This year at #MCA17, Hussein Janmohamed, a Toronto-based collaborative choral perfomer, composer, speaker and music facilitator, hosts three sessions perfect for the issues of the day in the choral classroom. Hussein’s music explores the sonic intersections between faith, culture and community in a plural Canada.
"Canada 150 Choral Counterpoints: Beyond the Musical Buffet" addresses how we might re-imagine choral music through its inherent capacity to foster community, communal ethics, issues of exclusion and inclusion as a result of diversity, empathy and tolerance, to be an active bridge and pathway for addressing some of these issues beyond the 'international musical buffet.'
"Choral Repertoire of the Muslim World" discusses published and unpublished choral music of the Muslim World addressing definitions of choral music, music of the Muslim world, and ethical-musical issues that may arise when presenting the music.
"Composing Choral Identities: Collaborative Composition in the Choral Classroom" offers ideas for choral collaboration in the classroom as a way to develop repertoire, build composition skills, create soundscapes, cultivate cultural conversations and build bridges across difference.
Learn more and register at www.musicconferenceab.ca.