Hello! What sorts of activities does this workshop provide? I have never stumbled upon this event and am interested to hear about a participant's past experience or an adjudicator's perspective.
I don't have direct experience with Blair, but speaking from the SCC side I've been working harder to include non-competitive show choir events. I think it's important and valuable, so I'm glad you noticed this event and I'm sure there's several others on the events list that many folks haven't heard of before. It's all about bringing the community closer together.
What I know from creating these Blair pages is that this will be the 6th year that they've hosted this non-competitive pre-season workshop. They typically have two clinicians who provide critiques and the other choirs are there to cheer on each other. I believe it's just one daytime performance culminating in the Blair host performance. I'm sure there's more nuances to how they run the workshop and the other educational/non-competitive elements they provide. You can reach out to the Blair director for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. It also looks like Jennifer Toney has been a consistent clinician here, so you could perhaps hear their perspective as well if you reach out to them directly.
Hey Jeff thanks for the detailed info!
I am very happy to see a wide variety of events on SCC because competing isn't the only way to enjoy show choir
I know Jennifer so I will definitely reach out to her.