Summer Conducting Lab Choir

Need a place to sing when your choir is off for the summer?
We have the perfect gig for you.

The Summer Conducting Lab gives conductors-in-training an opportunity to work with a choir in a rehearsal setting, gaining valuable podium time and real-time feedback. During the 2-hour sessions, 3-5 conductors work with the all-volunteer choir, made up of singers from all over the Silicon Valley. Dr. Jeffrey Benson and Kristina Nakagawa provide feedback to the conductors both during the session and afterward in private communication.

Session dates for 2018 are:

  • Monday, July 9th, 7:30-9:30 pm
  • Wednesday, July 11th, 7:30-9:30 pm
  • Monday, July 16th, 7:30-9:30 pm
  • Wednesday, July 18th, 7:30-9:30 pm
  • Monday, July 30th, 7:30-9:30 pm
  • Wednesday, August 1st, 7:30-9:30 pm

Send email if you want more information or wish to sign up. All sessions are held at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 1205 Pine Ave, San Jose, CA.

What do the lab choir singers like best?

“I loved getting to learn more about the insides of conducting!”
“Making great music.”
“I loved being a part of a group of extremely skilled musicians; both the singers and directors!”
“The feedback given by Dr. Benson and Kristina Nakagawa and their effect on the conductor/choir were eye- (and ear-) opening for me as a singer.”

What else is great about the Summer Conducting Lab?

No audition.
No practicing.
No cost.
No pressure.
No commitment.

Just show up, sing, and have fun. Music will be provided for singers at each event.

For more information, or to register as a singer or student conductor:
Click Here
Summer Conducting Lab Choir