Our next coffee chat is this Friday, October 19, 2018.
Coming October 28, 2018
We will be meeting and eating Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 3:00 pm. It’s a great opportunity for potential members to learn more about the chapter, so please invite someone to join you! Contact us for the address and to RSVP. We hope to see you on Sunday!
Registration is now available for Songfest 2018. Please visit our page to register online or download the application form to return via email or post. We’re looking forward to hearing your music!
President: Rachel Goldenberg
Past President: Melanie Cherniwchan
Vice President: Julie Harris
Treasurer: Lorna Sewell
Secretary: Patty Shortreed
Publicity/Website: Naomi Williams
Our annual professional workshop will be held on Saturday, September 16 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Doolittle Theatre at the University of Calgary. This workshop is FREE to our members and will be open to others for a fee of $50. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to either inquire about membership or to RSVP your attendance. There are only 25 spots available at this workshop, and these spots are being held for NATS Calgary chapter members until September 8. You must RSVP if you will be attending before that time. If you are not a member and would like to be added to a waitlist, please email us to let us know. Please see below for more information, or check out our presenters’ website here.
March 8, 9, 10, 2017
Southwood United Church
Awards Concert: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 7 p.m. Tickets by donation.
Please refer to our “Songfest” page for registration information.
This one-day course open to all musicians and teachers consists of two three-hour sessions (with short breaks between) separated by a one-hour lunch break. Maximum enrollment is 24 participants. There is plenty of time given to embody the materials through practical exercises and explorations, examination of skeletal models and visual aids.
Hour One: Somatics, Senses and Attention— understanding the basic principles of Body Mapping; learning to use the kinesthetic sense; cultivating inclusive awareness
Hour Two: The Places of Balance—recognizing the weight bearing and delivery capacity of the skeleton, finding optimal postural balance and using it to mechanical advantage in singing and playing
Hour Three: The Arm Structure—detailed anatomy and optimal use of the arm structure
Hour Four: The Movement and Structures of Breathing—breathing, articulation, etc.
Hour Five: The Lower Limb—function, structure and size of the leg for optimal movement in music making
Hour Six: Practical Integration of Principles— participants are encouraged to bring their instruments and work with the instructor in a group setting to embody the principles learned in the course; instruction in Constructive Rest and other exercises to improve body awareness