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Ensemble Boot Camp

GALA ensembles, here is your chance to devote an entire weekend to honing your vocal and ensemble skills! Six ensembles will have the opportunity to work with clinician-extraordinaire, Michael Hayden, in private workshop settings as master classes with all of the ensembles.

Ensembles will perform for each other and for other singing delegates at the very gay Parliament House on Sunday morning. The schedule is designed so that ensemble singers can also sing with the SSAA or TTBB Symposium Singers.

The GALA Ensemble Boot Camp is open to the first six ensembles that memberservices [at] (register)! Note that special registration discounts are available for ensembles bringing at least four singers. To register your ensemble, send an email to memberservices [at] (Sue Bell).

Michael Hayden is choral director at Mira Costa High School in California and has worked extensively with choirs and ensembles across North America as a choral clinician and ensemble coach.

Ensemble Boot Camp Schedule

Friday, February 16
1:00pm Ensemble Coaching & Master Class with Michael (optional)
Ensemble rehearsal, prep for evening performance
5:30pm Symposium Registration & Reception
6:15pm Ensembles perform for GALA reception, as available
7:15pm Ensemble Dinners – a chance to meet singers from other ensembles
Saturday, February 17
9:00am Symposium Singers rehearsal
Ensemble Coaching with Michael (30 min each)
Vocal and management workshops – see schedule
Noon Lunch break, Round-Table sessions
2:00pm Symposium Singers rehearsal
Ensemble Coaching with Michael (30 min each)
Vocal and management workshops – see schedule
5:30pm Reception, Auction & Fundraiser
Evening Dinner on your own
Sunday, February 18
9:00am Final Symposium Singers rehearsal
10:30am Ensemble performances at the Parliament House
Noon Delegate luncheon: Symposium Singers & Ensemble performances
2:00pm Final wrap-up and notes with Michael
3:30pm Depart for Home

Dr. Michael Hayden

"Michael is brilliant at bringing together excellent musicality with theater, staging, and high-octane performing. I am thrilled that a new generation of singers is getting the opportunity to work with him!"
- Bob Mensel, Portland Gay Men’s Chorus Artistic Director

"If you sing with Michael Hayden, expect to be amazed, challenged, energized and to learn things about your voice that you never knew was possible!"
- Jane Ramseyer Miller, GALA Artistic Director