REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER RECORDING WORKSHOP 2018.
Auditions: April 28, 2018 at UNC, Chapel Hill. Filmed submissions will also be considered with prior arrangement.
Program: June 24 - June 29.
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. 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 learn performance and vocal technique from professional musicians, as well as have opportunities to record, make videos and perform live. The workshop will culminate in a showcase performances on June 29th 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 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 April 28. 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 on April 28. REGISTER HERE
The Summer Recording Workshop will run from June 24 - June 29 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 24, we will meet from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. for music distribution, introductions, etc.. The final performance is on June 29 at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro.
The tuition fee for the Summer Recording Workshop is $475 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 15. Parents of returning students may pay tuition at the time of registering and no later than May 15. 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 April 28.
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." 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 email@example.com or 919 428 1597.