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.
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.
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.
CCDA Men’s Choirs R & R
Shasta High School, Redding, CA