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Transient Glory Symposium: February 15-18, 2012


Transient Glory® was created in 2001 by Francisco J. Núñez for the Young People’s Chorus of New York City™ to spotlight the children’s chorus as an instrument capable of making music of the highest quality. In 2005 YPC gave its first Transient Glory Symposium at the Steinhardt School at New York University. Now, YPC is so happy to partner with the Carnegie Hall Choral Institute to present its second symposium, featuring eight Transient Glory compositions of more than 60 pieces of music YPC has commissioned to date from many of the most visionary composers of our time.  YPC believes that this symposium will bring national attention to this music and enable even more choruses and conductors around the country to perform this groundbreaking music of the new century.

EXPERIENCE a 3 day symposium of new works for young voices as part of Transient Glory commissioning series of the Young People's Chorus of New York City.

LEARN to bring this exhilarating music to life and work with today's foremost composers and conductors, exploring new literature, and honing rehearsal techniques.

LEAD students in the groundbreaking music of the 21st century.

Teachers, conductors and students are invited to partake in this extraordinary opportunity to work directly with eight of today’s leading composers, master conductors, premier instrumentalists, and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City in the heart of Manhattan.  The Transient Glory Symposium, an extension of YPC’s groundbreaking Transient Glory commissioning series, will prepare eight Conducting Fellows and eight Associates to perform challenging choral works in one of three of New York City’s leading concert venues: Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, the trendy Le Poisson Rouge, and the beautiful Kaufmann Hall at the 92nd Street Y.  Fellows and Associates will participate for FREE, and auditors are invited to join us for only $30 /day.  Fellows will also receive an $800 travel stipend.

Through the unique 3-day rotation of “Performance,” “Choir,” and “Literature” days, participants will experience the quality preparation and performance of eight commissioned works, become more effective in score study, examine the literature available, and gain advanced skills in presenting this new music to their singers and audiences.  Small groups of participants will have the opportunity to be intimately involved with the content, presenters, and composers; have time to apply their newly gained knowledge and skills; and create a network of individuals with whom they can reflect and share.

The Symposium will link today’s foremost contemporary composers, Francisco J. Núñez, Young People’s Chorus of New York City, an outstanding slate of presenters, leading performance venues, and attendees in an exhilarating, enlightening, educational, and entertaining experience.