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Glee Club poet seeks music for new poem
Vince Carella, a longtime singer in the Bayside Glee Club, recently wrote this poem to share with all. He would like someone to put some music to it. If you're interested, contact Vince at vjcarella1@gmail.com.

New “Glee Club Anthem”, a poem by Vincent Carella

     Glee Clubs from time immemorial, from Wales to Kalamazoo,
have been rendering versions tonsorial, melodies ancient and new.
      Lush voices blending, soft or ascending, in the beauty of harmony pure,
the Glee Club holds a song in its heart and tradition meant to endure.
     We sing of the lovely Sweet Adeline, or the Sweetheart of Sigma Chi,
from the "great American songbook" or Puccini's Butterfly.
      It’s Rosemarie or Rosalie or Brown October Ale…
or a shanty from a whalers deck to tell a seaman’s tale.
     This music so dear to the Glee Club, is held as a gift from on high,
our quest and our love of this gift from above is to keep the tradition alive.
     So we say to all who listen to the song, the glorious song,..
and to those of you who love it as well, and are happily humming along,
     We will keep up this grand old tradition, till our personal show is gone,
and we meet again in paradise where a Glee Club waits anon.
     So sing lustily my chorister friends, to harmonies sweet baton,
the theme we've loved and voiced so well,…
     Sing on brothers, Sing on………

Posted 10/18/2020. Expires 12/18/2020.
New York Choral Consortium Programs Day October 24
The last seven months have been filled with unsettling changes in our lives as we have had to deal not only with a pandemic, but also with the stark realization that we have opened several wounds as a country that have not healed. Many of our organizations are now in the midst of a self-assessment as to where they stand on the topics of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Race.

On Saturday, October 24, from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM, we will begin to tackle this topic at our virtual NYCC Programs Day. Led by NYCC Board Member Dr. Everett McCorvey, Artistic Director of the National Chorale, along with acclaimed diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant Tami Forte Logan, the day will lead participants through a timely discussion on on these important issues. We will begin to find ways to offer healing and restoration in the musical communities that we serve and offer tools to aid you in this discussion in your own choirs.

Questions tackled will include:
  1. Is our organization diverse enough?
  2. What does it take to be an anti-racist organization?
  3. How can we make our organizations more welcoming?
  4. What tools can we use to transform our organizations?
  5. How can we foster diverse boards?
  6. What are the concepts we need to grasp to make change?
This workshop is just $10 and open to the staff, board and members of all NYCC choruses. Register at www.newyorkchoralconsortium.org/events.
Posted 10/17/2020. Expires 10/24/2020.
Landmarks Conservancy seeks singers for "New York New York"
The New York Landmarks Conservancy is looking for professional and amateur singers to create a rousing finale to the Conservancy's 2020 Living Landmarks Gala (livinglandmarks2020.com) by singing Frank Sinatra's iconic "New York New York."

The half-hour program will be broadcast live from New York on October 29, and posted on the Conservancy's website and social media so our supporters across the country and around the world can join this virtual celebration! After the event you'll receive a professionally edited version of the sing-along. Share your talent and support the City we love! E-mail ana@checkcheck.productions for self-tape instructions.
Posted 9/29/2020. Expires 10/29/2020.
Schola Cantorum on Hudson seeks Director of Marketing
Schola Cantorum on Hudson seeks a Director of Marketing/PR/Social Media. This is a light overview of how the position has been carried out. It will be of interest in the interview process to hear the candidate’s own thoughts regarding what will best represent and "sell" the organization.

Principal areas of responsibility:
  • Work with the Artistic Director and marketing committee to develop and execute communications strategies that enhance Schola’s/Ember’s visibility and brand recognition.
  • Create copy and promote three sets of seasonal concerts and one holiday concert per year, beginning approximately two months in advance of each event.
  • Create copy and promote Ember concerts and other Schola events.
  • Cultivate media opportunities and relationships with reporters, editors, writers and producers.
  • Create and write communications materials for Schola/Ember including press releases and pitches, and some promotional marketing materials such as pre-concert e-blasts.
  • Manage media inquiries and prior to each concert pitch NJ, NYC and some national press including consumer and trade print, bloggers and broadcast. Follow up with reporters/editors/producers.
  • Submit press release information and photos to online calendars.
  • Attend concerts and take photos. Work with event photographer as needed. Contract with professional videographer to produce video of Ember singers in concert each year.
  • Manage Schola’s/Ember’s social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, researching and creating posts at least 3X per week. Track, share and report analytics to the board.
  • Create and manage Facebook Event Page for each concert.
This is a part-time position. Salary commensurate with experience. Send cover letter and CV to karengonon@scholaonhudson.org.
Posted 9/10/2020. Expires 11/10/2020.
EnsembleNYC Fall 2020 workshops
Join EnsembleNYC this fall for a series of educational workshops -- registration now open! Visit www.ensemblenyc.us for more information. (Scroll down to “Workshops.”)
  • Artistic Musical Conducting: Beginning Tuesday, September 22, 8:00 PM (ET) -- 5 sessions, via Zoom
  • Collaborative Piano Techniques: Beginning Thursday, September 24, 8:00 PM (ET) -- 5 sessions, via Zoom
  • Developing Your Leadership and Administrative Skills: Saturdays, September 26 and October 3, 10 AM-12:30 PM -- 2 sessions, via Zoom
  • Audition Tips for Pianists and Vocalists: Saturdays, October 17 and 24, 10 AM-12:30 PM -- 2 sessions, via Zoom

Posted 8/12/2020. Expires 10/24/2020.
Study Alexander Technique with Elizabeth Hurwitt
Use the Covid-19 hiatus to study Alexander Technique -- for a lifetime of healthy singing.

AT can help you to find your own authentic voice, and keep it healthy and vibrant, throughout your performance, your career and your life. The current break from singing forced on us by Covid-19 is perfect for studying AT, because it is best to thoroughly master the basics of AT before applying your new skills to vocal activity.

AT lessons will improve your breathing, poise and freedom of expression, while lifting your spirits during the stress of this historic pandemic. By the time you return to singing you will have an entirely new set of resources at your command, and AT can aid you in keeping audition jitters at bay.

Thorough virus safety precautions are in place to protect both client and teacher. For more information visit www.betteratbeing.com or call Elizabeth Hurwitt at 646-981-9330.
Posted 7/28/2020. Expires 10/28/2020.