Professional Development

Creating Artistry Workshop
with Henry Leck and Darren Dailey

Friday through Sunday, May 4-6, 2018
First United Methodist Church


Friday, May 4th

Workshop: Introduction of Repertoire and Principles of Conducting

Workshop with Lab Choir

Vocal Warm-up

Master Class with Conductor Coaching

Workshop: Laban session

(Dinner included)

Saturday, May 5

Workshop: Analysis in Preparation for Performance

Workshop with Lab Choir: Master Class with Conductor Coaching*

Afternoon: Rehearsal for Sunday morning service

(Lunch included)

Sunday, May 6

Morning: Church service

Afternoon: Dalcroze Movement, Boy’s Changing Voice, Creating Artistry Reading session

(Lunch included)


*Master Class Participants will be sent the repertoire they will be conducting in advance. 

About Henry Leck

Founder and Conductor Laureate, Indianapolis Children's Choir • Professor Emeritus, Choral Music, Butler University • Distinguished Music Advisor, KI Concerts • Artistic Director, MFA National Choir Festival 



Read Biography for Mr. Leck


Access Henry Leck Choral Series



Access Darren Dailey Choral Series


Options for Participation:

MASTER CLASS PARTICIPANT ($230) limited to 18R

  • Attend all three days
  • Get 10 minutes of podium time to conduct for Mr. Leck
  • Private coaching session with Mr. Dailey

OBSERVERS (1-Day: $87; 3-Day: $210)

  • Attend all workshop activities
  • Will not conduct for Mr. Leck
  • You may choose a 1-day or 3-day option

Details and Registration

For more information:
Melissa Barnes, Program Manager
904.353.1636, x 6

“Through music and your leadership, these children learn to perform in different languages while experiencing the diversity of an array of world cultures. The understanding they gain will serve them well as they enter adulthood.”

R. Randall Onstead, former President/CEO of Winn-Dixie

“The Chorus expands your musical horizons and helps you grow as a person. You are surrounded with other young people who have something in common…their love of music. I have learned that music does, indeed, bring people and cultures together. The music we sing brings people hope for a better future of understanding and cooperation.”

Jasmine, 16, Touring and Concert Choirs

“The JCC is more than just a chorus; it is truly a life-changing experience. The Chorus has opened me to new experiences, provided me with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and helped me discover singing is not just one of my interests but rather a lifelong passion.”

Emma, 17, Touring and Concert Choirs

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Tim Cost, President, Jacksonville University

“It is gratifying the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus program covers so much of what is not available to children in the Duval Public Schools. The children who have an opportunity to participate in your Chorus are very fortunate to have this outstanding musical training available to them. The entire community benefits from your talent and that of the children.”

Dr. Frances B. Kinne, Chancellor Emeritus and Past President, Jacksonville University