Notations – April 28, 2019

Spring Concert Rehearsals

Tomorrow, Monday, 4/29 – 3-4:30 PM:
Select & Chamber – rehearsal and recording for Disney audition

Wednesday, 5/1 – 3:30-4:30 PM:
Chorale & Select – after school rehearsal with choreographer

Monday, 5/6 – 4-6 PM:
Noteworthy, DoReMigas & SMAC combined – a cappella workshop with guest artist

Wednesday, 5/8 – 3-5 PM:
Camerata & Chamber Tenor/Bass – with choreographer

Wednesday, 5/15 – 3-5 PM: All ensembles with choreographer

Other rehearsals will be added as needed. Also, we will send out final concert information, including a possible shift in the date.

Urgent Need for 2 more Awards Night Co-Chairs

Spring Chorus Awards Night will be on Tuesday, 5/28.

Awards Night Co-Chairs will assist Heather Wellman, the event Chair, with preparation and running of the event, and we still need 2 more volunteers to co-chair.

The Awards Night Chair and Co-Chairs are responsible for Food, Decorations, Gifts and Communication with the students and the Choral Directors, which they will “divide and conquer”! In addition, they will be hosting the event and help present the awards on May 28.

We need to get the preparation started right away.  Therefore, if you are able to co-chair the Awards Night, please email Mitsuyo Sprague at ASAP.

Get Involved! – PCA Openings for Fall 2019

We are currently looking for a new Treasurer and a new Membership Chair for the next school year:

  • Treasurer: The role requires basic bookkeeping skills, and our outgoing Treasurer will provide training.
  • Membership Chair: We seek someone who is organized, detail-oriented and has excellent communication skills. Also, the outgoing Chair will assist with the transition.     

If interested, please email Susan Sather at ASAP.

Senior Recital – Monday, May 13 at 7 pm, Little Theatre

Audition: after school on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 (Sign-up no longer available) You must perform your selection (with or without accompaniment) for music faculty members.

Since this is a solo recital, not a talent show, selections must be appropriate to the event.  Therefore, the directors will exercise the right to refuse a student performance that is either inappropriate or under-rehearsed.

Scrip Fundraising for Chorus Trip

Start fundraising with Scrip for Next Year’s Trip!

To register, go to:

  1. ShopWithScrip and select Join a Program
  2. Enter Enrollment Code: 53ECEC3317977
  • Enter the student’s name for whom you’re fundraising in Step 3.
  • Enroll in online payments (PrestoPay) before placing your order.
  • For detailed information about the ordering process, go to:

Orders for physical cards and orders by checks will be placed at noon on the following dates: 5/3, 5/17 and 5/31.

Enrichment Opportunities:

ACDA NextDirection choral leadership conferences

The Next Direction Choral Leadership Conference is an opportunity for choral students to explore what it means to be a choral conductor and a music educator. Built on a program developed and honed by the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association, 2018 was the first time American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) offered the experience to students across the country. 

And this year, Virginia ACDA is launching an east-coast option, so that more students will be able to participate because the conference is now offered in two locations at two different times.

The cost for the entire 4-day/3-night conference is $350 (tuition, materials, room, board).  Several states are offering full scholarships to either conference.  More information on that here:  ACDA NextDirection

NextDirection: Inspiring Choral Leadership – National Program

July 14-20, University of Wisconsin – Parkside

Accepted students will be notified by May 1, 2019 (registration was due 4/15.)

Headline conductors are Dr. Rhonda Fuelberth and Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe, and artistic and programmatic leadership for NextDirection comes from Wisconsin Choral Directors Association.  Click here to learn more.

NextDirection – Virginia

July 23-26, Virginia Wesleyan University – Virginia Beach
Registration deadline: May 1, 2019.  Click here to learn more.

Headline conductors are:

  • High School Track: Dr. Shane Lynch (Washington & Lee University)
  • Collegiate track: Dr. Lisa Billingham (George Mason University)

Summer Choral Institute with the National Philharmonic

July 16, 18, 23, 25, 26 – The Music Center at Strathmore

The National Philharmonic is sponsoring a Summer Choral Institute in July for experienced singers (flyer attached.) Details can be found: 2019 Summer Choral Institutes

To participate, you will need to register online (due June 16, 2019):