Presented by Dr. Terry Yount, Dean of the Saint Andrews Conservatory in Sanford, Fl.
The purpose of this presentation is to revisit Bach’s life through music and faith, with special emphasis on how his example of “Soli Deo Gloria” should inspire every aspiring music student.
Nothing motivated Bach more than his faith in God, expressed in all his music, and especially in his sacred cantatas, passions, and chorale variants for organ. Why was Bach so God-obsessed, and how did it propel him to the highest levels of accomplishment in the 18th century, and down to the present?
Presented by Dr. Terry Yount, Dean of the Saint Andrews Conservatory in Sanford, FL
The goal of this presentation will be to offer helpful advice about college admissions for college-bound high school students, parents, and their music teachers.
You are here for one of two purposes. Either you are a parent with a rising high school junior or senior who wants to major in music, or you are a student looking for ways to pay for tuition yourself. Either way, you need tools. You must show awards committees that you have what it takes, you will complete your college work successfully, you will give them a good return on their investment in you.
Presented by Allison DeMarco, Founder, Sacred Music Florida Competition
This workshop will guide you through a common sense approach to practice and memorization. We will explore various practice techniques as well as looking at how the brain takes in information in order to recall it on demand.
Presented by Steinway Piano Gallery in Orlando
Find out how to choose the best instrument to encourage your child’s success. Matt Matthews will help you understand what to look for when buying a new or a used instrument and which type is best for your child. Come and learn from the best in the business! Steinway will be offering special discounts and terms for competition contestants.
Presented by Dr. Gordon Mason, faculty member of Saint Andrews Conservatory
Let’s discover together what a conductor does from a real, live Maestro! Why is he or she needed in preparing a large or small ensemble for a performance? A conductor must be able to lead a group of musicians by communicating clearly the intent of the composer. Join us for this hands-on workshop and learn the basics of conducting. All ages welcome!
New York City Organist and Juilliard graduate Alexander Pattavina presents on the mechanical, spiritual, and musical wonders of the pipe organ. In this class, you will be introduced to the organ's history, repertoire, and mechanics. You will hear Alex's story of discovering this magnificent instrument (or, shall we way, the organ discovering him!) and what you can do to pursue a similar path.