Happy New Year to our Stevenson Music Family!!! I hope everyone had a restful break and all are ready to get back to making music together. There are many events and opportunities coming as we move toward spring. Be sure to watch the music notes (and listen in class) for information regarding Solo and Ensemble, Band/Orchestra Festival, SHS Musical, Collage, Band-O-Rama, String Fling, auditions for 2017-18, and much more.
SOLO & ENSEMBLE PREVIEW CLINIC – January 18, 2017
On Wednesday, January 18 individuals who are participating in Solo and Ensemble will have the opportunity to perform for musician mentors. Students who choose to participate in the clinic will select a 10-minute performance time between 6p and 9p for EACH event performing. Performance will be a mock setting of the actual event. Therefore, individuals need to bring their original score for the mentor. If your accompanist is available to perform, this is a great opportunity to get one last run through in before Solo and Ensemble. Events planning to participate need to register online by completing the TWO steps below.
CLINIC REGISTRATION STEPS:
- Complete the Google Form for EACH event performing. Access the GOOGLE FORM here.
- Sign-up for a performance time by clicking here.
Friends and family are encouraged to come out to hear these wonderful young musicians perform. There will be events in the instrumental music room, choir room, and auditorium throughout the 3-hour clinic. Solo and Ensemble events that do not perform for the clinic must perform for their class before attending Solo and Ensemble.
SOLO & ENSEMBLE - Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Ann Arbor Pioneer HS
The DISTRICT SOLO & ENSEMBLE schedule is available in the link below and on the music website. Be sure to share this information with your ensemble members and accompanist as soon as possible. Remind accompanists the event will be held at Ann Arbor Pioneer again this year.
Individuals who have registered for Solo and Ensemble should be well into music preparation and rehearsing with accompanists and ensemble members. Be proactive and prepared for success. Please read through ALL information/rules to be sure you qualify for a rating. Solo and Ensemble will be held at ANN ARBOR PIONEER HS on Saturday, January 28, 2017.
Events that do not abide by the following rules and regulations will be disqualified and will not receive a rating or a medal.
1. Time Limits: An event will not receive a rating if the minimum time limit is not reached. Repeats or any other markings may not be added to lengthen a piece. However, you may play more than one piece to meet the time requirement. High school events must be a minimum of 2 minutes (timing your piece to be a minimum of 2 1/2 minutes to allow for faster tempos the day of the performance is a good idea) with a maximum of 6 minutes. Chamber ensemble events (9-20 member groups) must be a minimum of 3 minutes with a maximum of 12 minutes. There is no penalty if a longer event is stopped after reaching the maximum time limit.
2. Accompaniment: If a written accompaniment is published for your piece, whether a solo or an ensemble, it must be played. No rating will be given if the accompaniment is not played. While you may think your solo does not have an accompaniment, many times the accompaniment is published in a separate book. Most high school solos are written with a piano accompaniment. A good place to double check is on the internet (www.jwpepper.com is a good site to check).
3. Ensemble Parts: All ensemble parts must be played with one to a part. For example, a trio must have three players; not two, not four. Instrument substitutions are allowed.
4. Original Full Score: An original full score showing all parts (solo accompaniment does not have to be shown), with each measure numbered must be provided to the judge (you should also number the measures in your music for when the judge talks to you about your performance). No rating will be given if an original, numbered score is not provided. If a score is not published, it is the responsibility of the performers to make one in which all parts are aligned. When a handwritten or computer-generated score is presented, the performers must play from original parts.
Events that do not abide by MSBOA rules and regulations will be disqualified and will not receive a rating or a medal.
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - Sunday, January 15 at the Detroit Opera House, 7:30 p.m.
Individuals who purchased tickets for the Phantom of the Opera performance on Sunday, January 15 at 7:30p will meet at Stevenson at 6 p to board the bus. Please be sure to dress appropriately (gentlemen: khakis or dress pants, polo shirt, sweater, or shirt and tie; ladies: dress/skirt or dress pants; NO jeans). Students not accompanied by a parent must have a permission slip turned in to participate. We plan to return to Stevenson by 11:30p.
In rehearsal Monday we will be working on Blues in the Closet and Then One Day I Had the Blues. Be sure to work out your individual parts before rehearsal so we can have a productive rehearsal. Recordings for several of the pieces can be found online and/or downloaded from iTunes.
Blues in the Closet
Then One Day I Had the Blues
Roger Ingram: Roger's Story
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