Virtual VocalFest 2021: Region 15 Strong!
Plus Regional Membership Drive
Saturday, September 18
9:00am - 3:00pm
All classes will take place on Zoom
Registration is FREE (Or $15 suggested donation, to help support Region 15 programming)
The day will begin with Kim Newcombe, end with Jan Carley, and be filled with class offerings from regional faculty!
Kim Newcomb * Ear & Interval Training
This class focuses on Aural Skills and Pitch Development. It serves as an introduction to tools that can be practically applied to your daily music making. We will explore exercises that develop the ear, strengthen interval recognition, sight reading, and aural memory. (For more on Kim Newcombe, see below.)
Jan Carley * Reset & Recharge
An interactive session to do a “Mental Reset and Recharge” to inspire you for the next leg of this long “Covid Triathlon.” You will learn how to take control and do a mental shift from a reactive to creative way of thinking, get tools to help stay mentally resilient, and reconnect with your unique “secret sauce” so you can keep “rising strong” in the months ahead. (For more on Jan Carley, see below.)
Sessions from Region 15 Faculty include How to Look at Music When You Don’t Read Music, Make Your Own Music Files, a tour of the new Sweet Adelines DEI Toolkit, Arranger and Director Certification Programs, as well as Director Education programming!
We are also excited to announce that VocalFest 2021 will be opened up to non-members as a Membership Drive opportunity. There will be classes geared towards singers and music educators who are new to barbershop, and the event will be promoted to singers in the communities surrounding our 19 chapters. We want to encourage folks to come and see what we are all about! We plan to have social media posts and communications that you and your chapter can share with friends, prospective members, local music educators, etc. to help spread the word.
As mentioned above, more information will be coming soon – including a detailed schedule with all class descriptions, and a registration RSVP form to give us a sense of planned attendance. Feel free to reach out with any questions in the meantime. (Email Region 15 Communications Coordinator Vicki Tisch at [email protected].)
Jean Schoenlank, Region 15 Education Coordinator
Melissa Prew, Region 15 Membership Coordinator
And the rest of your Regional Management Team
------- About our visiting Faculty -------
Kim Newcomb has been a member of Sweet Adelines for 14 years and she is on the SAI faculty. She sings baritone in The Ladies Quartet, tenor in Half and Half Quartet, and serves as the director for Capital City Chorus. Kim has a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Music Education and runs her own business, NewVoice Studio, through which she teaches voice lessons, makes learning tracks, and coaches ensembles all over the world.
Jan Carley, the Inner Coach of Barbershop, has been transforming the singing experiences of thousands of barbershoppers worldwide since 2007. She is a Professional Certified Executive Coach and the author of Harmony from the Inside Out: A Guide to Peak Performance and The Overtone Effect: Live Your Life on a High Note!. These unprecedented times have had a silver lining, in that Jan’s webinars, keynotes, and coaching can now reach any group, anywhere by Zoom!
VocalFest Registration is FREE.
$15 suggested contribution, to help support Region 15 programming. But these are challenging times, so we invite you to pay what you can. We are accepting contributions via PayPal.
** You don't need to be a PayPal user to contribute that way. If you click on the PayPal link, you will have the option to submit via Debit or Credit Card (bottom button). If you are not able to contribute via PayPal, but would like to donate to Region 15, contact Vicki Tisch (Region 15 Communications Coordinator) at [email protected].