WYCCAA kicked off the Workshop, titled “Voices of the World”, with a Chinese-meets-West style cocktail reception on 2 June 2016, attended by honorable guests, teachers and students. Guests were then treated to performances of music and dance at the Opening Concert. WYCCAA thanked everyone for the sincere support and never-ending applause.
Choral maestros, namely Prof. Leon Shiu-wai Tong, Dr. Brady Allred, Prof. Martin Berger, Dr. Cristian Grases, Dr. Milan Kolena, Ms. Mei Liu, Prof. Jin-ming Zhu and Prof. Bao-ping Ren, conducted a total of 11 workshops on 3 – 5 June 2016. Experts and students were all excited to have learnt about theories and practical skills in the workshops and choral clinics. They covered topics such as introduction to American, Latin American & European music, children’s choir & show choir training skills, techniques for pitch training and many more.
The Annual General Meeting of WYCCAA was also held during the Workshop. It discussed the 2017 World Youth & Children Choir’s Festival, future events and membership scheme.