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Phenomenon of Singing, International Symposium VI

St John's, Newfoundland, June 28 - July 1, 2007

Call for Papers & Presentations

If you're interested in singing.....the place to be in the summer of 2007
is Newfoundland and Labrador. Indulge your musical, creative and scholarly
spirit and join us for this exciting event in Canada's most eastern

FESTIVAL 500 Sharing the Voices, in cooperation with Memorial University
of Newfoundland, invites proposals for papers and presentations at The
Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium VI. This Symposium is an
integral academic component of the FESTIVAL 500 international choral
festival. The purpose of the Symposium is to gather international
expertise and provide a forum for interdisciplinary discourse and
performance, the dissemination of research, and the generation of further
knowledge relating to the phenomenon of singing. The Symposium invites
submissions relating to all aspects of singing and the voice. Submissions
relating to the 2007 special focus area for FESTIVAL 500, Celtic musical
traditions, are encouraged as well.

Go to for Call for Papers and Presentations
and Symposium Brochure.....or continue to read on for information on the

1) Proposal Information
2) Poster Sessions
3) Submission Information
4) 2007 Invited Presenters
5) Opera in the 21st Century - Panel Presentation
6) Come Solo to Festival 500
7) Earn Graduate Credit - Festival 500 Choral Institute
8) Festival Sampler

The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium VI will take place in
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, from June 28 - July 1, 2007, on the
campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland.


Proposal submissions should consist of a 250-word abstract addressing
focus areas of singing such as artistic, physiological, cultural,
sociological, historical, pedagogical, psychological, compositional...and
beyond! A diversity of presentation formats is welcome. These could
include paper presentation, lecture-demonstration, lecture-recital, panel
and roundtable discussion. Presentations are generally 20-minutes in
length, followed by a 10-minute discussion period. Selected papers will be
published in the Symposium VI Proceedings.


Don't miss this new opportunity to share current research and/or practice
with many of the world's top voice and choral scholars! Poster Sessions
will be scheduled throughout the Symposium.


Deadline for submissions is October 15, 2006.  Proposals may be submitted
by mail, fax, or E-mail. Please indicate your institutional affiliation
and e-mail address with your submission. As well, indicate clearly whether
your submission is to be considered for paper/presentation or poster

Send submissions to: 

The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium VI 
P.O. Box 2333, Station C
68 Queen's Road 
St. John's, NL Canada A1C 6E6
Phone: +1-(709) 738-6013
Fax: +1-(709) 738-6014

For inquiries, contact:

Dr. Andrea Rose, Co-Director, Symposium VI
Phone: +1-(709) 737-7602

Prof. Ki Adams, Co-Director, Symposium VI
Phone: +1-(709) 737-3415


Micheal O Suilleabhain - Ireland
Founder and chair of the Irish World Music Centre, University of Limerick,
Micheal's extensive discography, compositions and performance activity are
mirrored in his work as an ethnomusicologist.

Mary Lou Fallis - Canada
Soprano, teacher, renowned CBC Radio/Television personality, and Canada's
foremost musical comedienne, Mary Lou has toured extensively. She is
well-known for her innovative one-woman shows, including Primadonna.

Alice Parker - USA
Composer, conductor, teacher and highly acclaimed workshop facilitator,
Alice continues to inspire audiences to explore their own impulse to sing.
With over 800 compositions (operas, cantatas, folksong and hymn
arrangements), Alice was for decades a close collaborator with choral icon
Robert Shaw.

Margaret Bennett - Scotland
Singer and researcher, Margaret is one of the world's foremost authorities
on Scottish folklore. She holds an honorary Music Research Fellowship at
the University of Glasgow School of Scottish and Celtic Studies.

David Carey - Ireland
Psychologist, author and lecturer, David has explored the healing power of
music and its impact on children in distress. His activities and interest
have focused on the impact of the creative arts on the lives of
disadvantaged children and the importance of its context in education.


Panel Presentation featuring leaders in the opera world (via video

John Greer - USA
Director and Chair of Opera Studies and Professor of Collaborative Piano,
New England Conservatory, Boston, MA.

James Wright - Canada
General Director, Vancouver Opera Company.

Paul Reeve - United Kingdom
Deputy Director of Education, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Carrol Anne Curry - Canada
The voice of the Opera Update on CBC Radio Two's Saturday Afternoon at the
Opera, and Managing Director, Dean Arts Management.

Lotfi Mansouri - USA
General Director Emeritus, San Francisco Opera.

Judith Forst - Canada
World-renowned Canadian mezzo-soprano.


Immediately following the Symposium is the eight-day choral festival.
FESTIVAL 500 Sharing the Voices offers a special discount to Symposium
presenters and delegates who would like to participate in this event. As a
Come Solo participant, you can take part in workshops, hear choirs from
around the world each evening, sing in the Grande Finale, and go to the
big party at the end of the week. Guest clinicians for FESTIVAL 500
include Dale Warland, Michael McGlynn, Jing Ling-Tam, Sanna Valvanne,
Stephen Hatfield, Anita Best, Margaret Bennett, and Alice Parker. See our
special guest artists take the stage - Anuna (Ireland) and Canada's own
Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers. Listen and enjoy World of Music
massed performances with conductors Javier Busto and Iwan Edwards. The
festival ends with a gigantic Grande Finale concert with a massed adult
choir under the direction of conductor Celso Antunes and a massed youth
choir under the direction of conductor Lyn Williams Come and join in the
excitement! Contact the festival office for more information.

7) Earn Graduate Credit 


Earn graduate credit by attending the Choral Institute co-sponsored by
FESTIVAL 500 and Memorial University of Newfoundland. Both the Faculty of
Education and School of Music at Memorial University offer a complement of
graduate courses in the areas of choral conducting, vocal/choral pedagogy,
and Celtic musical traditions. Through participation in both the festival
and symposium, participants expand their knowledge of and experience with
all aspects of singing and earn graduate credit at the same time.
Enrollment is limited, so register early. For more information and
application procedures, see our website at or contact
the Festival 500 office.

8) Festival Sampler

Symposium presenters and/or delegates can take advantage of a two-day
participation package for FESTIVAL 500, Monday, July 2 and Tuesday, July
3, 2007. Attend workshops led by choral experts and hear choirs perform at
the evening World of Music concerts. This offer is available to Symposium
presenters and delegates ONLY.
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