Newsletter for February 2013
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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!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm. Thank you so much!
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|
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|
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|
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)|
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|
|Aleiya Evison:||Wardrobe Lady|
|Tori Gahnal:||Lilli Vanessie/Katherine Minola|
|Elizabeth Myra:||Padua Inn Waitress|
|Ellie Oliver:||Lois Lane/Bianca Minola|
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|
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!
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!