Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Boys’ Workshop with Henry Leck

On Thurs, March 20th, 10 male singers from MRMS took part in a special opportunity. We were invited to participate in the MMEA (Massachusetts Music Educators Association) convention at the World Trade Center in Boston to serve as a demo group of “real life middle school male singers”. They sang for and worked with Henry Leck, a rather famous clinician/conductor of young voices, especially boys. He is retired Director of Choral Activities at Butler University and the Artistic Director of the Indianapolis Children’s Chorus. The session was attended by more than 100 music educators from around the Commonwealth. MRMS singers who participated were: Trent Blatz, Domenic Brown, Xander Favazza, Nick Greco, Broderick Kelly, Alex Renaud, Connor Ryan, Chris Shepard, Dennis van Maaren, and Ryan Woodin. 

Mr. Leck worked with our boys, showing off their ranges and showing the educators strategies to develop all ranges of the changing male voice, not just the low notes. Mr. Leck complimented Ryan Woodin publically for thanking him after the session. 

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