Summer A Cappella
High School Students
ONLINE INTEREST AND INFORMATION FORM
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After the success of the 2014 Greenlings group, Project-Philly is once again running a summer a cappella group especially for high school students. This group rehearses once a week from late May to early August, and will perform alongside Project-Philly’s adult groups on the Project-Philly Annual Benefit Concert (Aug. 7)
Who is eligible?
Any high school student who will be in grade 10, 11, or 12 in the 2015-2016 school year is eligible to take part in Project-Philly’s high school summer group. Incoming 9th graders are not eligible at this time.
Students who are graduating high school this year are not eligible for the high school group, but they are eligible for Project-Philly’s adult summer groups. They should contact Megan Smith (Chief Membership Officer) at email@example.com for more information.
Project-Philly’s Greenlings will be led by three PA-certified music educators with over 40 years of experience with a cappella singing between them:
- Joshua Hunnex (CEO of Project-Philly and teacher of vocal music and music theory at Lower Merion High School)
- Thomas J. West (Director of Education at Project-Philly and teacher of instrumental music at PA Leadership Charter School)
- Alexandra Kozak (Director of Music at Project-Philly and teacher of elementary vocal and general music in the Schuylkill Valley School District)
Rehearsal Schedule and Important Dates
Greenlings will rehearse once a week on Monday evenings 6:00-8:00pm at Lower Merion High School (Ardmore, PA) beginning 1 June and ending 3 August.
- Sunday, May 31 5:00-8:00pm at Lower Merion HS
- Sunday, 28 June 5:00-8:00pm at Lower Merion HS
- TECH Sunday, 2 August 5:00-8:00pm at Lower Merion HS
- DRESS Wednesday, 5 August 6:00-9:00pm at Lower Merion HS
- CONCERT Friday, 7 August 7:30pm at Lower Merion HS (6:00pm call for performers)
For all Project-Philly groups that meet once a week, members are permitted to miss no more than two rehearsals (for any reason) over the course of the summer.
All absences should be communicated to the group instructors at least 24 hours in advance. Most absence information is collected at the beginning of the season to allow instructors the best opportunities to plan rehearsals. Potential members may petition the board for an exception to the attendance policy, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. This must be done before the season begins.
Attendance at Tech and Dress rehearsals (see above) and the concert is mandatory for participation.
Unofficial Group Meetings
While this group will only meet once a week for rehearsals, we’d like to promote the group community by organizing non-rehearsal activities for another weeknight (maybe Thursdays?) These activities could be anything from a cappella training sessions with our instructors (arranging, vocal percussion, etc.) or simply allowing group members to spend time with each other. These activities are not required of anybody, and are not subject to the Project-Philly attendance policy.
Like all Project-Philly groups, members are required to pay dues at the beginning of each season. These dues pay for members’ Project-Philly t-shirts, food at dress rehearsals and concerts, and any other small items that come up over the summer. Any remaining dues are added to our scholarship donation at the end of the summer. Dues for the summer session are $22.50 (that’s it!)
How to Join
All Project-Philly members must pass an audition before being placed in a group. While we make every effort to accommodate as many qualified singers as possible, we are limited by the number of places available in a group for each voice part. There will be 16-18 places available in this summer’s group. (4-5 per voice part) No more than 18 singers will be placed in the group.
Project-Philly auditions normally take place on a rolling, as-needed basis. You will be contacted to schedule an audition once your interest form has been received.
Group invitations will be sent out soon after the last person has auditioned. It is important to respond to an invitation as soon as possible, even if you are turning down the invitation. It allows us to quickly offer a place to the next person in line.
To schedule an audition, please contact Megan Smith (Chief Membership Officer) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you mention that you are interested in the new high school group in your email. She will then respond with some forms to fill out online and to help you set up an audition appointment.
Please contact Joshua Hunnex (CEO) with any questions about this exciting new opportunity for high school students!