Vaughn Roste

Affiliation: IPFW
Presentation: Interest Session, Participatory Workshop
Title: Warm-Up Workshop: Getting your amateur group to sound professional in seconds
Abstract: Warm-ups are an essential component to excellent rehearsals, but many of us arrive ill-prepared to lead warm-ups that set the tone for success. Beyond supplying examples of different warm-ups, this workshop will offer a pedagogical approach and practical advice about how to lead effective and relevant warm-ups for any age.

Biography: Currently Director of Choral Studies at Purdue University - Fort Wayne, Vaughn. Roste has over a decade of teaching experience at colleges and universities in Illinois, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Georgia. He serves as the Membership Co-ordinator on the Executive Board of the Indiana Choral Directors Association, and continues to be a member of the editorial board for Anacrusis, the official publication of the Association of Canadian Choral Communities. Canadian by birth, he holds four degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Augustana University College, a Bachelor of Theological Studies from the Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute, a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Alberta, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from Louisiana State University. The author of over two dozen articles, he also wrote The Xenophobe’s Guide to the Canadians, which recently went into its sixth printing (not including the translation into Estonian).