Thank you to Paul Fox for providing these photos of our District 1 members and ensembles!
Seton Hill University's Pre-College Summer Arts Program is designed for students in grades 10, 11, and 12. (Visual Arts students in grade 9 accepted with teacher recommendation.) Choose your track of study for the two weeks in Dance, Musical Theatre or Visual Art.
Dates: June 18-29, 2018, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Place: Seton Hill University Arts Center, 201 West Otterman St. Greensburg, PA 15601
Fee: $850 per participant (lunch option available $67 for 2 weeks)
Click here to register for the Summer Arts Program
Click here for a printable registration form
Registration Deadline is May 1, 2018.
Two Weeks of Learning Plus Performance & Art ShowJoin us for a two week arts-intensive experience working with professionals in the field. Our Pre-College Summer Arts Program will offer students the opportunity to work with Seton Hill faculty during 10 full-day sessions. The program will culminate in a joint performance and art show. Participating performing arts juniors and seniors will be offered the opportunity to audition for one of the University’s programs in Theatre or Dance. Visual arts students will have a professional showcase of their work on the final day of the program, including a faculty critique.
Questions? Contact Michelle Walters: (724) 552-2923 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to thank all of you for your support of our contemporary a cappella group, Room 100 ,from Peters Township HS, via Facebook, emails, and in person! I thought it would be extremely difficult writing a non-existent curriculum for a genre I had little experience teaching or performing. I won't say it was easy with no problems, but it was totally worth it! In two and a half years, our chorus membership has doubled, Room 100 has received national recognition from Deke Sharon, and our administration has become incredibly supportive of the choral program!
I have decided that I want to give back to Pittsburgh directors the educational tools that were given to me at many contemporary camps, festivals, and other events that I have attended throughout the country. Last year I created a summer day camp called Harmonix & Beatz that gave high school and middle school students a week long contemporary a cappella experience. The reviews were incredible with acts such as the amazing Ball in the House, Scott Blasey from the Clarks, Liz Berlin from Rusted Root, the pro live-looper Mike Why, and several contemporary a cappella educators from other cities in the US.
This summer is going to be BIGGER AND BETTER!! The camp will run from July 23-27, 2018 and culminate with a concert at the Hard Rock Cafe at Station Square! We have booked the internationally renown Duwende and the high energy women's quartet, GQ, from D.C.!!
In addition to the camp , I am offering, free of charge, a "directors' round table" in the afternoon on Wednesday, July 25th, for all current school directors in Pennsylvania. Here are examples of some questions that we will answer that day:
The location of the camp will be at In Tune With the Arts Studios in Gibsonia and I hope that many of you will take advantage of this opportunity!!If you have students who may be interested in the camp, please direct them to our website, www.HarmonixandBeatz.com, to register. You too can find more information about our event at the site.
You are all incredible people that have helped me, over the years, become a better musician and I respect you greatly!! Thank you so much for your consideration and lets get Pittsburgh on the map as a contemporary a cappella hub!
Director of Choral Studies at Peters Township HS
PA State Rep for the A Cappella Education Association (AEA)
Please remember to encourage your students to apply for our PMEA District 1 Scholarship. There will be three awards: one strings, one winds/percussion, and one vocal music. The student must have participated in this year's District 1 festival in order to apply. To view other information regarding this scholarship, click on the "Forms" tab, and scroll down to view the corresponding details. All application materials must be postmarked by April 1, 2018.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact D1 Vice President Chris Ballentine at email@example.com