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NACM National Convention ~ preliminary information
"A Taste of Heaven"
Catch the Vision of what God can do Through Your Ministry
July 16, 17, 18, 2014
First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, CA
Clinicians: Dr. Rosephanye and Dr. William Powell
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Their presentation titles are: Rosephanye: "The Composer's Heart", "Voice Care". William: "Master Conducting Class". Both: "The African American Spiritual; A Communal Experience", "Performance Practices in Gospel Music--with a demonstration choir."
Workshops include such topics as "Vocal Pedagogy", Dr. Katharin Rundus; "Tearing Down Worship Walls Between Platform and People", Dr. Edwin Willmington;
"Newer Piano Music for Worship", Ben Mason; "Handbell Music Reading Session, Katryn Howell.
Registration forms available in February 2014.
Dr. Rosephanye Dunn Powell is hailed as one of America’s premiere women composers of choral music. She has an impressive catalogue of works published by some of the nation’s leading publishers, including the Hal Leonard Corporation, and the Fred Bock Music Company/Gentry Publications. An accomplished singer and voice professor, Dr.
Powell’s research has focused on the art of the African-American spiritual, the art songs of William Grant Still, and voice care concerns for voice professionals (specifically, music educators, choral directors, and choral singers).
Dr. Powell serves as Professor of Voice at Auburn University. She holds degrees from The Florida State University (D.M. in vocal performance, University Fellow), Westminster Choir College (M.M. in vocal performance and pedagogy, with distinction), and Alabama State University (B.M.E., summa cum laude. Dr. Powell served on the faculties of Philander Smith College (AR) and Georgia Southern University prior to Auburn University.
Dr. William C. Powell is professor of music and director of choral activities at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. He holds degrees from Alabama State University (B.M.E.), Westminster Choir College (M.M.E.), and Florida State University (Ph.D.). At Auburn, Powell conducts the Chamber, Concert, Gospel and Men's Choirs, and teaches choral-related undergraduate, graduate, and distance courses in conducting, choral techniques, and choral arranging.
Powell is in demand as a choral conductor. He has conducted choirs at national and international venues such as Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney World, the Crystal Cathedral, Kennedy Center, Washington National Cathedral, and various locations abroad. Powell is a noted arranger and accompanist. Powell is a past chair of the Repertoire and Standards Committee on Ethnic and Multicultural Perspectives for the both the southwestern division and the southern division of the American Choral Directors Association.