Presented annually, the NICW is a budding initiative to bring singers, choral directors and audiences together for a long weekend of exciting choral music and intercultural sharing. Through hands-on training by renowned choral clinicians, participants have a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in learning how to share great new music with singers and audiences. From African traditional and contemporary African choral repertoire from the Oxford University Press publication, Songs of Africa, to other contemporary styles - Afro-Caribbean, American folksong traditions, Gospel, a cappella jazz, African American Spirituals, and more, participants will learn from the very best leaders in their fields. The next NICW is April 15-17, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri. Call 314-652-6800 to register your choir.