REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER RECORDING WORKSHOP 2019. 

 

Vocal assessment for all admitted singers will be held on April 27, 2019 at UNC, Chapel Hill. Audition video submissions are required from all new students (see below).
Workshop dates:  June 23 - June 28.
Tuition: $485

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SPEND A WEEK SINGING, RECORDING AND ARRANGING. THIS UNIQUE CHORUS PERFORMS AT THE CAT'S CRADLE AND RECORDS IN A PROFESSIONAL STUDIO.

Community Chorus Project is pleased to offer a weeklong workshop to singers in grades 9-12 (rising 9th grade students through graduating seniors may apply.) The program is run in collaboration with the Department of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is supported by an Innovations Fund grant from UNC’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities.

The Summer Recording Workshop brings together the best high school singers in the area for a weeklong, immersive musical experience. Students improve their performance and vocal technique while learning from a staff of professional musicians and teachers. As well as having opportunities to record, make videos and perform live, participants also enjoy daily open mic sessions that let them to showcase their own work. Students take classes in subjects that range from arranging, song writing and home recording. The workshop culminates in a showcase performances on June 28 at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, one of the area’s premiere live music venues.

If you love to sing and have a passion for large group, small group or solo singing then this is the workshop for you. Join us at UNC to create a wonderful summer chorus!

Students in the Summer Recording Workshop have recorded and performed songs by Fun, Tracy Chapman, The Kinks, David Byrne with St.Vincent, Justin Timberlake, REM, Adele, Arcade Fire, Band of Horses and the Motown classic, "I Want You Back." Their work has been featured on R.E.M’s website and Facebook page, as well as The Kink’s Facebook page. Over 100,000 people have seen the videos on Youtube Tube – watch here!

NYC based Marianne Cheng directs the workshop, along with producer Colin Egan and Durham School of the Arts chorus teacher, Kellen Moss. (see biographies).

HOW DO I JOIN THE SUMMER RECORDING WORKSHOP?
Returning singers
should REGISTER HERE and are required to attend an in-person, vocal assessment with Marianne Cheng in the Kenan Music Building on the campus of UNC at Chapel Hill on Saturday, April 27. Places in the workshop are limited and will be filled on a “first come, first served” basis.

New singers should REGISTER HERE and email an audition video to program Director, Marianne Cheng within one week of registering. Singers will be notified within 5 days and told if they will be offered a place in the workshop. All accepted singers (new and returning) are required to attend an in-person vocal assessment with Marianne Cheng in the Kenan Music Building on the campus of UNC at Chapel Hill on Saturday, April 27.  Please note - any student who has not previously taken part in the Summer Recording Workshop (including Summer Glee singers) must submit an audition video.

VIDEO AUDITION INFORMATION: New singers should email a film of themselves performing a chorus and a verse of a pop, rock, soul, R&B or indie song of their choice. We suggest that applicants select a song that shows their voice well, and that they connect with emotionally. We will hear that in their performance. All applicants should clearly state their name at the start of the video and tell us what they will be singing - i.e. the name of the song and the name of the artist. Please include the name of the applicant in the title of the saved audition video (i.e. Jane Smith, audition) and send it to marianne.cheng@gmail.com.

PROGRAM LOGISTICS
The Summer Recording Workshop will run from June 23 - June 28 in the Kenan Music Building on the campus of UNC at Chapel Hill. Singers attend classes and rehearsals from 10:00 a.m. - 5 p.m., with an hour for lunch. On Sunday, June 23, we will meet from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. for music distribution, introductions, etc.. The final performance is on June 28 at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro. 

The tuition fee for the Summer Recording Workshop is $485 and includes all music and materials. Parents of returning students may pay tuition at the time of registering, and should note that their student’s place is not confirmed until tuition has been paid in full. Parents of new students should wait to pay tuition until their singer has been offered a place in the workshop. Refunds can only be issued on medical grounds, and with a letter from a doctor.

Community Chorus Project has a limited scholarship fund for students who receive free or reduced school lunches, or whose family provide evidence of financial need. Families who are applying for a needs-based scholarship should return the the Scholarship Application Form  as soon as possible.

REGISTER HERE

For further information, contact Lauren Hodge at info@communitychorusproject.org or 919 428 1597.