Workshops, Lecture Recitals, and Conferences

The Art of Collaborating in the 21st Century - Support Your Local Composers

A lecture recital/demonstration

Virginia Music Teachers Association Fall Conference
Shenandoah University. Winchester, VA October 2016

An American Music Sampler, Dr. Valente Voice and Piano

A lecture recital highlighting the accomplishments of American song composers

Rappahannock Music Study Club
Montross, VA October 2016

From Commission to Premiere - Collaborating to Bring New Music To Life:

The "Ins and Outs" of Commissioning and Premiering A New Work

Inaugural NATS TALKS

National Association of Teachers of Singing Biennial Conference
Chicago, IL  July 2016

Music Beyond the Score: A Lecture Recital
An exploration of history, style, and performance practice from the Baroque period to today

A lecture recital performed with pianist Oksana Lutsyshyn

Portsmouth Music Club, an affiliate of the National Federation of Music Clubs
West Side Christian Church,  April  2016
Portsmouth, VA

The Art of Collaborating in the 21st Century: Supporting Your Local Composers

2015 - 2016 Theory and Composition Symposium
The Howard University Department of Music Theory and Compositions Studies
Howard University, April 2016
Washington, DC

Building a Foundation for Success                                 

A Lecture-Discussion presented to students in the Musical Theatre degree program at Howard University at their weekly
Town Hall Meeting
Howard University Department of Theatre Arts, February 2016
Washington, DC

People-to-People Retrospective & Where We Go From Here

A presentation to the General Assembly giving an overview of the SAI P2P Project from 2009 through 2015
Sigma Alpha Iota National Convention, July 2015
Saint Louis, Missouri

A Taste of Contemporary Vocal Music

A lecture recital featuring music written for soprano Dr. Liana Valente
Virginia Federation of Music Clubs State Convention, April 2015
Roanoke, Virginia

A New Music Sampler

A lecture recital featuring music written for soprano Dr. Liana Valente
The Springfield Music Club, April 2015
Fairfax, Virginia

Sigma Alpha Iota, Iota A Province Weekend

An overview presentation on the SAI People-to-People International Philanthropic Outreach Project
University of Maryland, April 2015
College Park, Maryland

Sight-Singing in the Piano Studio- From the Early Years On

A demonstration workshop for piano teachers with private studios
Maryland Music Teachers Association, April 2014
Rockville, Maryland

Sigma Alpha Iota, Iota C Province Day

Keynote Address highlighting the work of the SAI People-to-People International Philanthropic Outreach Project
Shepherd University, April 2014
Shepherdstown, West Virginia

The Art of Collaborating in the 21st Century

A lecture demonstration featuring music written for soprano Dr. Liana Valente
College Music Society Joint Regional Conference, February 2014
Knoxville, Tennessee

Celebrating Contemporary Art Song

A lecture recital featuring music from 1900 to the present including songs by Beach, Bowles, Copland, Judy Ross, Derek Healey and Frank Warren
The Tuesday Music Club of Lakeland, November 2012
Lakeland, Florida

Sight Singing in the Piano Studio: From the Early Years On

A demonstration workshop
Florida State Music Teachers Association Annual Convention, November 2012
Deerfield Beach, Florida

The People-to-People Project: Honoring the Past, Looking Towards the Future

Sigma Alpha Iota National Convention, August 2012
Atlanta, Georgia

The Joy of Collaboration - Bringing New Music to Life

A lecture recital with Sharon Wesbrook
Featuring the music of Judy Ross, Derek Healey, Timothy Brown and Christine Arens
National Federation of Music Clubs Annual Conference, June 2012
Indianapolis, Indiana

Speaking for Those Who Have No Voice - The Music of Judy Ross and William Vollinger

A lecture recital with Patrick Fleitz (piano) and Rebecca Vincent (clarinet)
The College Music Society, Southern Chapter Regional Conference, February 2012
Tampa, Florida

From Commission to Premiere - Collaborating to Bring New Music to Life

A lecture featuring music by William Vollinger, John Valerio and Judy Ross
Florida State Music Teachers Association Annual Convention, November 2011
Daytona Beach, Florida

The Power of Song - Championing New Music
Collaborating in the 21st Century with Dr. Timothy Brown

The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium VIII, July 2011
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

People-to-People and YOU, an interactive workshop
Guest Performer: "A Child in the Hole" by William Vollinger with clarinetist Rebecca Vincent

Sigma Alpha Iota Lambda Province Weekend, February 2011
Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

The Artistic Collaborative Process: Reaching Out to Your Communities Around the World

A lecture including the performance of William Vollinger's newly commissioned work, I'm So Sorry I'm Late.
Bethune-Cookman University 21st Annual Arts & Humanities Advisory Council, March 2011
Daytona Beach, Florida

Guest Performer: Collage of Clicking Cliches with composer Christine Arens
Expand Your Club's Influence: Commission Compositions and Artists

Guidelines for commissioning works from local and regional composers as well as a blue-print for hosting a composition competition.
Florida Federation of Music Clubs Fall Session, September 2010
Lakeland, Florida

The Art of Collaborating - Supporting Your Local Composer

A discussion focusing on the collaborative process with demonstrations of contemporary vocal techniques
The College Music Society, Southern Chapter Regional Conference, February 2010
Loyola University, New Orleans

Support Your Local Composer

An introduction to the "ins and outs" of performing traditional and non-traditional contemporary music
Sigma Alpha Iota National Convention, July 2009
Chicago, Illinois

Creativity and Commitment

The Lives and Music of Two Extraordinary Women Composers: Dr. Violet Balestreri Archer and Dorothy J. Ross
with pianist Dr. Howard Kim
Polk Community College Women's History Month Celebration, March 2007
Winter Haven, Florida

Side Door Opera - A Night at the Opera

Inaugural Concert of the new Concert Series with pianist Dr. Howard Kim
The Palladium Theater, October 2006
St. Petersburg, Florida

Be A Champion of Modern Music

A lecture recital featuring the music of H. Owen Reed, Walter S. Hartley, Violet Balestreri Archer, John Valerio and Judy Strubhar Ross with pianist Dr. Howard Kim
Sigma Alpha Iota National Convention, July 2006
Orlando, Florida

Opera, Beyond the Score: A Lecture Recital

A guide to bringing operatic repertoire from the Baroque, Classic, Romantic and Modern periods to life with pianist Sandra Smith
MidSummer Macon Summer Music Festival, June 2005
Macon, Georgia