Maria Guinand joins us from Caracas, Venezuela where she is the Artistic Director of Schola Cantorum of Venezuela and conducts choral projects throughout Latin America, Europe, the United States, and Asia. Renowned as an authentic interpreter and trainer of Latin American choral music of the 20th and 21st centuries, she is a recipient of the Helmuth Rilling Preis (2009), the Robert Edler Preis für Chormusik (2000), and the Kulturpreis of the InterNationes Foundation (1998), three of the most distinguished prizes in choral music conducting.
She will offer a collaborative session for choral musicians on the choral music of Latin America. The first half of this presentation will provide resources and information for the great masterworks of the 19th and 20th century. The second half will be a reading session with Maria and guest conductors sung by the audience and the FIU choral ensembles. Participants will leave with a wealth of new music to explore from various cultural traditions throughout Latin America.
Free and open to the public for observation. Takes place in the Wertheim Concert Hall.