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Workshops, Lecture Recitals, and Conferences

  • Howard University Music Theory-Composition Lecture Series

    A Shared Vision: Exploring the Commissioning Process.
    A Lecture-Recital with pianist Dr. Yuri Chayama.
    Washington, DC October 2019

  • Howard University Faculty Lecture Series

    Your Voice Matters: Successful Strategies for Using Your Voice in the Classroom, the Studio, on Stage, and in Your Community
    Washington, DC September 2019

  • 60th Biennial Convention, National Federation of Music Clubs

    Opening Session Address: NFMC and the United Nations
    Jacksonville, FL June 2019

  • 7th Music Cities Convention presented by Sound Diplomacy

    Panel Member: Diverse Communities - Music, Diversity and City Development
    Lafayette, LA October 2018

  • Expanding the Classical Vocal Canon:
    Observations from an HBCU Voice Studio

    A lecture recital with Ms. Anne Lee
    College Music Society North East Regional Conference
    University of Delaware, Newark, DE March 2018

  • Quantifying the Abstract:
    Is There a Correlation Between Participating in Fine Arts Activities and Improved Quality of Life?

    A paper presentation
    7th Aging and Society Interdisciplinary Conference
    Berkeley, CA November 2017

  • Dreams Kept, Dreams Deferred

    A lecture recital with composer Dr. Timothy Brown and pianist Mr. James Welch
    College Music Society International Conference Sydney, Australia July 2017

  • Expanding the Classical Vocal Canon: Observations from an HBCU Voice Studio

    A lecture recital with Ms. Laurie Bunn
    College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference Towson University, MD March 2017

  • 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