the spirit of dialogue (discussion and creation), he will work with chant-based music in small and large groups to come up with simple voice-based compositions that highlight the role of creativity and beauty to build relations among nations in your plural Canada.

2 to 3:20 p.m. – Global Voices Concert One: Joined in Song
Interactive sing-along concert celebrating vocal traditions from around the world.
Description: Featuring Hussein Janmohamed, Suba Sankaran, Rick Lazar, and Main Street Quartet

4 to 5 p.m. – Global Voices Concert Two: The Universal Language of Music
From classical choirs to barbershop, music for all tastes
Description: Featuring performances by the Hamilton Children’s Choir, Main Street Quartet, and more

5:15 to 5:45 p.m. – Meet the Artists
Networking event for artists and audience members


Schedule: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Dancemakers Studio, 9 Trinity Street, 3rd Floor – Toronto, ON

NOTE: We can’t guarantee accessibility to Dancemakers Studio by elevator on this day due to elevator construction.

11:45 to 12:45 p.m. – Peterpot Beatbox Master Class.
Workshop with Peterpot
Description:Canada’s 2013  beatbox champion  teaches audience members techniques to create multiple body-based sounds and beats

1:00 to 2 p.m. – Trip the Light Fantastic – concert
Creative Dance meets a cappella in a stunning collaborative concert
Description: A cappella artists include: The Ault Sisters, kith & kin, Peterpot Beatbox Champion, The Rainbows, and Zari

1:00 to 2 p.m. – How to Be Web Saavy – workshop
Workshop with Brett Lloyd Abbott, President, Chief Strategist and Copywriter for MYM Marketing in Austin, Texas
Description: How to stand out in the crowded world of digital media

2:15 to 3:15p.m. – Thinking Big: creating collaborative opportunities with orchestras and other arts entities – workshop
Workshop with Conductor, arranger, composer and multi-instrumentalist Charles Cozens – a “rockstar” in the orchestration world
Description: From orchestras to dance troupes, a cappella groups are finding ways to insert themselves in into non-traditional settings.  A look at what it takes to create and sell the programs.

2:15 to 3:15 p.m. – No Such Thing as Semi-Pro – workshop
Presenting yourself and your group as professional, using branding, marketing strategies
Description: Facilitators are Marketing Director Heather Reppen and Social Media Expert Sue Edworthy

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. – NFB SINGs!
Innovative concert featuring National Film Board shorts with live a cappella accompaniment
Description: Performances by Balaklava Blues, Countermeasure, Pressgang Mutiny, The Rainbows, and more

5 to 6:30 p.m. – Shapenote Singing – workshop
Description: Join the experience of more than a century of tradition of using Shape notes notation. designed to facilitate congregational and community singing.