The 2017 Leadership Symposium was held Jan 20-22 in Palm Springs, CA and was a rousing success, even though the Coachella Valley received record amounts of rainfall over the weekend. In addition to the usual set of workshops for Artistic Directors, Chorus Managers and Board Members, we brought back a singers track this year, with an emphasis on volunteer leaders in the areas of membership and fundraising.
Since we were featuring a symposium chorus, we thought it only fitting to have the Artistic Directors sing, too. You can see a video of the GALA Symposium ADs sing "Quick! We have but a second", an original song by Jane Ramseyer Miller, the Artistic Director of GALA Choruses Inc., on our YouTube channel.
Plans are underway for the 2018 Symposium in Orlando, Florida.