Youth Choir Residency and Student Leadership Summer Program at St Stephen's House at Oxford
August 9-14, 2020
Choral Performance and Student Leadership Summer Program at St Stephen's House of Oxford
Featured Master Conductor
August 9-13, 2020
Dr. James Jordan
Grammy Nominated Conductor
World Famous Author and Pedagogue of Choral Conducting
Professor at Westminster
Grammy-nominated conductor James Jordan is recognized and praised throughout the musical world as one of America’s pre-eminent conductors, recording artists, writers, music psychologists and innovators in choral music. He was described as a “visionary” by Choral Journal, which cited his book Evoking Sound as a “must-read.” His more than 55 books explore both the philosophical and spiritual basis of musicianship, as well as aspects of choral rehearsal teaching and learning, and they are considered to be essential references in the conducting profession. He is a professor and senior conductor at Westminster Choir College, director of the Westminster Conducting Institute and co-director of the Choral Institute at Oxford. He is artistic director and conductor of the professional choral ensemble, The Same Stream.
Dr. Jordan’s career and publications have been devoted to innovative educational changes in the choral art, which have been embraced around the world. His book Inside the Choral Rehearsal is a landmark applying the Music Learning Theory of Edwin Gordon to the choral rehearsal. James Jordan has been honored as a distinguished alumnus of Temple University, where he has been inducted into the University’s Hall of Fame.
Tourism in Oxford, England
The world’s oldest public museum, home to collections of art and artifacts including Egyptian mummies and contemporary art.
Christ Church College
The campus has served as an architectural inspiration for academic institutions around the world as well as the film set some of the Harry Potter series.
Oxford’s busiest shopping street home to big-brand shops and the Covered Market dating from 1774 and housing an eclectic mix of food retailers.
Immerse yourself in 1,000 years of history. Step back in time with our guided tours and see fascinating stories come to life. Touch the stones where Oxford University was rumored to begin and stand in the birthplace of King Arthur.
● Dormitory Residence Hall on the Oxford Campus
● Paired with another student of the same gender
● The staff of adult counselors will carefully supervise students at all times
● Campus Dining Sevices will provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day.
Premiering on the St Stephen’s House at Oxford, WE-music will host an Exclusive, Unique and Creative Learning Experience to develop and enhance the essentials of career skills, leadership skills, and performance skills in a developing global-minded generation.
Students will participate in a week-long series that includes:
1. Choral Performance Residency with Guest Conductor Dr. James Jordan, a grammy-nominated world-renowned conductor
2. Seminars and workshops exploring leadership and skills development that they will be able to directly apply to their future college admissions process.
3. Closing Concert and Ceremony at the St Stephens House at Oxford University
Students are exposed to the three primary elements of a vigorous choral curriculum: vocal technique, musicianship, and performance. Singers will study with faculty in choral ensembles, master class settings as well as have the opportunity to take private voice lessons. Choral ensembles will explore music representing the music of different cultures, styles, and genres including the exciting opportunity to develop ensemble skills in accompanying choir chimes.
Showcase performance at the St Stephens House at Oxford, recorded to take home to friends and family
Youth Choir Residency with Guest Conductor, Dr. James Jordan
Workshops on Show Choir, A Capella and Music Theatre Ensemble Development
Clear Leadership goals and values to bring back to their choral ensembles
3-minute Self-Introduction Video for future admission applications
Creation of personal and academic achievements for future personal statement
College Resume One on One Consultation
Certificate of Completion