Concert Photos and Videos | Open Case Pop Up Series: Sign-up Today!

Dear Youth Ensembles Families,

I am thrilled to share the following photos and videos from the May 14th Classical Studies Showcase Concert! Many thanks to the parent Otto Fazekas who made these recordings for us all to enjoy!

CLICK HERE to view the Google Drive Folder with photos and videos


You’re invited to the Open Case Pop-Up Series! 

Bask in the sun while you busk with us this summer as we bring our music to the streets!

All CMSa2 students and faculty are invited to sign up to busk throughout the city to help the school raise funds and share our music with the community!

You can jam solo or with friends (or both!) at locations such as:

Ann Arbor Farmers Market Food Truck Rallies
Kerrytown Market & Shops
Ypsilanti Farmers Market
Saline Farmers Market

Play your heart out all summer and WIN PRIZES!

SIGN UP TODAY!

For more information about sign-up, times and logistics, please visit cmsa2.org/opencase

Please email all questions to cmsa2programs@gmail.com

 

 

Auditions Monday 5/22

Dear Youth Ensembles Families,

Congratulations to the Brass, Wind and Percussion Ensembles who performed in the Chamber Music Recital yesterday!


Auditions for Fall Youth Chamber Ensembles will be held on Monday, May 22nd from 6:30-9:00 at CMSa2 (1289 Jewett Ave). Please fill out this Audition Inquiry Form to reserve your spot!

In order to be placed in an appropriate chamber ensemble, we request that all current Strings and Brass students either sign up for a live audition, or email a videotaped audition to cmsa2programs@gmail.com by May 22nd. (Current Wind and Percussion students are waived from the audition requirement).

The Audition Requirements are one scale and prepared piece, for both live and video auditions. Siblings or friends are also welcome to audition. You can expect to hear more details about the new chamber classes and placements by the end of June.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Cynthia at cmsa2programs@gmail.com

Thank you!

 

 

 

 

NO Rehearsals tonight! | Audition Reminder

Dear Youth Ensembles Members,

Congratulations on the wonderful Classical Showcase Concert yesterday! Stay tuned…I will be sharing photos and videos on this blog later this week!


There is NO rehearsal tonight at Clague. The Winds, Brass and Percussion Ensembles will be performing on the Chamber Music Recital this Wednesday, May 17th at 7:00 pm. The call time for performers on Wednesday is 6:00 at CMSa2 (1289 Jewett Ave).

I could use a few parent’s help moving chairs and stands before and after the recital. Also, please bring a small snack to share at the potluck reception!


Auditions are NEXT Monday, May 21st at CMSa2!

Thank you to those who have already filled out this Audition Inquiry Form: expect a personal email from me confirming your time slot by Thursday.

Please fill out this Audition Inquiry Form to sign-up for a live audition on Monday, May 22nd from 6:30-9:00pm at CMSa2 (1289 Jewett).  If you prefer, we will also accept a video-taped audition, due on May 22nd. Please email the video to cmsa2programs@gmail.com

As mentioned in the Youth Ensembles Directors Letter, we request that ALL current members of Youth Ensembles re-audition this month so they can be offered a place in an appropriate Chamber Ensemble! Auditioning is in no way a commitment to register for the class in the Fall, so we strongly suggest that you take the audition regardless of future plans!

For both live and video auditions we request students prepare or record a scale and piece of their choice.

If you have any questions, please email Cynthia at cmsa2programs@gmail.com

 

 

 

SIGN-UP: May Auditions! | Concerts this Week!

Dear Youth Ensembles Families,

As mentioned in the Youth Ensembles Directors Letter, we request that ALL current members of Youth Ensembles re-audition this month so they can be offered a place in an appropriate Chamber Ensemble! Auditioning is in no way a commitment to register for the class in the Fall, so we strongly suggest that you take the audition regardless of future plans!

Please fill out this Audition Inquiry Form to sign-up for a live audition on Monday, May 22nd from 6:30-9:00pm at CMSa2 (1289 Jewett).  If you prefer, we will also accept a video-taped audition, due on May 22nd. Please email the video to cmsa2programs@gmail.com

For both live and video auditions we request students prepare or record a scale and piece of their choice.

If you have any questions, please email Cynthia at cmsa2programs@gmail.com


ALL STUDENTS:

 Classical Showcase Concert

3:00pm on Sunday, May 14th

 Forsythe Middle School Auditorium (1655 Newport Rd)

Reminders for Youth Ensemble Performers:

  • Please wear white tops and black pants or skirts for Sunday’s performance.
  • 1:00 Call Time for Symphony Orchestra and Percussion Ensemble.

  • 1:15 Call Time for Concert Orchestra, Wind and Brass Ensembles


WINDS, BRASS, and PERCUSSION Ensembles ONLY:

Chamber Music Recital

7:00pm on Wednesday, May 17th

 Community Music School of Ann Arbor (1289 Jewett Ave)

  •  6:00 pm Call Time for Wind, Brass, and Percussion Ensemble Students

CLICK HERE for VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP

Thank you to those who have signed up for volunteer positions already…please add your name if you have not signed up yet!  I could especially use help with set-up, “box office” help, and taking down equipment after the performance.

Directors Letter | Performance Reminders

Dear Youth Ensembles Families,

This is a copy of the letter from our directors which was distributed at yesterday’s rehearsal: Youth Ensembles Letter May 2017  We would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions as well as answer any questions you may have about the changes.  Stay tuned for future Tutti posts with more information!


 Classical Showcase Concert 

3:00pm on Sunday, May 14th

 Forsythe Middle School Auditorium (1655 Newport Rd)

Reminders for Youth Ensemble Performers:

  • Please wear white tops and black pants or skirts for Sunday’s performance.
  • 1:00 Call Time for Symphony Orchestra and Percussion Ensemble.

  • 1:15 Call Time for Concert Orchestra, Wind and Brass Ensembles


CLICK HERE for VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP

Thank you to those who have signed up for volunteer positions already…please add your name if you have not signed up yet!  I could especially use help with set-up, “box office” help, and taking down equipment after the performance.

Volunteers Needed! | Concert and Dress Rehearsal Reminders

Dear Youth Ensembles Families,

CLICK HERE for VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP  Please use this link to sign up to volunteer at the May 14th Classical Studies Concert!

We are grateful to all for lending a hand in making this special event a success.


The Classical Studies Showcase Concert is at 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 14th at Forsythe Middle School Auditorium (1655 Newport Rd). ALL youth ensembles are performing on this concert!

There are no tickets, and admission is a suggested $5 donation at the door. We allow two “comp tickets” per student performer and any children under age 10 are free.  Please invite friends and family to come enjoy the performance and reception afterwards!


Dress for the concert is white shirts with black pants or skirts and black shoes. Important Reminder of Dress Rehearsal and Call Times for performers:

Symphony Orchestra (Strings) and Percussion Ensemble:

Rehearse at 1:15 pm (please arrive by 1:00)

&

Concert Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Brass Ensemble:

Rehearse at 1:30 pm (please arrive by 1:15)

 

IMPORTANT Dress Rehearsal Schedule for May 14th Concert!

Dear Youth Ensemble Families,

The dress rehearsal and call times have been set for our Sunday, May 14th Classical Studies Showcase Concert. The dress rehearsal and concert are at Forsythe Middle School Auditorium (1655 Newport Rd).

Symphony Orchestra (Strings) and Percussion Ensemble:

Rehearse at 1:15 pm (please arrive by 1:00)

&

Concert Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Brass Ensemble:

Rehearse at 1:30 pm (please arrive by 1:15)


Dress for the concert is white shirts with black pants or skirts and black shoes.

The Concert begins at 3:00 pm and is open to the public with a $5 suggested donation for admission.


Our last two Monday evening rehearsals on May 1st and May 8th will be very important to prepare for this concert, so please make sure your student is practicing their parts at home and show up to rehearsal on time!  Thank you