Performance Title



John J. Cali School of Music

Date(s) of Performance

October 12-16, 2021


Andrea Haines, soprano; Molly Noon, soprano; Katie Jeffries-Harris, alto; Barney smith, artistic director & countertenor; Blake Morgan, tenor; Euan Williamson, tenor; Chris Moore, baritone; Jonathan Pacey, bass; Paul Smith, co-founder & CEO of Voces8 Foundation


The acclaimed British vocal ensemble VOCES8 will work with MSU students on vocal and ensembles techniques, communication, and listening skills including original MSU student choral compositions. Workshops will include Environmental Music Therapy, Music Education, and Entrepreneurship students. The residency will culminate in a Merkin Hall concert with VOCES8 and MSU Singers.




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Additional Information

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4 – 6pm “The Art of Ensemble” – Introducing VOCES8: Leshowitz: (PUBLIC) Vocal techniques & ensemble skills in action; communication; stylistic diversity 7 – 8.30 Masterful Musings moderated by Prof. Laura Dolp. A conversation about the inner workings of VOCES8. Audience questions welcome: Leshowitz: (PUBLIC) 7 - 8.30 Composition forum in 201 (STUDENTS ONLY)

Thursday, October 14, 2021 11:15–12:30 pm Directing Unconducted Vocal Ensembles workshop: Leshowitz (STUDENTS ONLY) 11:15-12.30pm Aural Skills III/IV/Composition Practicum in G55 (STUDENTS ONLY) 1 – 2:15 pm Choral, Vocal & Music Ed Workshops: Chorale + GR Voice Students in G55/201/Lesh (STUDENTS ONLY) 2:30 – 4 pm University Singers rehearsing with VOCES8: G55/Lesh (STUDENTS ONLY) 5 – 6:30 pm Composition Reading – 3 new student works for a cappella vocal ensemble: Leshowitz (STUDENTS ONLY) 7:30 – 9 pm Cultivating Healing Environments via Vocal Ensemble – Music Therapy workshop: 230 (STUDENTS ONLY) 7:30 - 9 pm Entrepreneurial Workshop: Co-hosted MSU-ACDA chapter Leshowitz (PUBLIC)

Saturday, October 16, 2021 12 - 3pm “Insights into the VOCES8 Process” - Immersive Workshop Experience: Merkin Hall, NYC (PUBLIC) 4.30-6pm Dress Rehearsal (University Singers + VOCES8 ONLY) (STUDENTS ONLY) 7:30pm Concert: “After Silence” featuring VOCES8 + University Singers Merkin, NYC