Hello all! I hope this finds you all doing well. The purpose of this blog is to formally invite you to Choral Leadership Day. It will be held at Grand Island Northwest on Sept. 3th and at Norfolk Senior High on Sept. 4th. If you are like me, you are always looking for ways to help your choral leadership (section leaders, choir board, emerging leaders, dance captains, etc.) improve their leadership skills. I am putting together a day that will focus on learning how to run a sectional, how to lead your peers, and how to develop or hone your own leadership skills–and it is all geared for high school choral students!!
Who you bring is up to you, it can be a select group of choir students or you may choose to bring your whole choir. Paul Gulsvig, Dina Else, Neal Schoor and Fritz Mountford will be our presenters this year. They will be sharing their ideas on recruiting, keeping kids in choir, how to run your own sectionals, and being the best “you” you can be. Neal Schoor, a, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Executive Affaris-UNK, and will be doing an interactive presentation on leadership skills and how to develop them with in yourself and your choir.Fritz Mountford, Director of Choirs for Hastings College, will be teaching us about how different students learn and therefore how you must change how you teach and lead. Dina Else Voice Instructor and Vocal Clinician from Des Moines, IA, will be presenting her “Key Concepts” for the voice and choral singing, and Paul Gulsvig, from Onalaska, WI.will be inspiring us with his always motivational presentations. Each of them will be dealing with the above topics, plus a host of others.
The day will run from 9:00 a.m-.3:00 p.m. in the theater at Northwest and Norfolk. The cost will be 30.00 per student, with the directors being free. Note that the cost does not include any meals. If you are going to the Grand Island site, we reserve a room at Valentinos for lunch. The cost is usually around 10.00 per person (this includes a buffet, pop and tip). Norfolk site, there are plenty of food venues to choose from.
Please let me know if you are interested and which site you would like to attend, Grand Island or Norfolk. REGARDLESS OF SITE: If you are going to the Grand Island site OR Norfolk Please write all checks to CHORAL STRATEGIES. NOT Grand Island Northwest (please and thank you, friends)
Please reserve your spot via e-mail by SEPT 1. Hope you can make it, we had over 480 students from 51 different high schools attend this event last year and it was a great success!
Looking forward to sharing in another life changing day with all of you!!
Dave Sackschewsky, Director of Choirs
Northwest Public Schools
2710 N North Rd
Grand Island, NE 68803