B12 Stars and Stripes in Music
The United States of America and Canada both have a rich choral heritage with many diverse styles of music. In this atelier we will explore the music of the American musical theater, movie music, contemporary Canadian choral music and French Canadian folk music, as well as American contemporary choral compositions, jazz, bluegrass, and gospel music. The repertoire will invite you to dance, tap your toe, relax, reflect, and clap your hands!
Dr. Brady Allred (US) is Artistic Director and Conductor of the Salt Lake Choral Artists, an organization of seven choral ensembles. Honoured as “one of Utah’s Top 25 Cultural Power Brokers,” he has recently guest conducted, adjudicated, and given master classes in 18 countries throughout Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and the Middle East. He is a winner of the European Grand Prix, two First Prizes and the Conductors Prize at the Marktoberdorf International Chamber Choir Competition, holds MM and DMA degrees in conducting from the Eastman School of Music. Dr. Allred was Director of Choral Studies at the University of Utah, Director of Choral Activities at Duquesne University, Conductor of the Butler Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, and performer with the Robert Shaw Festival Singers and the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus.