Summer Conference at ECCO 2014

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Summer Conference
at ECCO 2014

July 27-30, 2014

featuring Pat & Marcia Patton

Howard Swan Award Winner: Dr. Albert McNeil

ECCO 2014 Program & Schedule
The Conference was fantastic!  Check throughout this page for handouts, videos, and/or other materials provided by the session leaders.

Click here to view video of Dr. Albert McNeil leading a reading session

Swan Award Handouts
Banzo Maracatu – Translation
May Lou Williams, LA Times Article
Bullerengue – Translation

About Patrick Patton

ppattonDr. Patton holds the Doctor of Musical Arts and the Master of Music degrees in Choral Conducting from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He received the Bachelor of Music in Education degree from the University of Wyoming. He has made over 400 appearances on four continents as guest conductor, adjudicator, and workshop clinician. Some of his credits include conductor of the All-Northwest ACDA Women’s Choir, the Northwest Division ACDA 9th and 10th grade honor choir, the Minnesota MENC All-State 9th and 10th grade mixed honor choir, and All-State Honor Choirs in Colorado, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Dr. Patton is an adjudicator for Heritage Music Festivals traveling throughout the United States every spring. He has traveled to London for that same company as an adjudicator of bands, orchestras, and choirs.

Dr. Patton traveled to Brazil as conductor of the Wyoming Partners Chorale and presenter of workshops in choral conducting and interpretation to college professors, teachers, and students. He later returned to Brazil as a guest of the University of Brasilia offering workshops in choral rehearsal techniques and civic choir organization. In addition, he traveled professionally with the U.S.O. overseas entertainment organization and the “Up With People!” shows serving as lead guitarist, vocal arranger, and musical director.

The Casper College Collegiate Chorale has joined forces on numerous occasions for the presentation of major choral/orchestral works including the “Requiems” of Brahms, Verdi, and Rutter, the Dvorak “Te Deum”, the Vaughan-Williams “Serenade to Music”, and Orff’s “Carmina Burana”. The choir has joined with the Helena Symphony and Chorale in a presentation of the Poulenc “Gloria” “Carmina Burana”, Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” as well as many other major choral/orchestral works. In addition, the choir joined the Cheyenne Symphony and Wyoming Symphony in Casper for performances of Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony”.

Dr. Patton’s ensembles have performed on numerous occasions at the Wyoming State Music Educator’s National Conference and regional ACDA conventions. He has presented workshops at both the state and regional levels for MENC and ACDA. He has also been featured as guest tenor soloist with the Casper Symphony, Casper Civic Chorale, and the Helena Symphony and Chorale. In addition to the regularly scheduled concert series, Dr. Patton directs the annual Casper College Madrigal Feast and serves as co-director of the Casper College Jazz Festival. He is an active member of the National Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi, Music Educators National Conference, and the American Choral Directors Association.

About Marcia Patton

mpattonMarcia has taught music at all levels (K-12) in Casper, Cheyenne, and Newcastle, Wyoming, and at Olathe North High School in Kansas. She is retired as choral director at Kelly Walsh High School, where multiple choirs under her direction were chosen to perform on state and regional ACDA and MENC conventions.

She founded the Casper Children’s Chorale in 1979, after moving from Cheyenne where she conducted the Cheyenne Children’s Chorus. She was US Regional award winner of the High School Activities Music Educator Award, and twice recognized as Wyoming Northeast District Music Educator of the Year. She was recognized multiple times as an influential educator for the Natrona School District #1 Academic Awards. Marcia has been honored to receive the NCSD#1 Medallion of Excellence, the 2005 Casper Rotary Community Service Award, and the 2007 award as Casper’s “Woman of Distinction”. In 2002 she was the Wyoming Teacher of the Year, and in 2010 was honored as Distinguished Alumna from the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences.

Marcia is past president of Wyoming ACDA (American Choral Directors Association), served three terms as Northwest Division Repertoire and Standards Chair for Women’s Choirs, and is the current Children’s Choir Division Chair. She founded and serves on the board for the Wyoming ACDA Children’s State Honor Choir, now in its 18th season. Marcia was named a national chorus expert by MENC (Music Educators National Conference, now NAME), featured as January 2009 “Choral Director of Note” by Choral Directors Magazine, and has presented and published interest sessions nationally for ACDA (notably “The Venus Factor”). She serves as a choral adjudicator for Heritage Music Festivals, judging festivals in California, Florida, Texas, Nevada and Colorado. Her musical experience as a performer and clinician has taken her to Europe, Southeast Asia, China, Brazil, Canada, and across the United States as an honor choir conductor in Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, and South Dakota. For her 7th trip promoting Wyoming musicians, she conducted choirs for the 2013 Wyoming Ambassadors European Tour. She recently led middle school students to Australia as a delegation of “People to People.”

Click here to view a video introduction of Pat & Marcia Patton
Click here to view a video of CCDA honoring Pat & Marcia Patton

Plenary Sessions by Pat & Marcia Patton:

Interest Sessions

  • Vocal Jazz: Repertoire = Success
    John Byun, Riverside Community College
  • The Trumpet Shall Sound! Taking the fear out of working with and Orchestra
    Dr. Jonathan Talberg, Bob Cole Conservatory, California State University, Long Beach
  • This is NOT Your Grandfather’s Barbershop Style: Strategies for Understanding, Integrating, and Maximizing the Effectiveness of A Cappella Music in Your Choral Curriculum
    Dr. Christopher Peterson, California State University, Fullerton
  • To Read or Not to Read…There is No Question! Proven Techniques for Sight Reading
    Anne-Marie Katemopoulos, Lincoln High School
    Click here to view a video of the session
    Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation from the session
    Click here to download the session handout
  • Soprano/Alto/Mudd…What to do with those boys! Helping boys find their voices and extend their range
    Roger Emerson, Arranger, Composer, Educator
  • Musical Imagination: A Guided Tour of Your Ingenuity
    Dr. Robert Istad, California State University, Fullerton
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  • Performance Practice in the English Renaissance
    Dr. Jeffrey Benson, San Jose State University
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  • Women’s Choir Reading Session
    Jennifer Tibben, Artistic Director Bella Voce
  • Building Community in Your Choral Program
    Tammi Alderman, San Marino High School
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  • Dalcroze Eurhythmics
    Jessica Schaeffer, M.M. Dalcroze Eurhythmics
    Paula Zerkle, Moravian College, Pennsylvania
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  • Nuts and Bolts Sessions
    Nuts and bolts sessions are presented by successful professionals who will share best practices and the daily “nuts and bolts” that lead to their success.
    • High School  Keith Hancock, Tesoro High School
    • Elementary School  Tamara Stephens, Phillip Brooks School
    • Junior High School/Middle School  Amanda Issac, Norris School District
    • Community Choirs  Daniel Hughes, Artistic Director San Jose Choral Productions
    • 2-Year College Panel  Lou De La Rosa, facilitator
    • 4-Year College Panel  Dr. Robert Istad, facilitator
  • Ecumenical Worship Service – blending the music of many faiths into a unified worship celebration, incorporating movement, percussion and singing, without the use of printed materials
    Rick Fabian, All Saints Company, San Francisco
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  • Daily Tai Chi
    Al Talberg

Conducting Masterclasses

  • Advanced Masterclass (Public)
    Dr. Pat Patton, Casper College
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  • Intermediate Masterclass
    Dr. Jonathan Talberg, California State University Long Beach   &
    Dr. Rob Istad, California State University Fullerton
  • Beginning Masterclass
    Dr. Jenny Bent, Sonoma State University

New! Voice Classes

  • Voice for the Novice Choral Singer: a hands-on workshop
    Lori Marie Rios, College of the Canyons
  • Vocal Master Class for Intermediate & Advanced Singers
    Daniel Hughes, Artistic Director San Jose Choral Productions

Click here to watch the Summer Conference closing slideshow

2013 ECCO Conference Archive