BRADY ALLRED, U.S.A.
Conducting as a Spiritual Power and the Flow of Energy
The conductor creates the perfect performance in their mind’s ear through score study and preparation. Through a combination of spiritual power and energy and meaningful gestures the conductor then brings the piece to life and creates a flow of energy from conductor to singer to audience. This workshop will explore the many ways conductors can shape musical expression on multiple levels and through the flow of energy.
Questions to be discussed:
•How do we create music spiritually? If we don’t, what could happen?
•How do we create the ideal performance, the perfect rendering of the composer’s own creation?
•What is Creation / re-creation – one eternal round We are in a constant search for truth.
As we reflect on the great power of choral music, we should be mindful of using this power wisely in every aspect of our lives and let it be for good, for peace, and for love. We have been blessed with special talents, musical talents—even a creative power. May we use it to create unity, harmony, and oneness.
Artistic Director and Conductor of the Salt Lake Choral Artists in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Brady R. Allred has developed “an international reputation for excellence.” Under his direction the Salt Lake Choral Artists, a non-profit arts organization of seven choirs and over 300 singers, has achieved critical acclaim for their innovative concerts, Summer Choral Institute program, international tours, iTunes and YouTube channels. Dr. Allred was honored by The Salt Lake Tribune and named as one of Utah’s Top 25 Cultural Power Brokers. Known around the world for “exquisite choral singing,” Dr. Allred’s ensembles have been invited to participate in major festivals and competitions around the world. He has performed with the Robert Shaw Festival Singers and the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus under Helmuth Rilling. He has served on international juries for competitions in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Slovenia, Spain, Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, and Thailand and has conducted over one hundred regional and All-State Choirs.
Dr. Allred earned his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting degrees from the Eastman School of Music, and his undergraduate degree in Theory/Composition and Flute Performance from Brigham Young University. He and his wife, soprano Carol Ann Allred, have traveled and performed extensively as Artistic Ambassadors for the United States Information Agency.
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