The World Of Young Singers

International Symposium on children and youth choral music

XINGHAI Conservatory of Music, Guangzhou

November 11-13, 2012

The symposium will focus on and illustrate different aspects of children and youth choral singing. It will try to give a world-wide view on this subject starting with the immense Chinese activities in this area. Children and youth choirs are flourishing in China, not least in the big city of Guangzhou. Choirs from this city have won a world-wide recognition. Several international top choirs taking part in the 1st Xinghai Prize International Choir Championships will also perform as demonstration choirs.

During the symposium we will follow an imaginary young person from entering the choir as a young child to singing as a young adult. Every time period in a young singer’s life will be focused upon, both from musical and sociological stand point.