Choral Chameleon Virtual Institute

Class limited to 8 students // Our schedule is designed to accommodate students from multiple time zones.

Backed by over a decade of international success as a choral arranger, Vince Peterson, who is also Founder and Artistic Director of award-winning choir Choral Chameleon, will share tips and tricks for getting the most out of arranging for your target group.
A single, seminal folk song (from the public domain) will be assigned and classmates will share drafts of their arrangements over a period of five days. A survey and analysis of well-crafted arrangements will also be included in the discussions. As a bonus, students will have the option to have their arrangements recorded by Matthew Curtis of Choral Tracks at a discounted fee.

You will find some great video examples of Peterson’s work on our workshop’s web page.

Day 1 – Monday, January 11th – 1pm to 2:30pm
Meet and Greet
Survey of successful arrangements with listening and discussion
Assignment of folk song for project

Day 2 – Tuesday, January 12th
Work Day (Instructor available for brief questions)

Day 3 – Wednesday, January 13th – 1pm to 3:30pm
Sharing of first drafts with Instructor and Group Commentary
Create lists of possible edits to arrangements for each student

Day 4 – Thursday, January 14th
Work Day (Instructor available for brief questions)

Day 5 – Friday, January 15th – 1pm to 3:30pm
Sharing of second (final) drafts with Instructor and Group Commentary
Possible special guests for additional commentary
Send final versions to Matthew Curtis

The Choral Chameleon Virtual Institute is also hosting classes in Score Reading and Ear Training (Intermediate, Advanced & ‘Extreme’). Choral Arranging Workshop can be bundled with either, or both, of the other classes for a generous discount:
+Score Reading $200
+Ear Training $250
+Ear Training and Score Reading $330
Please note that Score Reading and Ear Training classes run for 7 days from 9th-15th January 2021.


Deadline 10 January 2021



January 10


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