Region 12 - Summer AIM w/Anna-Lisa Glad and Ryan Heller - Mission Valley Chorus

Sat, Jul 24 2021

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    Stamina and Returning to Risers/Rehearsals with Anna-Lisa Glad and Ryan Heller

    Summer AIM Event:  SaturdayJuly 24th 
    • Anna-Lisa Glad - Saturday, July 24th - 9:00-10:30 “Onward and Upward!”
    • Ryan Heller - Saturday, July 24th - 10:45-12:00 “(Re)emerge-ENERGIZED!”
    • Julie Starr  - Saturday, July 24th - 1:00-2:00 “Managing Change” 
    • Angela Suraci - Saturday, July 24th - 2:15-3:30 “Choosing Music- Why is it SO hard?” 

    Class Descriptions:

    Anna-Lisa Glad - "Onward and Upward! "
    Combining and improving Vocal, Physical and Mental skills to further our Sweet Adeline growth individually and collectively. Be prepared to sing, move, groove, share, plan and set goals!

    Ryan Heller - "(Re)emerge-ENERGIZED!"
    In this class, we will explore various types of energy and how to maximize them as we return to live singing. We all know that there’s going to be a lot of celebrating, and allowing the energy to flow, and be shared, with a specific focus, purpose, and destination, will make the experience all the richer!

    Julie Starr - "Managing Change"
    It's only in times of change that we start with the ending. What have we lost? What do we need to say good-bye to? This class starts at the ending and works forward to the beginning of something new. A class for chorus leaders and anyone else who feels invested in helping others (and themselves) come through periods of change with grace, integrity, and hope.

    Angela Suraci - "Choosing Music- Why is it SO hard?"
    Want to know what to look for when you're searching for a new song? Join us to go beyond "I like this song, let's sing it" as your go-to method for picking music. Learn the ins and outs, tips and tricks, and get a checklist of what to look for in a new piece.

    Summer AIM Faculty Bios:

    Anna-Lisa Glad

    Anna-Lisa joined Sweet Adelines in 1996. She has a passion for singing, dancing, harmony, competing, and teaching. She is currently co-director and choreographer of Bella Voce Chorus, serves on faculty for Region #8, and is an International Faculty member. Anna-Lisa has competed in Sweet Adelines International Quartet Competition and is a past assistant director to Mountain Jubilee Chorus. As a dancer and choreographer, she has created performance packages for small, mid, and large-size choruses. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education (Social Studies/Music) and a Master's Degree in Elementary Education, Gifted and Talented Endorsement.

    Ryan Heller

    Master Director 700, is thrilled to be leading the wonderful musicians of the Alamo Metro Chorus, after directing the Pride of Portland Chorus for 17 years.

    In his professional life, Ryan is the Artistic Director and Conductor of Chorus Austin in Austin, TX. With Chorus Austin, Ryan has received numerous awards, including the 2018 Austin Critic’s Table Award for Best Classical Performance, and the 2017 Dale Warland Singers Commission Award from Chorus America.  Past positions include Music Director /Conductor of the Southwest Washington Symphony, and Co-founder/Conductor of Portland Vocal Consort and the Columbia Chorale of Oregon. His degrees are in conducting and vocal studies from Chapman University and Portland State University.
    Ryan has been the Musical Director/Chorusmaster of many productions throughout the West Coast including productions of:  Sweeney Todd, Annie, Brigadoon, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, The Magic Flute, La Cenerentola, and in 2016 served as Conductor for the world premiere opera The Canticle of the Black Madonna; He has appeared or recorded with numerous groups, including the Austin Symphony, Portland Opera,  Rose City Chamber Orchestra, William Hall Master Chorale, Capella Romana, Astoria Music Festival, and Broadway Rose Theater Company. He has had the pleasure of touring with several ensembles throughout the USA, Europe, New Zealand, and China. 

    A popular coach, speaker, and guest conductor, Ryan works to bring out the optimal performance in each musician with whom he works. With his trademark exuberance, Ryan is as energy-driven as the sound and performance he demands!