I'm excited to announce that I am hosting the first ever contemporary a cappella camp in the area at In Tune With the Arts Studios in Gibsonia, PA!! Live Looping, Beatboxing, Pop Solo Singing, and Small/Large Group Ensembles are only a few of the classes we will be offering this summer!! While most camps can be upwards of five hundred dollars or more, we wanted to make this inaugural year one that would be more affordable!! That's why I am please to announce that the price of the camp is a modest $295!!!!!
Since some of you have already expressed interest, I wanted to let all of you know that I am giving you first priority! The first 10 music teachers that have at least one student committed to the camp will receive free admission themselves!!!
In addition to the classes and small/large group ensembles, students will have an opportunity to perform at the Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh!!! We will be adding a "directors circle" during one or two of the afternoon ensemble times. At this time, music teachers will be able to ask questions and hear testimonies about a cappella programs that are working positively in our school districts.
I have attached a flyer and a schedule for your perusal. Please feel free to pass them on to everyone you think might be interested. I hope that many of you will take advantage of this opportunity!! Please forward this to your students and have them preregister here: https://goo.gl/forms/T7mzCjC4WQeOs6A23
For more information, please contact me at 412-266-5373 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Choirs at Peters Twp High School
PA State Rep for the A Cappella Education Association (AEA)
President of In Tune with the Arts Studios
We are so excited to have Dr. Tim and Dr. Villella back to Pittsburgh again this summer. We just could not imagine our Pgh students not having this chance each year. Last year we had our largest group yet.
This new window of workshops is specifically timed to get our students living and leading well before band camp starts and ready for the school year. If you have any questions, ask anyone who has had the chance to spend time with these inspiration leaders. We bring all of our seniors each year, including our orchestra students. Any ensemble student would benefit greatly – it is worth the time and money to give yours students this perspective on what they can do together.
Registration is through Vivace, but let me know if there is anything I can do for you.
Have a great rest of the year!
North Hills Music Department
High School Bands
Middle and High School Orchestras
North Hills Middle School will host a Teaching Guitar Workshop during the week of July 10-14, 2017.
What will you learn at TGW Level 1 • Chord strumming w/ singing in various styles and keys • Beginning classical, finger-style, and pick-style right hand techniques • Improvisation w/ movable pentatonic scales • Note reading in 1st position • Basic theory including barre chords and power chords • Posture and hand positions • Classroom mgmt • Pacing
Level II Participants will learn • Advanced accompaniment techniques: finger-style and pick-style • Practical application of barre and power chords • Improvisation with major, minor, modal, and blues scales • Note reading in upper positions • Beginning jazz chord studies • Intermediate classical solo techniques
Tuition of $399 Includes:
• 40 Clock Hours
• 5 Days of Instruction
• Certificate of Completion
• Sheet Music
• Method Books
• Optional Guitar at a Nominal Cost
• Upgrade Option: for $170 Extra Get 3 Graduate Credits from VanderCook College of Music (Total $569)!
• Alumni repeating the course take $80 off (Total $319)!
For more information and to apply, visit http://www.guitaredunet.org/
Duquesne University is pleased to host a leadership opportunity for high school musicians. Part of the Plan: Leadership in High School Ensembles, sponsored by NAfME Collegiate Chaper 159, occurs on campus all day on Wednesday, April 19th, featuring the nationally renowned leadership clinician, Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser. Sessions are designed for emerging student leaders from choral, string, and band programs from Western Pennsylvania. High school music directors should have received information via email. If you haven’t, please contact program director Kaitlyn Caron at email@example.com. Registration closes at midnight on Friday, March 31st. Please visit www.duq.edu/PartOfThePlan for more information about registration. We are excited to host your students on our campus!
What is Music In Our Schools Month® (MIOSM®)?Music In Our Schools Month® or “MIOSM®” is NAfME’s annual celebration during March which engages music educators, students, and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools.
Music In Our Schools Month® began as a single statewide Advocacy Day and celebration in New York in 1973 and grew over the decades to become a month-long celebration of school music in 1985.
How can I get involved in Music In Our Schools Month®?
Music teachers celebrate MIOSM in many ways by offering special performances, lessons, sing-alongs and activities to bring their music programs to the attention of administrators, parents, colleagues, and communities to display the positive benefits that school music brings to students of all ages.
NAfME provides many special resources for teachers and schools to use in their concerts, lessons, and advocacy events that highlight the importance of school music.
Other Ideas to Get Involved:
Information that is known as of 3/8/17 regarding audition and festival dates for 2017-18 has been posted under the FESTIVALS tab on the "2017-18 Working Calendar" link. As more details are confirmed throughout the spring, the site will be updated accordingly. Check back later!
Attn: District 1 WEST Band
Thursday's start time for rehearsal is delayed until 10:00 AM. Please try to arrive as close to this time as possible and as safely as possible.
Registration is now open!
The Beaver Valley Choral Society, in partnership with the Rochester Area School District, invites students to join us for the First Annual Summer Choral and Instrumental Music Academy! Choral Track will feature Vivaldi's Gloria, under the direction of Mr. Craig Canon. Instrumental Track will feature jazz band and chamber ensemble repertoire, under the direction of Maestro Bruce Lauffer.
Rehearsals each morning, free lunch provided, and afternoon interest sessions, including conducting, musicianship, masterclasses, college audition prep and mock audition, careers in music, and more!
Complete information and registration available online at rasd.org: click on the "Summer Music Academy" link.
Hope to see you there!
Bring your high school students to an awesome educational experience at Southmoreland High School! On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, we are excited to welcome Dr. Peter Boonshaft to SHS!
His biography (http://www.hofstra.edu/faculty/fac_profiles.cfm?id=137) and approach to music education is outstanding, and we are thrilled to share this opportunity with you!
Southmoreland High School Auditorium, 2351 Route 981, Alverton, PA 15612
Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 4:30pm-6:00pm (approximately)
$300 per school up to 20 students (basically $15 a student). Attendees beyond the initial 20 are at the discount rate of $12 per person. The director and up to 3 additional staff/chaperones will be free.
If you are interested, please contact Jamie Gore at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 27, 2017. Pre-registration and payment (by Friday, March 3, 2017) are required.
(Invoice and Directions available on webpage)
Based on the vote at the 2016 Honors Band meeting, the 2017-18 Trumpet audition piece has been updated to
Beginning - F
A complete, updated list will be posted this spring for all 2017-18 auditions. The trumpet audition is the only significant change and we wanted to get the word out as early as possible to avoid confusion.