SUMMER RECORDING WORKSHOP 2017
Auditions: March 12 at UNC, Chapel Hill
Program: June 25 - June 30
SPEND A WEEK SINGING POP, A CAPPELLA, AND INDIE MUSIC. MAKE A MUSIC VIDEO, RECORD IN A PROFESSIONAL STUDIO SETTING AND PERFORM AT THE CAT'S CRADLE
Community Chorus Project is pleased to offer a weeklong workshop to singers in grades 9-12. 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 will acquire performance and vocal techniques and tips from professional musicians, and have opportunities to collaborate, record, make videos and perform. The workshop will culminate in a showcase performances on June 30th 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. 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 83,000 people have seen the videos on Youtube Tube – watch here!
Marianne Cheng directs the workshop, along with producer Colin Egan. (see biographies).
HOW DO I AUDITION FOR THE SUMMER RECORDING WORKSHOP?
After registering, new singers will be contacted and invited to an audition with program Director, Marianne Cheng, at the Kenan Music Building on the campus of UNC at Chapel Hill on March 12. We will let singers know the outcome of their audition within 48 hours. We are looking for talented singers (rising 9th graders to graduating seniors) with strong musicality and individuality. Previous chorus experience is helpful, but not required. Admission is by audition only, and vocal re-assessment for returning singers, also on March 12. REGISTER HERE
The Summer Recording Workshop will run from June 25 - June 30 in the Kenan Music Building on the campus of UNC at Chapel Hill. Singers attend classes and rehearsals from 10:00am - 5pm, with an hour for lunch. On Sunday, June 25, we will meet from 12:30-5pm for music distribution, introductions, etc.. The final performance is on June 30 at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro.
The tuition fee for the Summer Recording Workshop is $425 and includes all music and materials. Tuition for new students offered a place in the program after their audition will be due in full by May 1. Parents of returning students may pay tuition at the time of registering and no later than May 1. Receipt of the tuition fee will confirm your student's place in the program. Please note, students are not confirmed in the program until tuition has been paid in full. Refunds can only be issued on medical grounds, and with a letter from a doctor.
All returning students, ages 14-18, who have previously participated in the Summer Recording Workshop will be admitted, although we will ask each returning student to attend a vocal assessment on March 12.
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, and in advance of the auditions. Awards are given on a “first come, first served basis", so please apply ASAP. We strive to ensure the inclusion of all students, and will work with families to achieve this goal.
For further information, contact Lauren Hodge at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919 428 1597.