Thus far, over forty top international presenters have been chosen, from an unprecedented number of applications, to give seminars, workshops, masterclasses and demonstrations at WSCM2020. Over the next few months more presenters and topics, especially from the Asia-Pacific region, will be announced.
The Symposium’s theme has inspired a range of exciting presentations on such topics as indigenous music and ‘ownership’, diversity and social empowerment, alongside the cornerstone subjects of conducting and vocal technique, articulation, rhythm, intonation, genre exploration, repertoire, movement and programming.
Sacred Harp Music
Two African American Genres: Spiritual and Concert Gospel
The Problematics of Senior Choirs
From Remote Land to the Holy Land
Old Wine in New Skins: Re-contextualizing the Choral Canon
Decolonising Choral Performance
Earth and Sky, Body and Spirit: Indigenous Music of North America
New Choral Music – The Composer's Palette
Respectful Collaboration with Indigenous Artists
Neuroscience and Choral Music
The Talking Drum
Latin American Rhythms
Singing Our Lives – A Haven for Migrants and Refugees
The Nordic Voices Spectrum
Choral Singing in Prisons
Welcoming Transgender and Non-Binary Singers
"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing"
A New Choral Voice for Ireland
Choral Programming Trends in the USA
The Making of "Fatty Legs"
"The Poetry of Earth"
Conducting – A Universal Language?
The Curse of the Piano
Choral Music from India
"Jandamarra – Sing for the Country"
The Greening Power of Song
Drumming in Song (Percussion for Conductors)
Choral Improvisation and Jazz
Sounds of Independence
The Heartbeat of our Songs
From Voice and Physique to 'Choireography'
Songs of the Land and Sea
Na te waha ki te waharoa—The relationship between voice and place