Nationally known song leader Nick Page will be featured in “Sing With Us,” a concert by the Eastman Community Music School’s Children’s Chorus with choral director Karie Templeton at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at the Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word in Rochester. Admission to the concert will be free, donations will be accepted.
Page, the director of the Mystic Chorale of Boston, is a composer, conductor, book author, and song leader who works with children, adults, educators, and music specialists. He has taught at all K-12 levels and has studied ethnomusicology and different musical styles, including South African Mbube choral style with Joseph Shabalala of the group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and jazz and pop choral styles with Bobby McFerrin.
While at Eastman, Page will present a workshop for Eastman School of Music students on “Poetry to Music,” discussing how poems and nursery rhymes can become musical compositions using contrast in volume, tempo, and other musical elements. The hour-long workshop starts at 3:30 p.m. in 902 Annex in the main building of the Eastman School. In addition, students will be able to observe the Chorus’s rehearsal in Messinger Hall earlier that day.
“Sing With Us” and Page’s appearance are co-sponsored by the Eastman Community Music School, the Office of Student Life at the Eastman School of Music, Music Educators National Conference Chapter 50, and the Eastman School of Music Students Association.
The Eastman Community Music School’s preparatory and adult education programs have been an integral part of the Eastman School of Music since the Eastman School opened in 1921. Approximately 1,300 of all ages annually enroll for classes and lessons in the Eastman Community Music School.
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Sunday, March 20
Sing With Us: Eastman Children’s Chorus. Nick Page, guest conductor; Karie Templeton, choral director.
Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word, 597 East Ave., Rochester
Free, donations accepted.