Eric Whitacre, GRAMMY Award® winner for Best Choral Performance in 2012 and creator of the Internet choral sensation “Lux Aurumque,” will be bringing his workshop, Soaring Leap, to the Lone Star College-Tomball Performing Arts Center on November 3, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The one-day workshop/Q&A (comprised of two three-hour sessions with an hour break for lunch) is designed for singers, conductors and composers, and includes reading, exploring, rehearsing and performing several of Whitacre’s works for chorus (a cappella and accompanied).
Admission is $199 per person (groups of 10-19, $169 per person; groups of 20 or more, $149 per person, plus one free director); go to www.dciny.org/soaringleap for registration.
In addition to the 2012 GRAMMY® for his album “Light & Gold,” Whitacre’s album “Cloudburst and Other Choral Works” received a Best Choral Performance GRAMMY® nomination in 2007. He also worked with Oscar®-winning film composer Hans Zimmer, co-writing the Mermaid Theme for “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” His one-movement choral composition “Lux Aurumque” received three million Internet views as of August 2012, and his subsequent virtual choir works “Sleep” and “Water Night” are on track to surpass that benchmark.
With 75,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.