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Poster for Connected Culture Virtual Choral Masterclasses, Winter 2021

Welcome to the Winter edition of CONNECTED CULTURE, our virtual masterclass series.  These free and informative offerings  are a wonderful online addition to our programming this year, enlarging the Carleton Music community.  Join us Fridays for our regular series covering a range of  musical topics, and hosted by Kathy Armstrong, Supervisor of Ensembles and Masterclasses. Join us  Wednesdays  for the choral masterclass series, hosted by Antonio Llaca, Director of Choral Activities at Carleton. 

Both series are delivered online via Zoom Webinar and are free to the public and open to anyone wishing to attend. The Friday series is at 3pm and the Wednesday series is at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Winter Program

JANUARY 15 Petr Cancura (Artist in Residence)
 ‘Creative Tools for Improvisation’
JANUARY 20 Nicol Matt (Chamber Choir of Europe) ‘Rehearsing and Interpreting German Romantic Works by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Reger’
JANUARY 29 Lara Deutsch  
’The Importance of Mental Skills for Musicians’
FEBRUARY 3 Julia L Davids (Canadian Chamber Choir) ‘Vocal Cross Training’
FEBRUARY 12 Sarah Weaver 
’Listening Across Distance: Network Arts Works’
FEBRUARY 24 Michael Barrett (University of Pretoria) ‘Where Africa Meets the West: Performing Traditional South African Music’
Members of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra Wind Quintet 
’Chamber Music: A Team Sport’
MARCH 5 J.P. Cormier 
’Songs and Stories from the Road’
MARCH 10 Morgan Strickland (Carleton University) ‘Technical Tools for Choral Singers’
Members of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra Wind Quintet 
’Chamber Music: A Team Sport’
MARCH 24 Mark Vuorinen (The Elora Singers) – The Elora Singers: from Rehearsal to Recording, from Commissioning to Community
CANCELLED Maestro Nicol Matt (Chamber Choir of Europe) ‘Rehearsing and interpreting German Romantic Works by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Reger’

Video Archive


‘The Current Landscape of Canadian Choral Music’ – Meghan Hila, Executive Director, Choral Canada

SEPTEMBER 18, 2020

‘Collaborative Songwriting in a Virtual Environment’ – Giselle Minns

SEPTEMBER 23, 2020

‘Discovering Latin American Choral Music’ – Maria Guinand

OCTOBER 2, 2020

‘Being Conceptually Open-Minded in Your Music Career’ – D.D. Jackson

OCTOBER 7, 2020

‘Rehearsing and Working with Unaccompanied Voices’ – Michael Zaugg

OCTOBER 16, 2020

‘Creative Performing Across Genres’ – FreePlay ft. Suba Sankaran & Dylan Bell

OCTOBER 21, 2020

‘Vocal Techniques for Choral Singers’ – Maghan McPhee

NOVEMBER 6, 2020

‘Life After Graduation’ – James McGowan, John Higney

NOVEMBER 11, 2020

‘Vocal Technique for Choral Singers’ – James McGowan

NOVEMBER 20, 2020

‘Preparing for a Successful Performance in Challenging Circumstances’ – Roxanne Goodman

DECEMBER 4, 2020

‘Middle Eastern Music & Jazz’ – Hooshyar Khayam

JANUARY 14, 2021

‘Creative Tools for Inspiration’ – Petr Cancura, Artist in Residence

FEBRUARY 2, 2021

‘Vocal Cross Training’ – Julia L. Davids

FEBRUARY 18, 2021

‘Listening Across Distance: Network Arts Works’ – Sarah Weaver


Kathy Armstrong
Carleton Music Masterclasses

Antonio Llaca
Virtual Choral Masterclasses