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High School Choral Workshop

Participants and instructors at the 2023 choral workshop.

Welcome to the SUNY Schenectady School of Music High School Choral Workshop! Join us for a unique opportunity to explore various aspects of choral singing under the guidance of renowned professionals.

Choral Workshop Overview

Led by our distinguished faculty and featuring internationally acclaimed conductor and clinician Dr. Pearl Shangkuan, this workshop promises to be an exceptional learning and performing experience.


The workshop will take place on Friday, October 25, 9:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (choirs do not need to attend the entire event.)

Registration Fee

  • $300 per school choir 
  • Deadline is October 7
  • Does not include lunch or dinner

Payment upon registration is preferred but will be accepted until October 7, 2024.

Please mail a check to SUNY Schenectady School of Music at 78 Washington Ave., Schenectady, NY 12305. Please make check out to “SUNY Schenectady School of Music.”

Register for the High School Choral Workshop

 Workshop Highlights

  • Choral Masterclasses: Engage in a masterclass with guest conductor, Dr. Pearl Shangkuan, where directors conduct their own choir and receive feedback.
  • Multiple Sessions: Attend sessions on various topics, including Jazz Singing, Musical Theatre Singing, Audio Recording, Choral Warm-Ups and more.
    • Sessions and/or lessons will be scheduled for students during the choral masterclass time slots (9:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 1:00-3:30 p.m.) when their high school choir is not working with Dr. Shangkuan
  • Collaborative Performances: Participate in collaborative performances with other high school choirs at the final concert

Contact Information

Please direct your inquiries to Dr. Joseph Han at