PMEA D1 PD DAY UPDATES
Please see the attached Schedule and Admin letter for our professional development day on November 25th 2019.
2020 ALL-STATE ORCHESTRA HARP AUDITIONS
PMEA Directors who have Harp students wanting to audition for the 2020 PMEA All-State Orchestra the SUBMITTABLE link is now OPEN until Sunday, November 10 and can be accessed
The Audition fee this year is $12.00. Specific instructions including the repertoire list are obtained with this PMEA link- https://www.pmea.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2020-HARP-SUBMITTABLE-INSTRUCTIONS.pdf
I write to invite you to Duquesne’s 3rdAnnual Choral Kaleidoscope, a one-day professional development event for choral directors on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Duquesne University! This event is growing, and last year, we had participants from across Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio!
In 2020, I am delighted to present Dr. David Frego, Director of the Penn State School of Music and internationally-recognized Dalcroze teacher and scholar, as our guest clinician! David will lead an introductory session on Dalcroze Eurhythmics and a session on music literacy through movement. Also, we partner with Dr. Greg Marchetti, Physical Therapist, for a special session on injury prevention for the conductor. I will lead a session on optimizing the choir’s sound and a conducting masterclass with the DU Pappert Chorale!
Here is the full schedule:
8:30–9:00 - Registration and Coffee
9:00–10:00 - Optimizing the Choir: Vocal Resonance and Singer Formation (Daley)
10:15–11:00 - Conductor Health: Essential Body Alignment Exercises and Stretches for the Conductor (Daley and Marchetti)
11:00–12:00 - Your Body-the First Instrument: Introduction to Dalcroze Eurhythmics (Frego)
12:00–1:00 - Lunch (included in registration)
1:00–2:00 - Music Literacy through Movement: Using Dalcroze Solfege in Choral Repertoire (Frego)
2:15–4:30 - Conducting master class with the DU Pappert Chorale (Daley)
Registration is OPEN NOW: https://form.jotform.com/72895573769176
$50 before December 1! After December 1, registration jumps to $60! Act 48 credits will be available!
Event details are here: www.duq.edu/choralkaleidoscope
Join us for a “winter refresher” on conducting gesture, vocal pedagogy, and the body as instrument! Conductors of all levels/contexts welcome!
HONORS BAND AUDITION RESULTS UPDATE
REVISED RESULTS ARE NOW POSTED IN THE MEMBERS ONLY SECTION.
AUTO BIDS ARE NOW POSTED IN THE MEMBERS ONLY SECTON.
SRU Music Major for a Day Information
"The Slippery Rock University Music Department and the Slippery Rock University Chapter of Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Educators Association would like to invite any high school student to become a music major for a day. Enjoy some time at Slippery Rock University and see what a typical schedule is like for a music major. The day will include a mixture of classes, ensembles, and a chance to talk to students and faculty.
Online registration can be completed under the following link:https://sru-uga.edu.185r.net/survey/index.php?time=2019-11-06%2008%3A00%3A00&id=104&timeID=247
-8:00am-8:15am: String Concert
-8:15am-9:15am: Welcome Meeting
-9:20am-11:30am: Observe Classes (Parent meeting)
-11:30am-12:30pm: Lunch at Boozel Dining Hall/meet with Applied Faculty
-12:30pm-1:30pm: Meet with Applied Faculty/Lunch at Boozel Dining Hall
-1:45pm-2:15pm: Wind Ensemble Performance
-2:15pm-2:55pm: Music Major Q&A
-3:00pm-3:30pm: Chamber Singers Performance
*official end of MMFAD*
-4:00pm-6:00pm: OPTIONAL Audition for entrance as a Music major
-6:30pm: SRU Choirs Concert
-optional ensemble observations (Chamber Singers, Marching Pride)
-optional campus tour
If you are an educator interested in bringing a group of students to SRU, ensure that each student completes the online registration form so that we may plan appropriately. Contact Dr. Melago (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions."