Weekly Notes 4/8/2021

Thursday, April 08, 2021 3:40 PM | Hannah Miller (Administrator)

Registration opens at 8:30 AM
Host | Phil Johnson
Clinician | Dr. Brandon Ulrich
Sight Reading Clinician | Jessica Nieuwkoop
Conductors | Phil Johnson and Katherine Friske

MSVMA is excited about our new Honors Choir Intensive at the Michigan Youth Arts Virtual Festival. The festival will take place from May 13-15 and will be available by invitation to students who participated in the Virtual High School Honors Choir and soloists/ensembles who earned outstanding ratings at this year's virtual festivals. Invited performers who wish to participate will submit a video to be featured in a virtual concert and may choose to participate in the Honors Choir Intensive on Saturday, May 13.

Invitations have been sent to the email addresses provided on the High School Honors Choir registration forms. If your students participated in Honors Choir and have not received an invitation, please contact hannahmiller@msvma.org for registration information. 

Participation Fees:
$30 - Invited soloists and ensembles who only wish to submit a video for an evening performance
$50 - Individuals who would like to participate in the Saturday workshops

**Note** Individuals from an invited ensemble may choose to participate in the Saturday events, but they each must register and pay the $50 workshop participant fee.

Choral Music Education Scholarship Available

Is one of your students pursuing a degree in choral music education? Please share the following opportunity for a $10,000 scholarship paid in increments of $1,250 per semester for the duration of a 4-year college degree.    

Eligibility requirements include the following which must be met or maintained:

  • Applicant must graduate from a MSVMA member high school.

  • Applicant must be enrolled in choral music education at an approved school (Click here for list of schools)

  • Scholarship recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA and remain in good standing in their program as a full-time student.

 Encourage the next generation of choral music educators to take full advantage of this opportunity. Application deadline is May 1, 2020 for the 2021-2022 academic school year. The recipient will be contacted by the middle of May and will be announced at the 2021 Summer Conference.

Apply Now
The Carolyn F. Leep Scholarship

Did you know that MSVMA awards scholarships to members pursuing an advanced degree or who wish to enroll in a non-degree choral music institute or workshop?  Potential areas of study include choral conducting, composition with emphasis on choral/vocal music, vocal music education and church music with vocal/choral emphasis.
Applicants must have at least three years teaching experience in Michigan and be able to return to MSVMA activities after using the scholarship. 
Applications are reviewed by the Carolyn F. Leep Scholarship Committee which is chaired by the past president. Have questions, contact markkrempski@msvma.org.

Application Deadline:  April 15, 2021
Scholarship must be used by April 15, 2023

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Rackham Choir will once again offer their high school vocal intern program. Please consider passing the link and application form to any of your high school students whom you believe might qualify and be interested. This has been a highly successful program, and many of Rackham's interns have been admitted to selective college voice programs with significant scholarships. The application deadline is April 27. For more information, visit rackhamchoir.org/education/.


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