Cross-Choral Training® Workshop

Cross-Choral Training Vocal Pedagogy Workshop – January 11, 2020

Reinvigorate your teaching and take your singers to the next level. Join the Cross-Choral Training learning community for a special one-day workshop on applied vocal pedagogy in choral/group settings. Through lectures, interactive discussions, masterclass, and demonstrations with Brooklyn Youth Chorus singers, participants will learn the Cross-Choral Training approach to:

  • Vocal Function: Breath Management, Laryngeal Registration, and Vowel Sound Resonance
  • Developing Vocal Exercises
  • Varying Vocal Adjustments Across Musical Styles

Register now and become part of our Cross-Choral Training learning community today.

January 11, 2020

Workshop Fee – $95


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Lead your singers to the next level of vocal development and musical independence.

Hailed by The New York Times as “a remarkable choral director,” Dianne Berkun Menaker has created Cross-Choral Training® a proven program of vocal and musicianship pedagogy, to help singers develop healthy, reliable and flexible vocal technique working in group settings.

This approach has led the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus to be the chorus of choice for top orchestras and recording artists worldwide–from Beyonce & Elton John to The NY Philharmonic & John Adams.

Read about Cross-Choral Training® and Brooklyn Youth Chorus in The New York Times:
Why Beyoncé Is a Fan of These Teenage Singers From Brooklyn

Applicable for elementary, high school, and community choruses, beginners to advanced, Cross-Choral Training® is built on two foundational pillars:

  • Vocal Training: Functional voice pedagogy for healthy, authentic singing across a range of musical styles 
  • Musicianship: Music literacy and sight-singing approaches based on experiential and sequential learning

Watch the video to learn more about Cross-Choral Training®.




The Science of the Singing Voice
January 6-10, 2020

Brooklyn Youth Chorus is excited to be co-presenting a special 5-day intensive course on voice pedagogy led by world-wide experts in the field. This program will cover the most salient aspects of voice/speech production, with lectures and workshops led by:

  • Professor Brian Gill (Gill Mindful Voice Training and The Jacobs School of Music)
  • Professor Filipa La (UNED, Madrid, Spain)
  • Professor John Sundberg, world-renowned voice scientist (KTH, Stockholm, Sweden)





Here’s what past Cross-Choral Training participants have said…

 “It surpasses every music workshop I have ever attended.”

“I very much enjoyed the workshop and was immediately able to incorporate your ideas during my chorus rehearsals.  I’m already hearing and seeing a difference in my students. “

“It is by far the most practical and applicable workshop I have taken in many years.”

“I came away with both big over-arching ideas as well as concrete techniques I can try on myself and my students.”

“I learned strategies to cover material in a way that develops the entire musician, bit by bit.”

“I would recommend this workshop in a heartbeat! This workshop is taught by professionals with a passion for music and children, who teach it in a relaxed, welcoming and extremely informational and practical format.”



Important Info

All workshops held at Brooklyn Youth Chorus Headquarters, 179 Pacific Street, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

We reserve the right to cancel this workshop if enrollment is not met. Participants will be notified a month prior to the course and receive a full refund.

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All payments are final / no refunds will be issued.
If you would like to pay via Purchase Order, please email with the participant’s name, email address, school or organization association, organization address, purchaser name and email address.