- János Horváth & the Piedmont Concert Choir
March 16, 2013, 9:30am – 1pm
Studio Theater, Valley Center for the Performing Arts
Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland
János will lead a demonstration with the Piedmont Concert Choir (conducted by Andrew Brown) that aims to deepen their understanding of rhythmic, harmonic and formal relationships within selected repertoire: Pergolesi, Bach and Mozart.
He will also present sequentially designed exercises that show the way from simple canons to more complex two and three part music. The deeper understanding of music through score reading will be introduced in a very practical manner. The session will include the relationship of conducting to musicianship training.
János Horváth is Professor Emeritus in Music at the University of Calgary and is currently Visiting Associate Professor at Holy Names University, teaching musicianship, conducting, and the HNU Chamber Singers. He is an international performer and clinician who has taught and performed in Taiwan, Europe, the United States and Canada. He received his training in cello teaching and conducting at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, Hungary.
János was the director of the Kodály Musical Training Institute at the Hartt School of Music from 1980-1987. From 1987 to 2011 he taught music education, musicianship and conducting at the University of Calgary. Former musical director and founder of the Musica Viva Chamber Choir, Mr. Horváth was also musical director of the Calgary Civic Orchestra and assistant conductor of the University of Calgary Orchestra. He is past director of the Kodály Summer Diploma Program at the University of Calgary and conductor of the University of Calgary Chamber Choir. In 2009 he conducted the OAKE National Youth Choir in Washington D.C.’s Constitution Hall and received the Pro Coro Achievement Award from the Alberta Choral Federation.