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2013 Managers & Director's Schedule

2013 Retreat Agenda

Join us for a unique retreat where the agenda and discussion topics are created by the managers and directors who attend. You are invited to submit your own requests for discussion topics in the GALA Chat page. Any topic from very specific to broad conceptual issues are welcome.

GALA “Best in Show” Fair

For our opening event Friday afternoon, each chorus is invited to bring a visual representation of a “best idea” from 2012: unique programming theme, outreach strategy, social media campaign, fundraising event...you name it. Tables will be available for your presentation (think Science Fair). Be creative! Audio, visuals, costumes, photos, and handouts are all encouraged. In addition, bring copies of a short summary of your “best idea” with your contact information so that delegates can connect if they have questions or want to follow up.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18TH

  5:00-7:30pm Registration: Point Loma
  5:00-6:30pm GALA "Best of Show" Fair - Palm I
  6:30-7:30pm Meet and Greet Cash Bar: Cabanas (outdoors) light refreshments will be served and the San Diego choruses will perform

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19TH

  ARTISTIC DIRECTORS - Palm II
  9:00am-5:00pm Participants to set their own agenda
  LARGE CHORUS EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS - Crown Point
  9:00am-5:00pm Participants to set their own agenda
  MID-SIZE CHORUS ADMINISTRATORS - Mariner Point
  9:00am-5:00pm Participants to set their own agenda

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20TH

  ARTISTIC DIRECTORS - Palm II
  9:00-10:30am Participants to set their own agenda
  LARGE CHORUS EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS - Crown Point
  9:00-10:30am Participants to set their own agenda
  MID-SIZE CHORUS ADMINISTRATORS - Mariner Point
  9:00-10:30am Participants to set their own agenda
  GROUP MEETING - Palm II
  10:30-11:30am Group discussion of GALA programs and upcoming events
  BRUNCH - Palm Court
  11:30am-1:00 pm
  ARTISTIC DIRECTORS - Palm II
  1:00-5:00 pm Participants to set their own agenda
  LARGE CHORUS EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS - Crown Point
  1:00-5:00 pm Participants to set their own agenda
  MID-SIZE CHORUS ADMINISTRATORS - Mariner Point
  1:00-5:00pm Participants to set their own agenda

Hyatt Regency

Planned Discussion Topics

  • Support and discussion for mid-sized chorus managers
  • Full-time ED conversations
  • Holiday repertoire reading session
  • Core repertoire for outreach gigs
  • General repertoire reading session
  • Youth chorus networking and topics
  • Starting a youth chorus
  • Conversation with GALA board, staff and all delegates