Have you ever witnessed a conductor and their choir in action and marvelled at the beautiful music they made together? While it may seem effortless, it’s great leadership (and lots of practice) that pulls the performance together.
Join leadership development expert Dr. Ian Sutherland for a thorough, innovative and engaging workshop, using choral conducting as a metaphor for leadership.
Around the world, everyone from business owners to VPs are realizing that if they want to improve their ability to lead creativity, they’ve got to follow the lead of creative organizations. And choirs, orchestras and jazz ensembles are excellent role models.
During this workshop, local executives and team leaders will work with Dr. Sutherland and Projēkt Chamber Voices to learn how conductor and choir create musical magic together.
Dr. Sutherland will draw lessons from the conductor’s experience and show you how they apply to the business setting, giving you new ideas and approaches you can put into action. You’ll even have the opportunity to try your hand at conducting, putting into practice the lessons you’ve learned.
Saturday, November 6th from 9 am–1 pm (check-in starts at 8:30 am)
Memorial University School of Music, Suncor Hall, Burtons Pond Rd, St. John’s, light refreshments will be served.
$100 General admission
$75 Business & Arts NL Members
$25 Students and Arts workers
Dr. Ian Sutherland is Vice-President (Grenfell Campus), pro tempore, Memorial University and a global leader in the arts-business nexus. He has been engaged in leadership development through the arts in more than 40 countries around the world, working across industries, and with companies from multinationals to SMEs and tech start-ups. He has offered versions of this workshop in Europe and in Canada to great success.
Projēkt Chamber Voices is a mixed-voice adult choral group based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, dedicated to performances of a capella contemporary choral music. Their singers are drawn from numerous backgrounds: they are music teachers and educators, researchers, professional musicians, and choir directors in their own right, with experience in musical theatre to church music, as well as instrumental and solo musical careers. Projēkt aims to offer experienced choral musicians a venue to hone and explore their creativity and craft in a flexible yet challenging music-making environment. Led by their founding director, Amy Henderson, since 2018, they now comprise a group of 26 or so regular members, who work together in a project-based fashion, rather than in a traditional choral season