SUMMER WORKSHOP

                                        Vincent Oakes, clinician
                              How Can I Keep from Singing?
                           Helping All Students Find Their Voice

The purpose of this workshop is to help teachers utilize skills for leading successful singing in the music
classroom. The day will focus on both specific techniques and general concepts to promote a happy,
healthy, and smart singing culture in your classroom, while fulfilling content standards and benchmarks
that apply to all levels and types of music-making. Teachers will explore specific techniques for working
with pitch-matching difficulties, changing male voices, and healthy vocal pedagogy for young singers, as
well as conducting techniques that reinforce educational concepts in performance. Teachers will also
review choral repertoire that utilizes these concepts and make meaningful connections to cultural,
historical, and other academic disciplines. Workshop attendees will also sample several of the musical
games and drills that are used at the annual CBC Summer Choral Camp which reinforce music theory
and ear-training.


Vincent Oakes is Artistic Director of the Chattanooga Boys Choir, a public non-profit performing and educational
organization founded in 1954. The CBC now consists of five choirs with more than 150 boys from over forty
different schools, maintains a performance schedule of over thirty appearances each year, and has made recent
appearances in Carnegie Hall, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and concert tours of Ireland, the Czech Republic,
French Canada, and throughout the United States.

Mr. Oakes earned the Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Florida and the Master of Sacred
Music degree in Choral Conducting from Emory University. In addition to teaching public school choral music and
serving churches in Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee, he was music director of the Candler School of Theology
Youth Theological Initiative and the Emory University Exodus Singers, an ensemble dedicated to the study and
performance of African-American spirituals. A frequent choral clinician and guest conductor, recent conducting
engagements include the Tennessee All-State Treble Chorus, the Florida ACDA Male Honor Chorus, the Alabama
ACDA Young Voices Festival Boychoir, and the Instituto Piaget Vocalizze Festival in Lisbon, Portugal. A member of Music
Educators National Conference, the American Choral Directors Association, and Pi Kappa Lambda, he currently
serves as Southern Division Chair of Boychoir Repertoire and Standards for ACDA. Mr. Oakes is also the Director
of Choral Music at the Baylor School in Chattanooga TN.


                               Thursday, July 22, 2010               Questions?
Schedule:                                                          E-mail Jerome Souther at
8-9 Registration                 Farragut Intermediate School
9-12 Workshop, part I            208 West End Blvd.
12-1 Lunch                       Knoxville, TN 37922
1-1:30 ETGMEA business meeting
1:30-3:30 Workshop, part II                         $ 5 with paid ETGMEA membership
3:30-4:00 Recorder "Jam Session" (BYOR)*            $15 non-member

                    Workshop will be followed by a recorder "jam session"-just for fun!
                   * Bring your own recorder (sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, bass!)

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___ $15- Membership dues and workshop fee

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Send completed registration form and checks to:
Kathy Tallent, ETGMEA Secretary/Treasurer
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Knoxville, TN 37921

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