Choral Conference and Festival
From May 18 - 22, 2016, choral musicians from across Canada and around the world will gather in Edmonton, Alberta, for 4 days of choral performances and professional development sessions.
The Podium 2016 Festival includes more than a dozen public concerts featuring an exceptional roster of choirs from across Canada and beyond. Podium Late Night performances will highlight contemporary a cappella groups and vocal jazz ensembles.
Interest sessions at Podium are for choir directors and choral administrators, and encompass a wide range of topics including repertoire, conducting technique, performance approach, and use of technology. Podium delegates will have the opportunity to choose from 25 interest sessions.
The Podium Marketplace hosts choral vendors from across North America who will display and explain their products and services. The Marketplace provides the opportunity for delegates to meet industry partners and to purchase materials for their classrooms, studios, and personal libraries.
The National Youth Choir of Canada
The National Youth Choir of Canada, under the direction of Michael Zaugg, will be in residence at Podium and will be featured at a Podium Highlight Concert. The National Choral Awards will also be presented at the Podium Banquet.
Podium 2016 Conference and Festival is presented by the Alberta Choral Federation in cooperation with Choral Canada.