Under the direction of Chad Runyon, former Chanticleer singer, now our Education Director, 42 singers aged 14-20 are with us for this week in the intensive program we call Skills/LAB. Skills was started 7 years ago as an adjunct to our LAB (Louis A. Botto) Choir program to enable students to improve their choral skills, starting at whatever level they have. This year features some innovations designed to aid musical learning with movement and improvisation. A number of Skills/LAB participants who are are speakers of other languages have instructed in them. We had a session yesterday in which we sang for each other and answered question. The final concert/demonstration takes place tomorrow. LAB XVII starts in September.