We had originally committed to starting a support group for local choral conductors to network and work on gesture together to launch in fall 2020. Gestural language is part of our communication tools as conductors, yet we rarely have the opportunity to practice its efficacy before we are in front of our own ensembles. As a result of the social distancing that many of us are experiencing, we likely have more time to explore and practice our gestural language.
We had originally intended for the Conductor's Collective to meet once a month where conductors could practice conducting gesture while the rest of the conductors serve as the "choir", giving feedback through how we are singing and through supportive discussion. Given that in person meetings are currently difficult, would you be interested in participating in a virtual Conductor's Collective? As conductors currently without an in-person instrument, we are hoping to use this time of social distancing as an opportunity to grow in our craft. These Conductor's Collective meetings will take place over Zoom and we will have the opportunity to discuss and explore certain topics.
Please indicate your interest by filling out the form to the right. The first Conductors Collective virtual (Zoom) meeting will take place. Once you complete the form, you will receive the Zoom invite. Free to join.
Are you a young female conductor (high school or undergraduate) that would like receive additional conducting experience?
For the 2020-21 Season, Consonare Choral Community will be offering a conducting mentorship program through our community women's ensemble, Choir Matrix. This program would give a conductor opportunity to learn "on the job" while preparing through rehearsal and conducting at least one song selection for each performance.
Interested? Please email the artistic director, Sarah Kaufold, and reference "Conducting Mentorship Program through Consonare" to learn how to apply.