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Preliminary Schedule



  8:00 -    9:15 Reading Session 1   Greg Gilpin
  9:15 - 10:30 Reading Session 2 / Musical Workshop Michael & Jill Gallina
10:30 - 10:45 Break & Study Time
10:45 12:00 Workshop 1 / The Language of Music Tim Seelig
12:00 12:30 Reading Session 3 Greg Gilpin
12:30 1:30 Lunch  
1:30 2:30 Reading Session 4 Greg Gilpin 
  2:30   3:45 Workshop 2 / Curing the Common Core Conundrum: Math in Music with Sticks and Singing Games Sharon Burch
3:45 4:00 Break & Study Time  
4:00   4:30 Reading Session 5 Greg Gilpin
4:30 5:30 Workshop 3 / Rehearsal Blues and Blah's Tim Seelig
  5:30   Dismissal & Dinner on your own  
  7:30   8:30 Vespers - Music selections by church clinicians  

Greg Gilpin Originally from the “Show-Me” state of Missouri, Greg resides in Indianapolis, IN. He is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Music Education, K-12.
Greg is a well-known, ASCAP award-winning choral composer and arranger with hundreds of publications to his credit. He is also in demand as a conductor for choral festivals, all-district and all-state choirs and is a member of MENC, ACDA and a Life Loyal Member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. As Director of Educational Choral Publications for Shawnee Press, Greg oversees creation of the educational music products for this distinguished publisher.
At home in Indianapolis, Greg is busy as a studio musician and producer in the recording industry. He frequently performs with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra as well as recording artist Sandi Patty.  Greg made his Carnegie Hall conducting debut June 6, 2009.

Michael & Jill Gallina have achieved national prominence as the country’s foremost composers of musical plays and choral music for youth in elementary, middle, junior and senior high schools. Their clever creations in story and song have consistently won awards from the Parents Choice Foundation, American Library Service and ASCAP. Their music has been featured on the Disney Channel, The World’s Largest Concert, PBS, in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Sing for the Cure, and in a documentary on children’s rights for the United Nations. In addition, the Gallina’s are recipients of the Stanley Austin Alumni Award from the College of New Jersey for their many accomplishments in the field of composition.
Both Michael and Jill received B.A. degrees in music from the College of New Jersey. Jill was an elementary school music teacher before becoming a full time composer. Michael completed a Masters degree in music from the College of New Jersey and a doctorate in administration and supervision from Rutgers University. He is retired from his position as principal of the Angelo L. Tomaso School in Warren, New Jersey. He is the author of Making the Scene, an illustrated “how-to” book for building sets, props and scenery for musical productions.

Tim Seelig has been making music as a conductor, singer, teacher for 35 years. He is currently the Director of Art for Peace & Justice, Artistic Director in Residence for GALA Choruses and has been on the adjunct music faculty at Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts since 1996. In addition, he continues an extremely busy guest-conducting schedule throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. He is the Conductor Emeritus of the Turtle Creek Chorale which he conducted for 20 years. He recently joined the executive staff of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus as Artistic Director and Conductor.
Dr. Seelig holds four degrees, including the DMA from the University of North Texas and the Diploma from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. He has four books and two DVDs on choral technique including the best-sellers The Perfect Blend and The Perfect Rehearsal. The fifth, The Music Within, was released in 2010.
Dr. Seelig's early training was as a singer. He made his European operatic debut at the Staatsoper in St. Gallen, Switzerland and his solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall. He also created roles in world premiers of world renowned composers including John Corigliano, Conrad Susa and Peter Schikele (P.D.Q. Bach).
In 2009, Dr. Seelig conducted his 5th appearance at Carnegie Hall celebrating the 70th anniversary of Shawnee Press and the European Premier of Sing for the Cure at Royal Festival Hall in London. In 2010, he conducted the 10th Anniversary of Sing for the Cure at Carnegie Hall and the Winspear Opera House.
Known for his enthusiasm and sense of humor, Grammy Magazine says, "Dr. Seelig takes eclecticism to new heights." Fanfare Magazine says he raises singers from "the ranks of amateur choir to one receiving wide recognition for excellent performances of appealing, fresh repertoire." The New York Times calls Seelig an "expressive performer," and the Fort Worth Star Telegram quips, "Seelig slices a thick cut of ham."
He is the proud father of two wonderful children and a proud grandfather. 

A music teacher, clinician, and author, Sharon Burch developed an effective preschool and quickly became the students favorite musical friend and best teacher. Sharon designs and creates Freddie the Frog resources for the music classroom. In growing demand as a clinician, Sharon and Freddie share their interactive teaching methods in elementary music with educational groups across the country. Energized teachers realize the "magic of Freddie" and fun in the sessions. As an author/presenter, Sharon advocates the multiple benefits of music education in a child¹s brain development.
Sharon is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early and Middle Childhood Music, a certified teacher with the International Piano Teaching Foundation, holds a master’s degree as a Professional Educator and creates strategies for kids to experience concepts in the classroom. Sharon introduced Freddie the Frog® to her classroom of music students and discovered the magic of games, storytelling and puppetry in teaching. She authored the national best-selling Freddie the Frog Book series   introducing fundamental music concepts. Sharon serves on the national Jazz Education Network Elementary Jazz Committee and enjoys sharing her teaching strategies at music conferences and clinics with teachers around the globe.
She makes her home in the rolling hills of southern Iowa with her husband, Bill, and two children, Alex and Morgan. Sailing is the family hobby. Someday they hope to sail the Sea of Music to Treble Clef Island!


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