Men’s Choirs

 


Hello CCDA colleagues,

My name is Gavin Spencer and I am the Male Choirs Repertoire and Resources Chairperson.  I have been teaching high school choir for 20 years.  I currently teach at Shasta High School in Redding.  I teach a beginning men’s choir, two women’s choirs, a cappella choir and a madrigal choir.  I love teaching high school students and would love to help you in any way I can.  Though assisting you with your male chorus is my main function, I feel I have other strengths that could benefit your program.  I would really enjoy talking to you or simply replying to an email.

Besides, male choirs, I would feel confident in assisting you with the following areas:

Madrigal Dinner & Musical
I have been directing Broadway scale musicals and madrigal dinners for the past 11 years.  I feel very confident with the process of organizing these large productions. Perhaps it’s your first show and you don’t know how to get the ball rolling.  Otherwise, I can help assist you with technical issues such as lighting, sound, backdrops, special effects, etc.

Choir Tours – Big and Small
I travel with my students every year.  Every third year we take an international tour for 10 – 12 days.  In 2017, 60 students and parents travelled to Italy for 11 days.  We’ve also travelled to Greece, Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Paris.  I believe I can assist you with all aspects of a choir tour.

Honor Choir
I am a loyal advocate for student participation in California’s Regional and All-State honor choirs.  Many of my students have had life changing experiences there.  I feel confident in preparing students and directors for the audition process.

Conferences
I believe that attending CCDA & ACDA conferences are the best vehicle for growing as a choral conductor. I would be happy to share with you the “DON’T MISS” CCDA conferences.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would love to talk to you.

Sincerely,

Gavin Spencer
CCDA Men’s Choirs R & R
Choral Director
Shasta High School, Redding, CA