Tucson, AZ       April 18 - 21, 2013
Women in Song
A Festival of Women's Voices
The Southern Arizona Women's Chorus extends an invitation to all Women choirs to come to Tucson in April, 2013 for the second Women in Song Choral Festival.   The first Deposit is due on December 1, so there is still time to consider adding your choir to our list of those attending. 

Join us in sunny Tucson for a weekend of music-making, celebrating the art and achievements of women's choruses and singers.

The second installment of Women in Song will include:

• Two concerts including a gala massed choir concert and a concert         showcasing individual choirs
• Special events for directors of participating choirs
• Special rates for accommodation in first class Tucson hotels close to    Festival activities.
• Massed choir rehearsals and vocal workshop
• Welcome and farewell receptions plus one dinner and a lunch
• CD recordings of the two concerts

                                                      "We are excited to be hosting this                                                                      second Women in Song Festival and                                                               look forward to seeing you in Tucson                                                              in April, 2013."

                                                       Terrie Ashbaugh, Artistic Director,                                                                  Southern Arizona Women's Chorus



Festival  Costs

Cost per attendee - $250.00
$100 Non-Refundable Deposit due December 1, 2012 in one check from the choir payable to SAWC
$150 remainder due March 1, 2013 in one check from the choir payable to SAWC. Refunds of this portion only available until April 1. After that date no refunds.

This price includes the following:
8 hours of Massed Choir Rehearsals with the guest clinician Sandra Snow
One hour massed vocal workshop with voice expert Elizabeth Schauer
Half hour individual chorus consultation with guest conductor
Coordination of 2 performances to be promoted by means of the production             of posters and fliers, announcements in the free press, releases to the                         media, and the notification of local groups and music organizations
CD recording of the 2 performances
Conductors’ dinner and breakfast roundtable discussions
Welcome Dinner, Reception
One lunch
Farewell Reception
Ground Transportation expenses

Not included in the price: Each choir is responsible for the following
Air transportation and associated fees (trip insurance; baggage fees)
Coach transfers to and from the Tucson airport
Hotel Accommodation (Thursday – Sunday departure) for choir and its                       music staff
Sightseeing
Passport and visa fees, if needed
Trip cancellation and interruption insurance, which is highly recommended
Massed choir music octavos
Meals not provided by the festival

SEE Schedule Outline as of March 15, 2013



Our Guest Conductors and Clinicians for the 2013 Women in Song Festival
Sandra Snow
Sandra Snow currently serves as Associate Professor of Music Education and Choral Conducting at Michigan State University where she conducts the MSU Women’s Chamber Ensemble,.  Snow is an active guest conductor and clinician at choral clinics, honor choirs, workshops and festivals throughout the United States.

Snow is author of the DVD "Conducting-Teaching: Real World Strategies for Success" published by GIA (2009). She edits the choral music series In High Voice published by Boosey & Hawkes and is a member of the Choral Music Experience Choral Teacher Certification Board.

To read more of Snow's bio, click here


Dr. Elizabeth Schauer
Dr. Elizabeth Schauer is Associate Director of Choral Activities and Assoc. Professor of Music at the University of Arizona. She directs the Symphonic Choir, the University Community Chorus and vocal jazz ensembles; and teaches choral conducting and methods. She is Chancel Choir director at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Tucson. Dr. Schauer is in demand as adjudicator, clinician, guest conductor and presenter throughout the United States.

Dr. Schauer is also an accomplished chorister, having performed under many noted Directors and Choruses. She received her DMA in choral conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and also received degrees from Westminster Choir College, and the University of Michigan.

To read more of Dr. Schauer's bio click here

For more information about the Festival or if you have any questions, please contact: Southern Arizona Women's Chorus