Friday, September 23, 2016

Pics from PHX retreat

It took a minute but I finally pulled the pictures from the PHX retreat off my camera! Better late than never...?

Enjoy!














Mr. T worked SO HARD to get this shot!








































Monday, September 19, 2016

All State Registration

Please check your NAME, VOICE PART, and GRADE for your All State Registration.


Changes are due to DW WEDNESDAY by 4:30. 
docwoolflovesthemouse@gmail.com



Sunday, September 18, 2016

Week of September 19

VOCAL OLYMPICS!! IT'S HAPPENING!!


For those wondering, YES, the Vocal Olympics are standards-based!!
MHSMC.8a
Demonstrate and articulate an awareness of the collaborative nature of the choral art.

Throughout the week we'll have various "events" measuring your creativity, spirit, musical skills and athletic abilities which will earn you points for your team throughout the week. Teams should collaborate to make sure they're earning the highest number of points possible. Collaboration across classes is especially encouraged! Winning team at the end of the week gets ultimate bragging rights (as well as possible prizes... work hard and you will be rewarded!)

**Spirit Dress**
Dress in themed attire every day to compete in a spirit competition. Yes, team points & individual prizes will be awarded for creativity/execution of your attire. But remember that all attire MUST adhere to PHS dress code! :)

Monday: DRESS FOR SUCCESS!
Srs begin taping their pre-screening videos for college auditions on Monday so dress up in audition attire/business attire in solidarity with our seniors as they begin the journey toward the next chapter.
**Srs: Don't forget about SR breakfast on Monday at 7:30 in the vocal room!!**

Tuesday: DRESS FOR MUSICAL THEATER
Dress up like your favorite character from a musical theater show or opera! Bonus points for creative execution of costumes.

Wednesday: DRESS TO WIND DOWN
Wear your sportiest yoga/pilates/tracksuit so that you'll be comfortable while DW does a workshop introducing some breathing and alignment work in some classes, schedule permitting. RC & CC: If you have one, bring a yoga mat for this workshop!

Thursday: DRESS LIKE YOUR FAVORITE COMPOSER/PERFORMING ARTIST
Bonus points WILL be given if anyone shows up in a powdered wig, circa Mozartian era.

Friday: SPIRIT WEAR!!
Spirit colors, as decided upon by your seniors
Sop 1: Green
Sop 2: Pink
Alto 1: Red
Alto 2: Purple
Tenor: Blue
Bass: Black/White

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Weekly Schedule (SUBJECT TO CHANGE!!!)

VC1
Monday: Scale Practice/Intro to All State solo
Tuesday: Piano/Theory
Wednesday: SCALE CHALLENGE. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
Thursday: Piano/Theory
Friday: OLYMPICS: Trivia!

Chamber
Monday: Individual coachings/recordings w/ EW & JMD (you know who you are). Everyone else will have some practice time on your all state solo or piano and/or help DW clean up the music library. :-D
Tuesday: Musical Trivia w/ Ms. Ginn (An olympics event in which everyone will participate to earn team points!)
Wednesday: PHX --> Piano/Theory. Lerner & Loewe --> Yoga Workshop.
Thursday: PHX --> Piano/Theory. Lerner & Loewe --> Scale check off at the start of class, then fun Thursday (stay tuned!!)
Friday: OLYMPICS! Tone Game/SS Challenge, then Relays.

RC3
Monday: All State Prep (if you haven't checked out your song in the correct key, make sure you do so ASAP!!!
Tuesday: All 3 groups!!
12:05 - 12:35: Group 1
12:40 - 1:15: Group 2
1:20 - 1:50: Group 3
Wednesday: 2 groups --> My groups (Crosby & Stills) will do some YOGA! Bring a yoga mat if you have one!!
Thursday: 1 group (Nash will get a chance to do the yoga, plan accordingly!), then Music TRIVIA (with everyone!)
Friday:  OLYMPICS! Tone Game/SS Challenge/Relays

RC4
Monday: Work w/ VC4 on scales! And/or individual practice on All State Solo
Tuesday: Piano/Theory
Wednesday: Yoga Workshop
Thursday: Piano/Theory
Friday: OLYMPICS. Tone Game, SS Challenge, Relays

VC4
Monday: Work w/ RC4 on scales!
Tuesday: Intro to All State Solo
Wednesday: Piano/Theory
Thursday: SCALE CHALLENGE
Friday: OLYMPICS - trivia!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Scholarship to supplement voice lessons

Katz Foundation Scholarship for Voice Lessons

We have received a grant that will allow us to offer a scholarship for voice lessons for a select number of students. The criteria for consideration are:
  • Member of the current sophomore, junior or senior class
  • Financial need
  • Performance potential
  • Vocal class grades and participation
  • Overall GPA
  • Future plans in music

If you are interested in applying for this grant, please submit an essay (at least 250 words) answering these questions
  • Why do you want to take voice lessons?
  • What prevents you from taking voice lessons?
  • If you already take lessons, how would this subsidy be helpful to you?
  • What do you hope to gain from taking voice lessons?


Time is of the essence so that we can offer a scholarship as soon as possible. Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by Friday, September 23 at midnight. If you are able to submit earlier than that, please do! The sooner the better! Please submit your essay to cccepavocal@gmail.com.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Soloists for Fall Concert


Cells Planets (Chamber Chorus) 
Ryan Wolpert, Tassy Kirbas, Jessica Reese, Roan Denton, Brynn McGlamery
  • For now, everyone work on all of the solos in that first section, then we'll divide them up in Monday's rehearsal. Bryan & Roan will sing the improvisatory gospel section. 

Still I Rise (RC3 & RC4 trebles combined)
1st verse: Dayela Lima & Chisom Ukwuoma
2nd verse: Lauren Nelson & Kiara King
End: Rayven Bailey


Warrior (RC4)
Middle verse: Bria McCollum/Emily Captino (top part), Taylor Simonette/Nazhaya Cornett (middle part), Amber Talley/Cayla Primous (bottom part)


Famine Song (Chorale)
Chamber chorus girls