VOCALIZE NEWSLETTER March 2019
Dear Vocalize students/parents/carers,
2019 has already been a very busy time for Vocalize and we are very excited to introduce all the plans in place for the future of the Academy. We are pleased to welcome our new members this term, you have all fitted in so well and have been working really hard.
Vocalize Youth Theatre Production 2019
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
Saturday 6th April 7pm & Sunday 7th April 2pm
have added a few additional rehearsals into the calendar for our cast. Please
notify us asap if you cannot make a rehearsal. All principals will be
asked to stay for an extra hour till 9pm on 11th, 18th, 25th March. Plus......
Saturday 9th March 10am-1pm (Principals only)
Saturday 23rd March 10am-1pm (Full Cast)
Saturday 30th March 10am-1pm (Full Cast)
Monday 1st April 6-9pm (Full Cast)
Thursday 4th April 6-9pm Tech (Full Cast)
Friday 5th April 6-9pm Dress (Full Cast)
Saturday 6th April 6pm sign in, 7pm Show
Sunday 7th April 1pm sign in, 2pm Show
all parents please help any children who are learning lines & song lyrics.
This is the last week using scripts. Costume requirements are attached. Can we please ask ALL members to wear their High School Musical T Shirts
and black joggers or leggings to ALL rehearsals. We are taking cast photos next week.
Please order tickets asap. Order forms are on reception.
London College of Music
Music Theatre Exams – Thursday 28th March 2019
All Singers who have been entered for these exams should now have their
Examination Attendance Notice. Please
keep this safe and bring it with you on the exam day.
Please note that parking is available in the slip road in front of the church (you get, I think an hour free, but must put a ticket on car) or in Asda( 3 hours free parking in Asda). The postcode B90 3GG will take you to Asda.
1. Please arrive for your exam in good time. (at least 20 mins before exam)
2. Confirming your identity: on arrival all candidates will be required to show ID. Accepted documents are passport, birth certificate or other official documents. Copies are accepted
3. Errors in spelling or exam subject/level: the details as they appear on the entry form will be printed on the certificates. If there are errors, please email [email protected] IMMEDIATELY. Please do not wait until the day of your exam to report an error.
Certificates needing corrections after they have been issued will incur a £20 fee per certificate. It is the responsibility of the booker to ensure details are correct.
4. Exam pieces: please present the examiner with either a) a list of the pieces you are going to perform or b) your programme notes. Please refer to the relevant syllabus for details of the requirements relating to your exam. I will explain this in lessons.
Music Theatre Workshop – Saturday 23rd March 2-4pm
All Music Theatre examination singers are invited to participate in a workshop performance to family & friends to rehearse their examination pieces prior to the exam on 28th March. Singers will be asked to pay £10 to attend the workshop to cover the costs of the theatre. Family and Friends are very welcome to join us for this informal performance.
SING FOR HEALTH
I am proud to announce that I am now a certified 'Sing for Health' practitioner. I strongly believe that Teachers should always keep 'Learning'. Following a one off Voice College workshop on the 'Imaginary Singer' in September 2018 I decided to book my place on this course. Four months on and several assignments later I have done it! I am privileged to work with many singers of all ages and I am now evenmore determined to spend more time sharing my love for music and helping people sing for health and well- being. My research has really opened my eyes to the benefits of singing in communities and how it can have a positive impact on specific health conditions such as Lung Health, Dementia, Parkinson's, Depression & Anxiety. Please contact me for further details or pass on my details if you know anyone or a group that would benefit from Singing Workshops or One to One tuition.
As most of you are probably aware, I have some very exciting news! I am due to open Vocalize Studios and Music Shop in the next few weeks. I am taking over the lease of The Music Shop, 9, George Walk, Kingfisher Shopping Centre. The Music Shop has been established for over 30 years and the current owners are now retiring. It would have been a terrible shame for Redditch to lose its only Music Shop so I have had many meetings with the centre management and purchased the remaining stock from the shop which has now closed. It has also given me the opportunity to pursue a real passion and I will now be able to design the space to incorporate additional teaching and recording spaces (With the help of my husband!). I hope to open the studios mid- April, I will of course invite all Vocalize members to join us for our big opening and I hope some of you will come along and sing for us!
We will be taking bookings for individual and group lessons in Singing, Piano, Keyboard, Guitar, Ukulele, Drums, Violin and Music Theory. I will be introducing our professional tutors very soon. I have had many enquiries for One 2 One Singing tuition and I will secure those lessons as soon as I have a date for opening. All my current One 2 One lessons will be moving to the Studios after the Easter Break and I will have much more flexibility for lesson times. Lesson fees will remain at £15 per 30 mins One 2 One lesson, £10 per 30 mins shared lesson, £25 per 60 mins One 2 One lesson. Students will be offered graded exams following the London College of Music and Trinity College London Rock & Pop syllabus. I will also be able to offer recording sessions very soon which can be booked in advance for gifts.
Also Coming Soon………………
Vocalize Junior & Senior Show Choir
(Please confirm availability if you are interested)
These sessions will be open to any singers who would like to develop their vocal skills further in a group setting, introducing score reading and harmony as the singers develop their confidence. There will be a focus on Musical Theatre and Contemporary Pop Songs with regular performance opportunities.
VOCALIZE OPEN MIC
I will be booking regular Vocalize Open Mic sessions for all students who book One 2 One Tuition or attend the Show Choir sessions. I have been in discussion with local Social clubs and I will confirm the dates & venue asap.
MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS
Look out for forthcoming dates for Musical Theatre Workshops. We are looking forward to booking more West End workshops and visiting tutors who have worked on the West End shows and touring productions. We are also planning our next visit to London to perform on a West End Stage!
Thank you to all our members and their families for your ongoing support!
For more information please visit our facebook page.
Tracy Anne Wright B.Ed Mus (Principal - Vocalize Performing Arts Academy)