From Dr. Whitmire

April 26th, 2009

(4/25/2009) Dear Singers –

We had a fantastic rehearsal with the men today. We worked on 4. Spring because it is unaccompanied. We uncovered some pitch insecurities. Please make sure you can sing it with total pitch security. We also worked on 5. Who is Sylvia? Make sure you know exactly where the breaths are, and that you are singing sustained, shaped phrases.

Concert on Thursday, May 7

We will not sing from Oklahoma. We have only 20 minutes in the Hall and we’ll need to use it with the jazz group on Songs and Sonnets.

The call is 6:30 pm in the Choral Room (At 130). At 7:00 pm we will set-up and rehearse briefly in Schlesinger.

Chorus Benefit Concert

Sat. May 16, 7:30 pm

Christine and David Hagan, Piano Duo

Recital Hall (AT130), tickets $20; $10 – under 18

Tickets will be available this Tuesday. Limited seating.

Chorus Picnic

Sat. May 8 May 9; 3:00 pm at the Wulff’s home

Basic Musicianship – If count-singing or any other aspect of music theory is giving you trouble in chorus, consider taking my online Basic Musicianship (MUS 101 01a) over the summer. It is a very effective course that covers rhythm, pitch, scales harmony, intervals, chords, ear training, and many other aspects of music. The material is presented in a very engaging way, and you can complete the course from the beach!

Summer Class for Singers – If you want to improve your solo singing, consider MUS 198 02a Seminar and Project, an intensive vocal performance seminar emphasizing technique, style, diction, and interpretation. It provides an opportunity to perform and perfect the songs that you study in voice lessons.

6 sessions:

Tuesday 5/12, 7:30-9:30 pm

Tuesday 5/19, 7:30-9:30 pm

Tuesday 5/26, 7:30-9:30 pm

Saturday 5/30, 12:00-2:00 pm

Monday 6/1, 7:30-9:30 pm | (4/27/09) Update: Tuesday 6/2, 7:30-9:30 pm

Tuesday 6/9, 7:30-9:30 pm

(4/28/09) Update: The vocal seminar for summer will be a 6 week, 1 credit course.


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