Lindsey Bruner Woodcock
Thursday March 10th - 9:45am
The Choral Musician as Teaching Artist: Methods for Engaging Concert Audiences
Program notes and brief introductory remarks have long been the vehicle for informing and educating concert audiences. However, master Teaching Artists agree that a more impactful way to give our audiences “a way into” the music is by inviting them to do more than simply attend a concert. This session will demonstrate simple methods for inviting audiences to participate, create, or reflect on the music in a way that deepens personal responses to it. These types of interactive concert elements are perfect for civic, professional, and school ensembles who are looking to connect with audiences in new and meaningful ways.
Lindsey Bruner Woodcock is a DMA candidate in Choral Conducting at the University of Georgia. Prior to studies at UGA, Lindsey earned degrees from Iowa State University (B.M.) and the University of Iowa (M.A.). Lindsey has held teaching positions in elementary, middle school, high school, collegiate, and church settings. Lindsey’s doctoral research is focused on audience engagement and the ways in which interactive performances can enhance the concert experience.