Friday March 11th - 8:30am
RSS TB Choirs: Beyond the Sea Shanty: Voice Building with Beginning TB Singers
This session is built on the concept of appropriate pedagogy and skill building for those beginning TB singers in our ensembles, through the avenue of repertoire that is both age-appropriate and beyond the "normal" themes of sea shanties and drinking songs. Both of these concepts will be presented under the umbrella of creating a climate and culture of trust in our ensembles, schools, and communities.
Alonso Brizuela is currently the Director of Choral Activities at Lakes High School in Lakewood, WA, and conducts the Men’s Choir and Concert Choir with Tacoma Youth Chorus. Mr. Brizuela recently completed his Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington with Dr. Geoffrey Boers and Dr. Giselle Wyers. His previous education experience took him from his BME at Pacific Lutheran University to teach choir and guitar at Ridgeline Middle School in Yelm, WA. Alonso is an active participant in the local music community, having sung with PLU Choral Union, Symphony Tacoma Voices, and adjudicating Solo & Ensemble contests and large group festivals around the Pacific Northwest.