Dynamic Phrasing: The Art of Interpretation and Expressive Conducting
Artistic and meaningful expression in choral music manifests itself through the discovery, creation, and manipulation of musical energies. While the element of volume or dynamic level is often given the greatest importance as an expressive tool, even more powerful can be the exploration and effective use of tempo and colour or vocal timbre to match the emotional message of the music. Participants will learn and practice conducting gestures that will improve communicating the power and expressiveness of the music.
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.