March 2013: Summer Camps & Performance Opportunities



Dana V Music Newsletter, March 2013: Summer Camps & Performance Opportunities

March 2013: Summer Camps & Performance Opportunities

Newsletter for March 2013

Dana V. Music Presents A Little Princess

Auditions: April 13

Last summer, DVM produced a concert version of the musical Next to Normal as a fundraiser for our Key Players scholarship program. The production was a huge success, and we are now hoping to make this an annual event!

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2013 Summer Camps

Auditions: April 13

Last summer, DVM produced a concert version of the musical Next to Normal as a fundraiser for our Key Players scholarship program. The production was a huge success, and we are now hoping to make this an annual event!

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Tip Your Teacher: Streetside Music

The following teachers will be performing during the First Friday Art Walks as part of the Louisville Streetside Music program. You can find them at locations along Main Street. They will be performing primarily for tips, so please come out and support them! If you are unable to leave a tip for your teacher during the Arts Walk, you are welcome to leave a tip in an envelope in the drop box or office with the family name and teacher recipient on it, and we will be sure to get it to them!

Day(s) Friday, May 3
Time 6-9 pm
Description Jerod Sarlo (Piano) & Nancy Fitzgerald (Piano)
Day(s) Friday, June 7
Time 6-9 pm
Description Jerod Sarlo (Piano), Alex Vittal (Viola), & Emma Shubin (Flute)

Upcoming Workshops And Classes

College Prep Series I: College Planning (HS Sophomores and Juniors)

Taught by Dana Vachharajani and Katie McClave, this course explores students’ college choices, organization, timelines, repertoire, parental involvement, and planning when preparing to pursue a music major or minor at a university.

Session II of Spring Courses  We will begin Session II on April 1. Re-registration is required for all Eurhythmics classes, and we are also offering shorter sessions of Group Keyboard and Group Violin/Viola.

Price$160
Day(s) Mondays, April 8-29
Time 7:00-8:30 pm
Note(s) *To register, please contact Dana Vachharajani at danav@danavmusic.com

Adult Voice Class, with Paul Perry

Come join us and work through acting, technique, and audition skills with instructor PaulPerry and a live accompanist each week. This class is perfect for adults who want a safe environment to try out performing.

Price$100
Session III Tuesdays, 4/16-5/7
Time 7:00-8:30 pm

Adult Eurhythmics: Movement with a Twist

Join instructor Emma Shubin for a music and movement experience you won’t forget! This class will focus on developing a deeper sense of rhythm and musicianship in a social, welcoming, and fun environment. Tuition includes one free glass of wine, coffee, or tea from Bittersweet Cafe!

Price$28
Day(s) Friday, 4/26
Time 7:00-8:30 pm

No Running In Hallways

It has come to our attention that there have been a high volume of unsupervised children and teens in the building during the later evening hours (after 7 pm). There have been many incidents of excessive noise, running, and screaming in the basement hallways during this time. Please understand that private lessons and classes occur until 9 pm on weekdays, and this hallway noise is very disruptive to the students and teachers who are in classes. We would appreciate it if all parents would remind their children to behave appropriately, so we can keep the building comfortable and safe at all hours of the day and night. Thank you!

Spring Recitals Of Relevance: May 11-12

We will once again hold five student recitals this semester. These recitals are optional, but all current students are invited and welcome to perform. Sign-up sheets and additional information about these recitals will go out on April 5. Mark your calendars now!

Saturday, May 11
11:00 am-12:00 pm
DVM Ensemble Room

Saturday, May 11
3:00-5:00 pm
The Academy, Boulder

Saturday, May 11
6:00-9:00 pm
Adult Students Recital & Cocktail Party
Home of Staci Collins, Louisville

Sunday, May 12
12:30-1:30 pm
DVM Ensemble Room

Sunday, May 12
3:00-5:00 pm
Lodge at Balfour, Louisville

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Student News

Mary Grace Carroll was one of only twenty-five 8th-12th grade students to be accepted to Perry Mansfield’s Young Artist Musical Theatre Intensive for Summer 2013. Way to go, Mary Grace! We are so proud of you and know you will have a great time at this program.

Congratulations to Lindsey Ashby on winning a blue ribbon in the ACSI Solo Music Festival for voice! Great job!

On March 6th, the Ryan Elementary and Angevine Middle School students who receive generous scholarships from Impact on Education to study music at DVM performed three wonderful pieces for an audience of over 400 at the Impact Awards. Some have only been studying since late October and all the students showed wonderful poise and musicianship. Thank you to all of the teachers who have been involved in this program: Alex Vittal, Monica Smiley, Kellan Toohey, Dave Laub, and Emma Shubin.

Thank you to the Flatiron Chorales and soloists who performed at the Youth Spring Art Show at the Louisville Public Library on March 7! It was a great show and the library has already asked to have us back next year.

Teacher News

Kelly Fitzgerald, daughter of DVM piano teacher, Nancy Fitzgerald, recently won 2nd place in the CU Idol competition. Congratulations, Kelly!

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Dana V Music Newsletter for February 2013

They Got The Bag!

In December, all of the 100 participants in the Dana V. Music recitals received a brand new Dana V. Music Bag with many thanks for their wonderful participation. We love seeing the red in our studios! Great job to all!

They Got The Bag! from the DVM Newsletter (February 2013)

Like us on Facebook

Dana V. Music has been on Facebook now for a few years, and we love to have the ability to share news with you this way. If you are on Facebook and have not “liked” us yet, please do so!

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Help Wanted! All Young Musicians

The Louisville Public Library is hosting their Spring Art Show for Louisville’s young artists and Dana V. Music has been asked to provide the music entertainment for the night. This show will take place Thursday, March 7, 5:30-7:30 pm.

We are looking for any singers or instrumentalists who would enjoy singing or playing a piece while spectators enjoy the artwork. You would be scheduled in a 15-minute block. Please let your teacher know if you are interested and email Dana at danav@danavmusic.com to confirm. Thank you so much!

Upcoming Workshops

Debunking the Belt: Workshop and Master Class (Ages 14 to Adult)
Join Dr. Elizabeth Bell Kling to learn the tricks to sing like your favorite belting stars! This workshop will outline the vocal technique of this unique style. Each participant will apply these techniques during the master class. Styles include: musical theater, pop, rock, or country.

Date Monday, March 4, 2013
Time 6:30-8:30pm
Cost $40

College Prep Series II: Career Skills, Business & Etiquette (HS Freshmen-Senior)
Taught by Drs. Elizabeth Bell Kling and Angela Miller-Niles. This fun and practical one-day workshop will provide each participant with the skills needed to have a great audition experience through audition etiquette, resume analysis and revision work on both.

Date Sunday, March 10, 2013
Time 1:00-5:00pm
Cost $90

Adult Classes at DVM

Are you a parent of a DVM student? Have you always wanted to study music but never had the opportunity to get involved? Or, are you looking to come back to music later in life? Many people do not realize that we offer private lessons in all instruments to adults and have a big selection of adult classes that continues to grow each semester. These are a fun, low-pressure way to explore music if you never have, or to get involved again. All levels welcome!

Adult Voice Class, with Paul Perry
Come join us and work through acting, technique, and audition skills with instructor Paul Perry and a live accompanist each week. This class is perfect for adults who want a safe environment to try out performing.

Date Tuesday’s at 7:00-8:30pm
Session II 2/19-3/12
Cost $100

Adult Eurhythmics: Movement with a Twist
Join instructor Emma Shubin for a music and movement experience you won’t forget! This class will focus on developing a deeper sense of rhythm and musicianship in a social, welcoming, and fun environment. Tuition includes one free glass of wine, coffee, or tea from Bittersweet Cafe!

Time Friday’s at 7:00-8:30pm
Date 2/22, 3/15, 4/26
Cost $28 per Class

Adult Keyboard, with Jerod Sarlo
This class is for adults and high-schoolers who are new to piano or those who would like to study again after time off. Also a great class for singers who would like to work on their piano skills!

Time Wednesday’s at 7:00-8:00pm
Date 1/23-5/1 (no class 3/27)
Cost $300 including Text (Late registration will be prorated)

Beginning Group Guitar for Adults, with David Goodheim
Always wanted to learn how to play the guitar, but not sure if you are ready for private lessons? This is the class for you! Students will learn basic chords and guitar technique, in addition to simple songs and fundamentals of music. Students will have an option to perform their pieces in recital at the end of the semester. Less than half the cost of private lessons!

Time Tuesday’s at 7:00-8:00pm
Date 1/22-4/30 (no class 3/26)
Cost $280 including Text (Late registration will be prorated)

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Student News

Christina Galligan & Maddie Leh were selected for the Women’s All State Jazz Choir, two of only 16 singers chosen in the state. We are so proud of them!

Issac Loveland, a Prairie View High School Voice student with Dana Vachharajani and in choir with Bette Weir, was awarded a spot in All State Choir this year!

Christina Galligan, Ella Jenak, Maddie Leh, Elizabeth Myra, and Will Thames were selected for All State Choir this year. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Amanda Fenwick Smith for her very professional caliber and training as she stepped in at the last moment to become soloist for the Fairview High School Choirs and Musica Sacra Orchestra event. They performed Calling All Dawns by composer Christopher Tinn, with the composer in attendance. The video from Friday night is up on YouTube!

Heather Hall was cast as Frau Schmidt in The Sound of Music with Curtains Up Theatre Company in Denver. She is also understudying Mother Abbess! Way to go, Heather!

Congratulations to Dana V. Music collaborative pianist, Zach Stailey, as he just finished his performance of Dan in Next to Normal for Ignite Theatre. (Quote Review) We will also be seeing Zach as Prince Dauntless in Once Upon a Mattress for Performance Now in Denver.

Congratulations to the following students who were cast in Monarch High School’s upcoming production of Kiss Me, Kate!

Parker Bilecky: Paul and Dance Captain
Mackenzie Bloom: Chorus
Aleiya Evison: Wardrobe Lady
Tori Gahnal: Lilli Vanessie/Katherine Minola
Claire McConville: Riley
Emma McConville: Flynt
Elizabeth Myra: Padua Inn Waitress
Ellie Oliver: Lois Lane/Bianca Minola
Natalie Rudd: Hattie

Congratulations to our students who were cast in the Fairview High School Pop Show!

Show Casting Grace Bowland
Rachel Dreher Julie Dunn
Christina Galligan Ella Jenak
Maddie Leh Maddie Lutz
Talia Nadel Gregory Pellman
Dylan Ross Alei Russo
Hannah Spears Libby Williams

Alumni News

Many of us teachers were honored that so many of our alumni called us when they were home for the holidays from their universities to go out to lunch, have voice lessons, or simply catch up. Alumni, we truly value you and your wonderful commitment to keeping us informed about your lives and careers. It is not only heartwarming, but it also helps us to better guide our college-bound music majors in the future. We love you!

Teacher News

Kellan Toohey, our wonderful clarinet teacher, just won an audition with the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra. He was also a winner of the University of Colorado’s Ekstrand Graduate Student Performance Competition!

Emily Sinclair (Voice) was also a winner of the University of Colorado’s Ekstrand Graduate Student Performance Competition! We love our talented teachers!

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Student News for September 2012

Kaden Hinkle will be performing double roles this fall in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Young Andrew Jackson and Lyncoya) at the Aurora Fox Theater and Miracle on 34th Street (Ensemble) at the Arvada CenterBloody Bloody Andrew Jackson will run September 7-October 28 and  Miracle on 34th Street will run November 27-December 23. What a busy young man!

Thomas Russo will be playing Harry Finfer in Miracle on 34th Street at the Arvada Center, November 27-December 23. Way to go!
Emma McConville attended the US Performing Arts Camp in Washington, DC in July and got to perform for First Lady Michelle Obama.  First-daughter Sasha was a camp participant. What a fun experience!

Fairview High School’s Upcoming Musical: Legally Blonde

Congratulations to our students who were cast in Fairview High School’s upcoming musical, Legally Blonde, which will be performed November 7-11!

Pilar: Christina Galligan
Kate: Maddie Leh
Guard/law student: Greg Pellman
Greek Chorus/Delta Nu: Alei Russo
Delta Nu/Workout Video/Jailhouse: Rose O’Donnell
Law Student/Sales Person: Jackson Fields

Center Stage Theatre Company Presents: Honk

Congratulations to our students who were cast in Honk with CenterStage Theatre Company! The 5th-9th grade show will be performed November 7-11.

Cat: Mary Grace Carroll
Maureen: Libby Williams
Drake/Greylag: Grant Saunders
Turkey/Soloist: Anna Prior
Dot: Carlyn Tan
Queenie: Leah Tan
Lowbutt: Lauren Beatty
Penny: Ella Leh
Bewick: Stella Schitter
Peep: Emma Marshall

The Art Underground Presents: The Little Mermaid

Congratulations to our students who were cast in The Little Mermaid, the 2nd-6th grade show at The Art Underground! Performances are November 17-18.

Ariel: Sabrina Lasica
Sebastian: Paige Wiemer
Adella: Fiona Cubillas
Alana: Amelia Schantz
Jetsam: Julianna Niell
Pilot: Gabriel Minot

Teacher News for September 2012

Clarinet teacher, Kellan Toohey, recently competed in The International Clarinet Association Young Artist Competition in Lincoln, Nebraska, and was ranked one of six finalists in the world!  He received some great feedback from the judges as well. Congratulations, Kellan!

Dana V. Music teachers Angela Miller-Niles and Dr. Elizabeth Bell have been officially invited to present a lecture-recital on Tom Cipullo’s works at the NATS West Central Regional Conference in November at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.  We are so proud of you both and look forward to your wonderful presentation!

September 2012 Newsletter: Fill Your Fall With Music

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Student News

For July, 2012

Renee Kendrick will be playing Mary and Heather Hall will be playing Alice in Longmont Theatre Company’sproduction of The Secret Garden. Congratulations!

Tess Haifley premiered her original song, “Let it Shine” for Niwot High School’s Spring Choir Concert. It was received with ovations and tears. Great job, Tess!

Sydney Chinowsky will play Mrs. Beaver in the Peanut Butter Players production of Narnia.

Congratulations to our students who won awards at the NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Student Auditions on April 14, 2012!

Musical Theatre 3
2nd Place: Alei Russo
Honorable Mention: Grace Bowland

Classical 3
Honorable Mention: Rachel Dreher

Musical Theater 4
1st Place: Elizabeth Myra

Classical 5
2nd Place: Rosie Irwin

Musical Theatre 5
1st Place: Rosie Irwin

Musical Theatre 17
1st Place: Heather Hall

Classical 18
2nd Place: Liz Ryan

Musical Theatre 18
1st Place: Liz Ryan

Congratulations to DVM Voice Instructors Elizabeth Bell (CO/WY NATS Auditions Chair), Nicole AselSarah DavisKatie McClave, and Dana Vachharajani for their participation in this wonderful event.