WomenSing’s 2013 Youth Inspiring Youth Emerging Composers’ Workshop,
a collaboration with the Kalmanovitz School of Education’s Center for Environmental Literacy, featuring
Teaching Artists Libby Larsen and Cristian Grases, the 2013 YIY composer Julia Seeholzer, Artistic Director Martín Benvenuto and the singers of WomenSing.
When: Saturday, April 20 – 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: De LaSalle Hall/Hagerty Lounge
9:15 “Hay un Rio Oscuro”, by Julia Seeholzer
(WomenSing and Contra Costa Children’s Chorus Honors Ensemble)
11:00 Text-setting in Spanish Panel (Benvenuto, Grases, Larsen, Seeholzer)
11:30 Nunez Criome mi madre from “Four Spanish Lullabies”, Aires de Quisqueya (Cristian Grases coaches WomenSing)
12:30 DISMISS including Contra Costa Children’s Chorus Honors Ensemble
Open rehearsal - join and depart at times of your choice
ABOUT YOUTH INSPIRING YOUTH
With a focus on youth, opportunities and a creative process, WomenSing’s Youth Inspiring Youth—Commissioning Emerging Composers project provides the opportunity for young composers to create new choral music, mentored by internationally recognized composers Libby Larsen and Cristian Grases. Through a blind application/submission process judged by WomenSing’s Artistic Leadership Team, two competition winners are commissioned to write treble choral works. Texts for these works are provided by the award-winning children’s poetry from the River of Wordsproject, which is part of the Center for Environmental Literacy at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California. In Youth Inspiring Youth (YIY), all participants take part in a series of events, including public workshops* and discussions, culminating in the commissioned works being premiered in concert by WomenSing. Since the program’s inception in 2008, WomenSing has commissioned nine pieces.