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Visual Leadership Conference 2013


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Visual Leadership Conference 2013: "Another Step Ahead"

The summers of 2009 and 2011 presented unique opportunities for visual and musical leadership from all around the world to join together to grow their skills and their creativity.  Leaders came together in an exciting environment where passion, education and energy launched them ahead to new levels of growth.  We were fortunate to have in attendance Showmanship Judges, Choreographers and teams, Education Coordinators, Directors and representation from small, mid-size and large choruses.  The opportunity to network with such a diverse group was invaluable to everyone in attendance and it was unanimous by all participants that this offering should be continued.

On June 21 - 23, 2013, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Erin Howden, Certified International Faculty, Coach, Associate Director and Choreographer of the North Metro Chorus, 2013 International Chorus Champions, will lead another intensive training weekend that will be sure to energize you as a leader as we work together to continue to grow our skills.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to attend
Visual Leadership Conference 2013:  “Another Step Ahead”

Based on your input and requests, invitations are open to all visual and musical leaders who have a passion for musically sensitive visual planning.

This next Conference will expand on the creative process and will emphasize musicality and enhancement of the musical product through strong visual planning and performance coaching.  Combining the musical and visual leaders in one room will certainly provide excellent networking opportunities and will assist participants in understanding how to work together to maximize the musical experience for an audience.  Once again the North Metro Chorus, current International Chorus Champions and four time gold medalist, will be participating in a demonstration class to increase your learning experience.

The weekend will present opportunities for interactive learning.  A sample of the topics covered will include:

  • Building Performance Packages—Ingredients for Success
  • “Living in Whyville”—Inspiring Purpose Driven Performance
  • Stretching Your Creative Boundaries
  • Let the Music Create For You!—Musically Sensitive Visual Planning
  • Techniques to Increasing the Power & Impact of your Visual Plan (i.e. Visual Layering, Dimension, Focal Centers, Framing, Costuming, Combinations, WOW Factors)
  • Body Movement that Enhances Vocal Success—Identifying Traps
  • Coaching with Imagery—The Power of Pictures
  • Identifying Performance Gaps and Coaching Solutions
  • Discovering the Amazing Leader in YOU!
  • “Go or Don’t Go!”—Motivating High Level Performance
  • How to Utilize a Director to Maximize Visual Power of the Ensemble
Participants will have an option to sign up for a video review session, one-on-one with Erin Howden at an additonal cost. These will be scheduled Friday afternoon prior to the start of the conference. Interested participants should sign up as soon as possible as there will only be a limited number of sessions available.

Humber College, just 15 minutes from the Toronto airport, we will spend a weekend working together to enhance your skills as a leader and to grow the creativity and performance level of your chorus.  Fast paced high energy classes and workshops, inspiring demonstrations, and networking with passionate people just like you will make this an experience you won’t want to miss!

The Humber College, North Campus is
located at:

205 Humber College Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M9W 5L7

Conference starts 7:00 pm on Friday, June 21 and finishes at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 23.

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