Transient Glory Workshop

Choral Conducting Workshop: TRANSIENT GLORY is presented by Ithaca College in collaboration with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City

Led by Janet Galván, Director of Choral Activities, Ithaca College and Francisco J. Núñez, Artistic Director and Founder, Young People’s Chorus of New York City

This workshop led by Dr. Janet Galván and Francisco J. Núñez is designed for conductors and teachers who want to explore exciting contemporary compositions and delve deeper into standard repertoire in order to raise the challenge level for their singers.  It is based on the Transient Glory program of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, which has been acclaimed by The New York Times, and since 2001 has invigorated the repertoire with almost 100 compositions commissioned from many of today’s foremost composers for children and mixed voices.

Summer Graduate Music Workshops, Ithaca College
(MUED 73500-01)
June 28-30, 2017
LOCATION: Whalen Center for Music, Room 3104

What previous attendees had to say: "I would definitely recommend this to a colleague! There is nothing else like it." "This is an important workshop. Choral conductors NEED this opportunity." "It is the only way to take conducting skills and musicianship to a higher level."

Topics will include:

  • Score study, rehearsal and performance techniques
  • Master class, group and semi-private conducting sessions
  • Exploring the future of choral music
  • Ways to encourage singer excitement about challenging contemporary compositions
  • The latest contemporary works by living composers and standard repertoire – SATB and treble works – with a variety of difficulty levels and styles
  • Innovative new works from today’s most prominent and award-winning composers

Dr. Janet Galván, conductor and renowned master teacher, has empowered and inspired generations of choral conductors, choral singers, and educators worldwide.  She has invigorated the choral arts tradition by creating innovative programming, staging, rehearsal techniques, and choral conducting workshops at Ithaca College, where she is the director of choral activities. Her choirs have performed internationally from Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York City to Ireland.  Dr. Galván is also sought after as a guest conductor of choral and orchestral ensembles ranging from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to the Virtuosi Pragneses in the Czech Republic. Dr. Galván herself was a professional singer, inspired early on as a member of the legendary Robert Shaw Festival Singers.

Francisco J. Núñez, a MacArthur Fellow, is a conductor, composer, visionary, leading figure in music education, and the artistic director/founder of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, renowned worldwide for its diversity and artistic excellence. Through its groundbreaking Transient Glory commissioning series, YPC has played a dynamic role in the ever-evolving fabric of music in the 21st century, while at the same time creating an awareness of the ability of children to rise to unforeseen heights of artistry.  Mr. Núñez also leads the University Glee Club of NYC, its fifth conductor since the all-men’s chorus was established in 1894 and is in demand internationally as guest conductor of professional orchestras and choirs and as a master teacher.