Conference

an In-Service for West Virginia Music Educators
March 5 - 7, 2020
Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center
Charleston WV

Conductor

Tim Seelig

Tim Seelig is conductor, singer, teacher and motivational speaker. In addition to Artistic Director and Conductor of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, he continues an extremely busy guest-conducting and teaching schedule throughout the U.S. and across the globe. He is Conductor Emeritus of the Turtle Creek Chorale, which he conducted for 20 years and served on the faculty at Southern Methodist University for 14 years.

Dr. Seelig holds four degrees, including the Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of North Texas and the Diploma from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. He has authored numerous books and DVDs on choral technique including best-sellers The Perfect Blend, and The Perfect Rehearsal as well as The Perfect Choral Workbook, Quick Choral Fixes and The Music Within.

Dr. Seelig’s early training was as a singer. He made his European operatic debut at the Staatsoper in St. Gallen, Switzerland and his solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall. He appeared as soloist in world premieres of composers including John Corigliano, Conrad Susa and Peter Schikele (P.D.Q. Bach).

Dr. Seelig has conducted annually at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center for 25 years. Interesting facts include conducting the Guinness Book Of World Record's Longest Choral Concert and carrying the Olympic torch in 1996 as a community Hero.

His recordings have been on Billboard Top Ten and iTunes Top Ten classical charts. His choruses have been the topic of three documentaries. The PBS documentary about the TCC received the national Emmy award for best documentary. The latest documentary is making the festival rounds now (2019) and won the Audience awards at Tribeca and 11 other festivals thus far.

His groups have commissioned choral works for a variety of amazing organizations. Some of those are amfAR (The American Foundation for AIDS Research), the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation featuring Dr. Maya Angelou and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital featuring Marlo Thomas. Recent commissions “Testimony” by Stephen Schwartz, “Tyler’s Suite” for the Tyler Clementi Foundation, “New Year’s Carol” by Ola Gjeilo, “I Am Harvey Milk” by Andrew Lippa and “#twitterlieder” by James Eakin. “Tyler’s Suite” has nine composers including Stephen Schwarts, John Corigliano, Stephen Flaherty and more.

Known for his enthusiasm and sense of humor, Grammy Magazine says, “Dr. Seelig takes eclecticism to new heights.” Fanfare Magazine says he raises singers from “the ranks of amateur choir to one receiving wide recognition for excellent performances of appealing, fresh repertoire.” The New York Times calls Seelig an “expressive performer,” and the Fort Worth Star Telegram quips, “Seelig slices a thick cut of ham.”

He is the proud grandfather of the amazing Clara Skye and Eden Mae. 

Repertoire

  1. Exsultate by Jacob Narverud - 8 parts (One Soprano split to check on first page)   YouTube
  2. Tree of Peace by Gweneth Walker    YouTube
  3. Stars by Eric Esenvalds     YouTube
  4. Being Alive arr. By Mac Huff     YouTube
  5. Musical Risotto by Jonathan Wilcocks    YouTube

Gorby's Music

www.gorbysmusic.com
304-744-9452
800-642-3070

Kerr's Music World

www.kerrsmusic.com
304-345-3011
800-642-3047

JW Pepper

www.jwpepper.com
800-345-6296

2020 Regional Auditions

Date            Region         Time              Regional Chair             Location

2/10                6            9:00 am            Robin Bohn                Liberty High School

2/11                5            9:00 am            David Scherrick        John Marshall High School

2/11                4            4:30 pm            Jennifer Ratliff          Parkersburg South High School

2/12                3            9:00 am            Dale Miller                 Sissonville High School

2/12                2            3:30 pm            Ed Harkless              Cabell-Midland High School

2/13                1            8:45 am            Barbara Lutz            Greenbrier East High School

2/14                7            9:00 am            Katie Schramm       Martinsburg High School

Regional Map

Accompanist Auditions

Accompanist auditions will be held at West Virginia University on December 15th. In the event that there is only one or two applicants, the auditions will be held digitally via a video messaging service on the same day at scheduled times. Please read the applicant and audition requirements below. Email kschramm@wvvma.com to schedule an audition.

WV VOCAL ASSOCIATION BYLAWS
Article I – All-State Chorus


Section 3. Participation for accompanists must represent the school which he/she is enrolled and be recommended by the schools’ choral director. Each teacher who has student(s) participating in the All-State Chorus shall be a member of NAfME, shall be registered and attend the WVMEA conference with his/her student(s) as the primary chaperone for his/her student(s).

For the audition be prepared to play:
all of the literature,
excerpts of split score vocal parts,
ascending/descending major scales and cadences,
and, aurally dictated vocal warm up with guidance from the panel. 

Forms

Rooming

The following hotels will be offering conference attendees discounted rates for a limited time. Call to reserve your room(s) and mention West Virginia Music Educators Association to receive the following rates. Early booking is recommended.

EMBASSY SUITES

300 Court Street
Charleston, WV 25301
304-347-8700
Rate: $149
Cut off date: 2/4/2019

TOWN CENTER MARRIOTT

200 Lee Street
East Charleston, WV 25301
304-345-6500
Rate: $144
Cut off date: 2/14/2019

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS

100 Civic Center Drive
Charleston, WV 25301
855-729-5133
Rate: $139
Cut off date: 2/11/2019

FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON

600 Kanawha Blvd.
E. Charleston, WV 25301
304-344-4092
Rate $119
Cut off date: 2/5/2019

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