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DO, RE, BUT WHAT ABOUT ME? WEIGHING INSPIRATION VS. PERSPIRATION WHEN MOTIVATING CHORAL ENSEMBLES
March 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
This workshop is intended for choral educators, but all educators are welcome and should be able to take valuable insights from Dr. Beeken’s session.
DATE AND TIME: Monday, March 21 (7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
EVENT: Online – a Zoom link will be provided prior to the workshop
PRESENTER: Ryan Beeken serves as Director of Choral Activities at Wichita State University where he conducts the Concert Chorale and WuChoir (treble ensemble), teaches graduate and undergraduate choral conducting, and oversees the choral area. He received Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from Drake University and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts Degrees in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University.
Dr. Beeken’s choirs have performed at State, Regional, and National Conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and for state and regional NAfME conferences. Beeken is regularly engaged as a conductor, clinician, and adjudicator. His engagements include over 50 All-States and Honor Choirs in nineteen states, the Czech Republic and Austria, and many invited presentations for symposia across the United States and in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Prior to his appointment at WSU, Dr. Beeken served as director or choral studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and taught at Michigan State University. While residing in Des Moines, Iowa, Beeken directed the Drake Chorale at Drake University. He also taught elementary, middle school, and high school music for sixteen years, most recently serving as Director of Vocal Music for Waukee Schools in suburban Des Moines where he led a program of over 300 students and twelve ensembles to national distinction.
DETAILS: There is no cost for this workshop and 1 CEU is earned. The seminar is hosted by Tony Rangel, Forward Motion and Wendy Barden, Perpich Center for Arts Education.