Members of Cantare and Young Men are in the throes of the first day at the Choral Music Experience graduate summer workshop week at Ithaca College, and having an amazing time already!
YPC and ICC (Ithaca Children's Choir) combine to create the resident chorus for 15 participants who are taking lessons and master classes in conducting from Dr. Janet Galvan with composer-in-residence Jim Papoulis. Loving learning some exciting new repertoire, working with different conductors and musicians, and giving feedback to each conductor.
But before all of that...we arrived last night after a long but fun bus ride, met at the James J. Whalen Center for Music at Ithaca College, and went right off with our home stay families. The choristers have such fun stories already about the new friends they are making (stay tuned for chorister blogs a little later this afternoon!) Bright and early this morning we took our swim tests with the IC lifeguards so we can enjoy ourselves in the pool every afternoon, and started right off with a rehearsal with Sophia and Elizabeth this morning to continue the preparation of all the great music we're singing this week.
And of course, we loved the dining hall for lunch...an endless supply of food and relaxation with friends from NYC and Ithaca!
Choristers will be blogging later on and throughout the week...stay with us!