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Workshops

Share the joy of ensemble singing! Our workshops are uniquely interactive, intense musical experiences. Each participant joins a small ensemble that is guided by a member of The Western Wind. Participants sing an intriguing selection of music that might include Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Early American, 19th and 20th century part-songs, rounds, hymns and folk-songs, jazz, pop, improvisations and more! In master-class sessions, The Western Wind addresses each singer’s individual development, fostering growth in skill and accomplishment. Because the ensembles are formed based on musical skills, the workshop is open to singers at all levels – professionals and amateurs, soloists and ensemble performers, conductors and music teachers.

  • Westfield State University June 24-29 2024 Workshop
    Westfield State University June 24-29 2024 Workshop
    Mon, Jun 24
    Westfield State University
    Jun 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – Jun 29, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Westfield State University, 577 Western Avenue, Westfield, MA 01085
    Jun 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – Jun 29, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Westfield State University, 577 Western Avenue, Westfield, MA 01085
    5-Day Workshop in Ensemble Singing. Medieval, Renaissance, Early American, Contemporary, Pop, Jazz
  • Mount Holyoke August Workshop
    Mount Holyoke August Workshop
    Fri, Aug 02
    Mount Holyoke College
    Aug 02, 2024, 7:00 PM – Aug 10, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA 01075
    Aug 02, 2024, 7:00 PM – Aug 10, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA 01075
    3, 5, and 8-Day Workshop in Ensemble Singing. Medieval, Renaissance, Early American, Contemporary, Pop, Jazz

Teachers can earn professional development points / recertification credits

Although The Western Wind is not a licensed PDP provider, PDPs may be awarded by your school district for conference attendance combined with other documentation. The Workshop will provide: programs, session handouts and notes, the registration receipt, and CDs of concerts. Experience and knowledge gained at the workshop can aide teachers in developing lesson plans, enlarging repertoire, and learning new teaching strategies.

Registration Policy

A deposit is required to ensure your enrollment. To register please click on the workshop you are interested in. A letter containing pertinent information and a questionnaire will be e-mailed to you upon receipt of your registration. Your balance due is paid upon your arrival to the workshop.

Scholarships

A limited number of partial scholarships based on ability and financial need will be available.For information regarding scholarships please contact The Western Wind office: via e-mail, or via phone, 212-873-2848.

Bring Your Group!

Pre-existing groups are welcome at Western Wind Workshops. If enough members of a group enroll, they can apply for a tuition discount and work together as a group. Please contact The Western Wind for details as early as possible.

Music Policy

You will be asked to purchase published music or photocopies when published music is unavailable. A variety of vocal music publications and Western Wind recordings will be available for sale.

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