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CHOIR WORKSHOPS
 
 
David has been leading inspiring and eye-opening workshops for over twenty years. His blend of conducting skills, vocal knowledge and physiological pedagogy is exceptional. 
 
His ability to free the singer’s voice and inspire all involved to sing to greater heights than they thought possible is unparalleled, leading to remarkably improved tone quality, blend, range and musicality.
 
Singers will find they have greater range, improved resonance, and a increased sense of ease and joy of singing that will surprise vocalists of all levels.
 
 
 
 
Choir Workshop History
 
2019) E-Town Vocal Music Society, Edmonton AB
 
2018) Stony Plain Composite High School, Stony Plain, AB
 
2018) Swift Current Composite High School, Swift Current, Saskatchewan
 
2018) Vocal Collective, Stony Plain, AB
 
2017) Stony Plain Composite High School, Stony Plain, AB
 
2016) Stony Plain Composite High School, Stony Plain, AB
 
2015) Six-Minute Warning, Edmonton, AB
 
2015) Stony Plain Composite High School, Stony Plain, AB
 
2015) Spiritus Chamber Choir, Calgary AB
 
2014) Stony Plain Composite High School, Stony Plain, AB
 
2014) Calgary Renaissance Singers & Players, Calgary, AB
 
2014) One Voice Chorus, Calgary AB
 
2013) Choir Conducting and Workshop Tour, British Columbia
 
2013) Stony Plain Composite High School, Stony Plain, AB
 
2012) Stony Plain Composite High School, Stony Plain, AB
 
2012) BC Choral Federation, Vancouver, BC
 
2011) Edmonton Christian School, Edmonton AB

2011) Jodlerklub Heimattreu Calgary
 
2011) Sweet Adelines Regional Education Symposium, Regina
 
2010) Edmonton Christian School Fall Program, Edmonton AB
 
2010) Sweet Adelines, Red Deer, Alberta
 
2010) Calgary Renaissance Singers & Players, Calgary, AB

2010) Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus
 
2010) Edmonton Christian School, Edmonton AB
 
2010) Victoria School of the Arts, Edmonton (Sr High)

2010) Victoria School of the Arts, Edmonton (Jr High)

2010) Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus

2010) Sweet Adelines, Langley, British Columbia

2010) Sweet Adelines, Kelowna, British Columbia

2010) Sweet Adelines, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
 
2010) Edmonton Christian School, Edmonton AB

2010) Sylvan Lake Memorial Presbyterian Choral Workshop

2010) Braemore Baptist Church, Edmonton

2009) Chinook Winds Chorus, Calgary

2009) Bev Facey High School, Sherwood Park, AB

2009) Aurora Children’s Choir: Vocal Masterclass

2009) Western Hospitality Chorus, Calgary:

2009) Westwood High School, Fort MacMurray, AB

2009) Singspiration, Concordia College, Edmonton

2009) Edmonton Youth Choir
 
2009) Saskatoon Barbershop Chapter

2009) Fort MacMurray Composite High School

2009) Calgary Cantaré Children's Choir Retreat:

2009) Strathcona Choir

2009) Edmonton Christian School, Edmonton AB

2008) Edmonton Youth Choir
 
2007) EKOS Singers, Edmonton AB
 
2007) Robertson Wesley United Church, Edmonton
 
2006) Festival Singers, Sherwood Park
 
2005) EKOS Singers, Edmonton AB
 
2005) Chorealis, Edmonton, AB

2005) Alberta Music Educator’s Conference: “Warm-ups that Work”.

2005) Drayton Valley Vocal Teachers Association
 
2003) Riverview Collegiate High School, Saskatchewan

2004) Edmonton Vocal Minority

2004) Riverview Collegiate High School, Saskatchewan

2004) EKOS Chamber Choir – Vocal Coach

2004) Cantilon Children’s Choir

2003) EKOS Chamber Choir – Vocal Coach

2002) Riverview Collegiate High School, Saskatchewan

2002) Sine Nomine Chamber Choir

2002) EKOS Chamber Choir – Vocal Coach

2002) Edmonton Vocal Minority

2001) Calgary Boys Choir: Vocal Coach

2001) University of Calgary Concert Choir

2001) MusiCamrose: Intermediate Choir

2001) Riverview Collegiate High School, Saskatchewan

2001) Alberta Music Conference, Edmonton “Breathing and Yoga for Singers and Conductors”

2001) Concordia Concert Choir, Edmonton

2001) Knox Presbyterian presents: Voice and the Choir

2000) Calgary Boys Choir: Vocal Coach
 
1998) University of Calgary Concert Choir
 

        

Testimonials

Since I began teaching in a high school choral program ten years ago, I have had David workshop my choirs at the beginning of each school year.  Nothing else gains us as much confidence and musical ground in as short a time.  With his instant rapport and easy manner, in a mere few hours he builds trust and relationship with public school teens.  Though excellent singing is the goal (and result), his work is about so much more. He breaks through long-held negative breathing patterns, difficult emotional layers, self-consciousness and fear - and therefore helps inexperienced singers sing with full-voiced power and joy. His technical methods are proven upon doing, and easily reapplied once experienced.  My choristers are changed after their time with David, and continue to apply his wisdom throughout their journey in choir…and in life.

Mona Holton

Choral Director, Memorial Composite High School, Stony Plain, Alberta
Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Vocal Collective, Stony Plain, Alberta

 

“David’s choral workshops are insightful, and engaging. The energy he brings into any room is contagious! His core and breath work allow students to become simultaneously calm and energized, and much more confident in themselves as singers and as people. He encourages everyone to find and use their own inner superheroes! Thank you David for breathing additional life into our choral program!”

Brianna Dennehy
B.Mus./ Mus.Ed., B.Ed, M.Mus.
Swift Current Comprehensive High School, Swift Current, Saskatchewan

 

“I cannot say enough about David's ability with the voice and his gift in inspiring kids to sing better! He worked with my high school choral groups for approximately 5 years as a conducting clinician. David is a flexible and non-judgmental teacher who creates a safe atmosphere to try new things, and for kids to reach their full potential. His approach using yoga techniques continually amazed both my students and I as we realized how much more we could do with our voices, and how effortless singing powerfully and musically could be. His conducting and directing advice to me was also invaluable. If you are hiring David, you are hiring a musical, vocal and teaching master.”

Charity Braun Hukulak

Edmonton Christian School