April 27, 2012
Are you a choral conductor, chorister, composer, educator, administrator or overall choral enthusiast? If so, you can’t miss the upcoming Podium 2012 - Choral Célébration Chorale taking placing in Ottawa from May 17-20.
A joint project of the Association of Canadian Choral Communities (ACCC) and Choirs Ontario, Podium 2012, is the top meeting place for Canada’s choral community and one of the best and most accessible professional development opportunities in the country. Join us at the Lord Elgin Hotel and various performance venues in the Centretown area to hear some of Canada’s finest choirs, attend workshops with leading choral professionals, and exchange ideas with colleagues.
April 13, 2012
They are finally here – all 13 books in the new RCM Voice Series arrived at The Leading Note yesterday afternoon. RCM’s music publisher, Frederick Harris, has given the series the name “Resonance”, following in the new naming tradition of “Bridges” and “Overtones” (the new guitar and flute series, respectively). The series follows an identical grading system to the old 3rd Edition books – there are Repertoire books for Preparatory to Level 8 and companion books of Vocalises and Recitatives for Grades 5-7, 8, and 9-10 (this last one available in high or low voice).
The new series also includes these great new features:
- a piano accompaniment CD included with each Repertoire book
- musical theatre selections are now included in the Repertoire books
- an IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) chart is also included in each of the Repertoire and Vocalises/Recitatives books
As always, the series includes a wide range of eras and styles and features a variety of languages. Also included is a selection of Canadian songs, composers, and arrangers. These books are essential for RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music) exam preparation but provide a rich and varied selection of repertoire for any voice student. A new RCM Voice Syllabus has also been released to replace the 2005 Edition so come by soon to pick up your copy!