Dr. Tony Leach and the Essence of Joy Choirs will be featured as part of the 2014 Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Conference in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday, November 15 from 8:30 am-12:30 p.m.
Workshop participants will experience sacred and secular music from several African American idioms. Essence of Joy and Essence 2 Ltd. will serve as demonstration choirs. Listening activities using selected vocal/choral performances will also occur. Materials will be appropriate for middle school, high school, college/university and community-based ensembles. The workshop will culminate with a gospel concert involving session participants.
The workshop will be held at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, located at 600 Commonwealth Place.
Act 48 credit will be available for Pennsylvania teachers. Registration is required, and is being handled by http://www.indiana.edu/~semhome/2014/registration.shtml