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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Elektra Women's Choir and Morna Edmundson, Artistic Director, present Elektra Women's Choir Conductor Mentorship Program 2010

Elektra Women's Choir and Morna Edmundson, Artistic Director, are pleased to announce the choir's Conductor Mentorship Program, which runs through January and February, 2010. Topics covered will include choral warm-ups, vocal ranges, conducting technique, rehearsal technique, repertoire selection, and score preparation. In creating the mentorship program within the context of Elektra, it is hoped that the participating conductors will become more familiar with both the repertoire and sound of a women's choir and be inspired to work in this genre.
Two "Level A" applicants will be chosen to work closely with Edmundson, receiving personal feedback on rehearsal and conducting techniques with their own choirs. The same conductors will work with Elektra at an open rehearsal on March 1. Full details and application information are available at

Choral Conducting Workshop - All Welcome
Saturday, January 16, 2010 10 am - 1 pm
Fireside Room, Ryerson United Church Hall, 2195 W 45th Ave, Vancouver BC
$30 plus GST Payment may be made through PayPal on the Elektra website:
In addition to the Level A intensive program, Morna Edmundson will lead a 3-hour workshop for conductors of any skill level and type of choir. The workshop will include discussion of warm-ups and vocal technique, conducting technique, and repertoire selection. If possible, please pre-register by contacting by January 13. If pre-registration is not possible, on-site registration before 9:45 am will be available. Payment may be made by Visa/Mastercard or cheque. Please bring a bag lunch.

Open Rehearsal with Elektra
Monday, March 1, 2010 7 pm
Ryerson United Church, 2195 W45th Ave, Vancouver BC
Free Admission
Come and observe as the Level A conductors work with Elektra Women's Choir in an open rehearsal and mini-performance. Meant as an informal opportunity to observe the participants of Elektra's Conductor Mentorship Program working with Elektra, this evening will feature some wonderful music and offer insights into Elektra's music.

For full details about Elektra's Conductor Mentorship Program, please visit:

Elektra gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts, City of Vancouver, Government of British Columbia, CBC, LadnerBordenGervais, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Martha Lou Henley Charitable Foundation, Hamber Foundation, and Wolrige Foundation. Elektra also thanks its many generous individual donors and volunteers - their support makes us sing.



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