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Symposium 2018 Schedule

The 2018 GALA Leadership Symposium is packed with seminars, interactive workshops, roundtable discussions, rehearsals, coaching, one-on-one advisory sessions and social gatherings!

Plan your travel to arrive Friday late afternoon for registration, an opening performance and reception with hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Official workshops begin Saturday morning and run through Sunday afternoon at the Marriott Orlando Downtown.

If you are able to arrive early, Friday daytime features special "intensives" for chorus board members and new GALA artistic directors.

The initial Symposium schedule is outlined below. This page will be updated frequently as additional workshops and presenters are confirmed. Register here!

Friday, February 16, 2018
New GALA Artistic Directors' Institute 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Chorus Board Leadership Institute 2:00pm - 5:00pm
AD Mini-Workshop (Rodney Eichenberger & Michael Hayden) 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Registration & Reception 5:30pm - 7:15pm
Community Engagement Stories 6:15pm - 6:30pm
Topical Dinner Outings 7:15pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Workshop: Ticket Pricing Strategies 9:00am - 10:15am
Workshop: Building A Critical IT Infracstructure 9:00am - 10:15am
Workshop: Creating & Maintaining Board Diversity 9:00am - 10:15am
Workshop: Conducting with Rodney Eichenberger 9:00am - 10:15am
Rehearsal: SSAA Symposium Chorus 9:00am - 10:15am
Rehearsal: TTBB Symposium Chorus 9:00am - 10:15am
One-on-One Consultations 9:00am - 12:00pm
Workshop: Communication Styles for Organizations 10:30am - 11:45am
Workshop: Trends in Digital Marketing 10:30am - 11:45am
Workshop: Sustaining Donor Campaigns 10:30am - 11:45am
Workshop: Communication Styles 10:30am - 11:45am
Workshop: Vocal Technique 10:30am - 11:45am
Coaching Session: Ensemble I 10:30am - 11:45am
Lunch Break (on your own) 11:45am - 12:30pm
Brown Bag Round Table Discussions
Choral Music Addressing Homophobia
Bisexual and Pansexual Meet-up
Festival 2020 for Beginners
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Workshop: Videos Make a Difference in Marketing 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Workshop: Planning for Successful Succession 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Workshop: Alexander Technique for Musicians 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Workshop: Choral Theater – Beyond "Stand & Sing" 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Rehearsal: SSAA Symposium Chorus 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Rehearsal: TTBB Symposium Chorus 2:00pm - 3:15pm
One-on-One Consultations 2:00pm - 5:15pm
Workshop: Planning A Regional Tour 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Workshop: Perspectives & Tools for Strategic Planning 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Repertoire Reading Session: SSAA 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Repertoire Reading Session: TTBB 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Repertoire Reading Session: SATB 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Coaching Session: Ensemble 2 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Reception, Auction & Fundraiser 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Workshop: Effective Communication in Organizations 9:00am - 10:15am
Workshop: Freedoms & Restrictions of Non-Profit Status 9:00am - 10:15am
Workshop: Programming Social Justice Themes 9:00am - 10:15am
Workshop: Repertoire & Curriculum for Schools 9:00am - 10:15am
Rehearsal: Symposium SSAA Chorus 9:00am - 10:15am
Rehearsal: Symposium TTBB Chorus 9:00am - 10:15am
One-on-One Consultations 9:00am - 12:00pm
Workshop: Managing an Artistic Director 10:30am - 11:45am
Workshop: Basic Audience Surveys 10:30am - 11:45am
Workshop: Creating Inclusive Spaces 10:30am - 11:45am
Workshop: Programming Without Custom Arrangements 10:30am - 11:45am
Performance: Ensembles 10:30am - 11:45am
Delegate Luncheon 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Performance: Symposium Choruses 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Open Agenda: Board Members 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Open Agenda: Chorus Managers 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Open Agenda: Artistic Directors 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Ensemble Coaching Session Wrap-Up 2:15pm - 3:30pm