Sprague Hall
Sprague Hall

Organized in association with the International Federation for Choral Music’s Conductors Without Borders Network, the American Choral Directors Association International Conductors Exchange Program, and the Yale International Choral Festival, our symposium will explore the ways in which people throughout the world are using choral music to create positive social change, promote mental well-being, and foster community.

Symposium Presenters:

Anton Armstrong - St. Olaf College
Jean-Baptiste Bertrand - in terra pax
Marguerite Brooks - Yale University
Thomas Cabaniss - composer, arts educator
Steven Demorest - Northwestern University
André De Quadros - Boston University
Jeffrey Douma - Yale University
TJ Harper - Providence College
Micah Hendler - Jerusalem Youth Chorus
Emily Howe - Boston Children’s Chorus
Stacey Horn - author, Imperfect Harmony
Lone Larsen - Voces Nordicae
Donald Nally - The Crossing
Francisco Nuñez - Young People’s Chorus of New York City
Julianne Parolisi - Music Therapy Without Borders
Sebastian Ruth - Community MusicWorks
Mollie Stone - Chicago Children’s Choir
 



Watch footage from the 2012 symposium


 
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Symposium Welcome

     
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Harmony behind the Walls: Promising Practices with Prison Choirs

     
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Panel: Building Cross-Cultural Bridges through Choral Music

     
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Joyful Noise

     
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Panel: The Power of Singing Together

     
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Choirs and Young People: Musical Excellence and Creating Community from the Inside Out

     
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LGBT Choirs and Their Relevance in the 21st Century

     
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Threshold Choirs

     
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Bach in the World Today – Exploring the Values of Diversity - and Inclusion Through the Life and Work of J.S. Bach

     
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The Berlin Radio Choir's outreach activities or "taking the choir and the audience out of its comfort zone"

     
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Closing Remarks