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Age: K- 5th Grade

Maximum number of singers accepted: 16 

Time: 4:00 – 4:55 PM Thursdays beginning September 9

Place: AngelSong Academy of Arts

            Bethlehem, Barrow County

Cost: Introductory tuition for fall semester is $50 for ten 55-minute sessions, plus a $15 music and supplies fee. (Pro-rated for students who join later.) Total $65 for fall semester. Spring semester cost will be approximately $7 per session plus a music and supplies fee. No registration fee will be charged for the 2004-2005 school year. Parents will need to fill out an information form.

Director: Dr. Karen Bernard

Accompanist: Katie Wilson

(To view both bios, please visit http://www.georgiavocalproject.org and click on “Director & Accompanist” – it may take a few seconds to come up.)

Performances: There will be a small recital at the AngelSong studio for family and friends of students on November 18. The spring concert will be held in a larger facility, open to the public.

Middle/High School Choir: We have begun taking names of interested students who would like to participate in a choir for older students. We’ll work out the schedule according the needs of the majority of participants. If any students would like to sing the role of an older sibling in the “So Long, Farewell” scene this semester, please contact Karen.

Auditions: Will not be necessary for our beginning season, however, we are seeking singers who can carry a tune or match pitches. It is the director’s vision that after training for a semester or two, this group will become a “select” choir capable of performing in a variety of styles and languages.

Contact information: For questions about the Metro Children’s Show Choir, directions to the studio, or to sign up, please call Karen Bernard at 770-867-1756, or e-mail krb6@att.net .

 

Rehearsal Format:

Vocal warm-up exercises

Practice performance songs # 1 & 2

Acting game

Practice songs #3 & 4

Depending on time, we will alternate the following activities:

Music movement to live classical piano music, and other styles to taped music

Practice songs #5 & 6

Listening to quality vocal music (while doing a seated fine arts activity)

Music circle: Seasonal or multi-cultural songs, singing games, or rhythm instrument time

 

Occasionally, if time allows, we may do a music craft, sound experiment, music theory game, or read a short story about our music.

 

The song practice time will also be used to practice sight-reading skills, learn music terminology, discuss rhythms, intervals, and background of each song. 

 

Tentative performance repertoire for Fall 2004: (not including circle time songs and music listening selections)

 

Broadway       Happiness is (You’re a Good Man, Charley Brown)

                          So Long, Farewell (Sound of Music)

Jazz                 It’s Only a Paper Moon

Classical         Breathing with Beethoven

Sacred             I Know the Lord has Laid His Hands on Me

                          Pie Jesu

Folk                  Manx Lullaby

 

We will have practice tapes and music to send home with your child on September 23. Please make sure he or she listens/sings along once a day, as our goal is to memorize all pieces. Children should keep a folder containing all music and hand-outs and bring it to each session. The November 18th recital will be rather informal – no special attire or costumes are needed. Eventually, we’ll have MCSC concert attire, but for now, please have students wear nice, casual or even church-type attire for recitals.

AngelSong Academy of Arts * P. O. Box 393 * Bethlehem * GA * 30620