Subject to change. All events take place at the North Dakota State University Reineke Fine Arts Center unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, October 22


Opening Reception

7:30 PM
Radission Hotel



Friday, October 23



8:00 AM

Tim Sharp, ACDA
John Miller, NDSU Challey School of Music

8:45 AM

Keynote Address - American Choral Music in the 21st Century
Presenter: Eric Whitacre

9:00 AM

The Creative Process, Getting Unstuck
Presenter: Abbie Betinis

10:00 AM

The Composer's Thumbprint:
An Examination of the Choral Music of Timothy Takach

Presenters: Michael Culloton, Timothy C. Takach

11:00 AM



Text Setting in the 21st Century:
An Inside Look on the Evolution of my Text Selection Process

Presenter: Jocelyn Hagen

1:00 PM

Living Sets: Choral Organisms for the 21st Century
Presenter: Paul John Rudoi

2:00 PM

A Child's Requiem
Presenter: Steven Sametz

3:00 PM

Rosephanye Powell: The Composer and Her Music
Presenter: Rosephanye Powell

4:00 PM


5:30 PM
Radisson Hotel

Concert: Cantus

7:30 PM
NDSU Festival Concert Hall



Saturday, October 24


Panel: The Business of Composition
Jocelyn Hagen, moderator with Abbie Betinis, Craig Carnahan, Rosephanye Powell, Steven Sametz, and Tony Silvestri

9:00 AM

An Interactive and Informative Question and Answer Session
Presenter: Eric Whitacre

10:00 AM

Words and Music - The Lyricist's Art
Presenter: Charles Anthony Silvestri

11:00 AM



Conducting Master Class with Eric Whitacre

1:00 PM

of seasons have I sung: The Cantata As a Medium for Contemporary Composition and Performance
Presenter: Charlie Leftridge

2:10 PM

The Challenges of Composing Choral Music for the 21st Century Church Choir
Presenters: Jon Strommen-Campbell, Frode Gundersen

3:00 PM

Composer Focus: Abbie Betinis
Presenter: Abbie Betinis

3:45 PM

Things I've Learned: 30/10
Presenter: Craig Carnahan

4:30 PM
DINNER on your own

5:00 PM

NDSU Choral Concert with Eric Whitacre

7:30 PM
NDSU Festival Concert Hall


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