Student Workshops

High School Workshop with Jamie Hillman
February 23, 2024

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural youth workshop combining youth singers from local high school choral programs and members of GCC, we’re excited to welcome Dr. Jamie Hillman as our 2024 Clinician.

Jamie is a Canadian and American musician, active as a conductor, singer, pianist, music educator, and composer-arranger. He holds the endowed Elmer Iseler Chair in Conducting at the University of Toronto where he is Director of Choral Studies and an Associate Professor. He conducts the U of T MacMillan Singers and leads the master’s and doctoral degree programs in Choral Conducting, as well as the annual summer Choral Conducting Symposium.

Jamie is a dynamic musical force and we are fortunate to have him as part of this workshop.

High School Workshop with Waleed Abdulhamid – February 24, 2023

GCC welcomes Sudanese guest artist Waleed Abdulhamid, Director of City Choir,  in an exciting workshop and performance.

Combining youth singers from local high school choral programs and members of GCC, Waleed will lead the group in the creation of a new choral work.

This project will provide:

  • an opportunity to learn about North African musical traditions, instruments, melodies, rhythms, and philosophy
  • teach a different style of learning than the traditional score-reading music through improvisation and aural instruction
  • musicianship development for talented youth musicians
  • creation and premiere of a new cross-cultural work, expanding the choral experience in Canada.
SingOUT - Guelph Chamber Choir - Community Outreach - Waleed Abdulhamid

The day will also include a new work from our Emerging Composer-in-Residence, Silas Chinsen, developed in collaboration with Guelph students.