Peter Kolar’s 2019 Fall Institute Events
Friday, October 18
Introduction to Hispanic Music Ministry
Breakout 7 (4:15 PM – 5:30 PM) | Gratz 4F
Starting a Spanish Mass for the first time? New to the repertoire and ways of Spanish-language worship? Venturing into the Hispanic realm can seem daunting and overwhelming. Cultural competency is key, but more importantly, an openness of mind and heart to encounter. In addition to reviewing basics of Spanish pronunciation for singers, we’ll explore issues of dominant culture, generational differences, music-learning techniques, and the importance of Latino devotions.
Saturday, October 19
Essential Bilingual Repertoire for Your Parish
Reading Session 2 (9:00 AM – 10:00 AM) | Borwell Dining Hall
Come and learn pieces both already-beloved and newly-composed that will work to unify your parish’s English-and-Spanish-speaking communities through song.
Introduction to Hispanic Music Styles
Breakout 8 (10:15 AM – 11:30 AM) | Gratz 4E
An ensemble-minded tour of the energetic, captivating styles found across Hispanic liturgical music. We’ll break down the mechanics of each and learn how to emulate them with your own instrumentation.
Keyboard Accompanying in an Authentic Hispanic Style
Breakout 9 (1:00 PM – 2:15 PM) | Gratz 4E
A session specifically for pianists and organists who either play in an ensemble setting or single-handedly must lead an assembly using Spanish-language or bilingual repertoire. We’ll focus on familiarity with the primary styles you’ll encounter and analyze the mechanics of each so that you can be authentic and culturally-sensitive in your playing — while having a little fun!