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Fredonia Choral Festival Lecture

Friday, February 10, 2023 12pm to 1pm

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  • Friday, February 24, 2023 12pm to 1pm

Mason Hall, Fredonia, NY 14063

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The 13th annual Fredonia Choral Festival will welcome Caron Daley, director of Choral Activities at
Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, and the Fredonia High School Chorus to the State University of New
York at Fredonia. Please note: this event will take place in Mason Hall 1080.

As festival clinician, Dr. Daley, an associate professor at Duquesne’s Mary Pappert School of Music, will
lead a workshop, “Dalcroze Eurhythmics in Vocal Pedagogy and Choral Rehearsal Techniques,” on
Friday, Feb. 10, at noon in Mason Hall Room 1080. During this interactive session, participants will
experience how the sound-gesture relationship can improve awareness, concentration and retention of
learning in choral singing.

Culminating the two-day festival will be a concert featuring the three School of Music ensembles and
the high school chorus in Rosch Recital Hall on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 4 p.m. Daley will conduct one
selection with each ensemble and then all three ensembles in “Non, Nobis, Domine” (Not for us, Lord),
by American composer Rosephanye Powell, as a combined piece and concert closer.
“It is also worth noting that Dr. Daley has chosen to conduct repertoire by women composers, including
Reena Esmail, Rosephanye Powell and Dale Trumbore,” Huff said.

Each School of Music ensemble, led by its respective director, will also present two or three additional

The high school chorus, directed by SUNY Fredonia alumnus Ryan Shanahan, who received a Mus.B. in
Music Education in 2015, will perform on the Rosch stage and be able to attend the Saturday workshop
and rehearsals. This marks the first year a high school chorus has been invited to the festival.

The Friday workshop and Saturday’s ensemble rehearsals and concert are free and open to the public.
Community members can purchase concert tickets in advance for $8 at the Fredonia Ticket Office in the
Williams Center. Tickets for SUNY Fredonia students are free if picked up in advance at the ticket office,
or are $2 at the door.

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