Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies, recently returned from an eight-day residency at the University of Ljubljana Academy of Music.
Beeken taught two masterclasses to conducting students, focusing on both conducting gesture and rehearsal techniques. In addition, he gave lectures on basic conducting patterns, rehearsal planning, and Renaissance conducting strategies. Beeken also gave a detailed presentation on American Choral Music and Repertoire and dialogued with students from the Ljubljana Academy of Music regarding music study and choral music in the United States. Finally, Beeken rehearsed both the Chamber Choir and Women's Chorus, focusing on American Choral music and style.
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