Carmel High School Choir Newsletter - January 23, 2023
Paul Gulsvig - Guest Clinician
All of our choirs will have the pleasure of working with an amazing guest clinician this week. Paul Gulsvig will be with our groups Monday through Thursday this week. He is a retired music educator who now specializes in motivational speaking, team-building for choirs, and choral clinics for show choirs. The choirs are in for a real treat as they get to know Paul! Read more about him below:
Paul Gulsvig has been involved in Choral Education since 1974. In 2006, he retired from Onalaska High School in Onalaska, Wisconsin where he taught for 28 years.
Paul Gulsvig then began a new career with his own company, More Than Music. Paul's new career includes: retreat presenter, show doctor, motivational speaker, leadership workshops for high schools, in-service workshops for school districts, and show choir adjudication. He has been able to assist a variety of schools, including elementary, middle, high schools, and college and graduate programs. Having directed All-State and Regional Choirs in Nebraska, Alabama, Alaska, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Arizona, Paul has been involved in a variety of educational experiences.
REQUIRED AUDITION FORMS MUST BE READY THIS WEEK!
Choir Auditions for the 23-24 school year begin Monday, January 23. All students must have the last three pages of the audition packet completed and signed by parents before they will be allowed to audition. Forms should be brought to the audition during the student's choir class period.
2023-2024 Choir Placement Auditions
Choral Showcase - Solo/Scholarship Auditions Thursday
Half Notes Event - This Friday
Summer Camp Registration begins next week!
Calling all students who are currently in 4th - 8th grade and who LOVE to sing and dance! The Carmel High School Choir Department will once again be hosting its annual Summer Spectacular Show Choir Camp from May 30 - June 2 at CHS. We will offer a morning session for students entering 5th - 6th grade each day from 9am - 12pm. We will also offer two afternoon sessions from 1-4pm each day, for students entering 7th - 9th grade. All groups will work with a vocal clinician and guest choreographer as they prepare three songs and dances. The week will finish with a concert for the public featuring all three camp choirs. Campers will also receive two t-shirts, music, snacks, and are sure to make lots of new friends and have a full week of fun! Registration begins January 30 and there are limited spots available. We expect it to fill up quickly, so don't wait to register. No experience required! Camp Tuition is $160.
REQUIRED FORM DUE FROM ALL STUDENTS
Summer Theatre Camp
The Carmel High School Theatre & Film Department will host a Summer Theatre Camp June 12-16, 2023. The week-long, in-person camp is for students 8-14 years old. The camp will offer students an opportunity to focus on acting, singing, and choreography, culminating with a public performance of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR” on Friday June 16!
For more details, please visit CarmelDrama.org/camp
Performing Arts students ages 4-18 are invited to participate in the 2ND annual Carmel Arts Rising Star Regional competition on March 4-5th, 2023!
Beginner, intermediate, and advanced music and theater arts students are invited to showcase their talents in front of professional judges. You will be placed to compete with your age group and experience level.
Categories: piano, voice, theater arts, dance, speech, composition, freestyle, parent/child act.
Awards: diplomas, trophies, or medals.
Location: Monon Community Center, Carmel IN
Registration deadline: January 22nd, 2023
Competition Dates: March 5-6, 2022
Potential International Choir Trip 2024
ON-LINE MUSIC THEORY CURRICULUM
Mark Your Calendars!
-January 23 - Auditions begin during classes. Have audition forms signed and completed.
-January 23-27 – Guest Clinician & Motivational Speaker, Paul Gulsvig working with all classes
-Friday, January 27 – Half Notes Event
-Saturday, January 28, 1-5pm – Rose & Remington Fundraiser for Carmel Choirs
-Tuesday, January 31 – Deadline to upload supplemental video auditions for consideration for 23/24 Ambassadors, Accents, New Edition, Select Sound, and/or Applied Music
-Saturday, February 11 – Pike HS Show Choir Contest (Ambassadors & Accents)
-Thursday, Feb. 16 - Dance Audition for 23-24 Choirs (New Edition, Accents, Ambassadors)
-Saturday, February 18 - Chesterton HS Show Choir Contest (Ambassadors & Accents)
-Thursday, February 23 – CHORAL SHOWCASE rehearsal 4:15pm – 6:30pm (dinner provided) followed by performance from 7pm – 9pm (Exp., CP, Rhap, BG, GS, & SS)
-Saturday, February 25 – Franklin Central HS Show Choir Contest (Amb., Acc., & NE)
-Saturday, March 4- John Hersey HS Show Choir Contest (Ambassadors & Accents)
-Saturday, March 11 – Brownsburg HS Show Choir Contest (Amb, Acc, NE, & All)
-Saturday, March 25 – Evening of Show Choir Concert 7pm (Amb, Acc, NE, & All)
-Thursday, March 30 – 23/24 Choir placements announced
-Wednesday, April 19 - “Ear Candy” – Select Sound in Concert 7pm
-Saturday, April 22 – ISSMA Organizational Festival (CP, Rhap, NE, All)
- April 26 – Parents of students who earn placement in 23-24 Ambassadors, Accents. & New Edition – 6:30pm (Auditorium)
-Friday & Saturday, April 28 & 29 – ISSMA State Qualifier (Amb, GS)
-Thursday, May 4 - All Choir Parent Zoom Meeting 7pm All about the 23/24 school year (incoming freshmen parents encouraged to attend)
-Friday & Saturday, May 5 & 6 – ISSMA State Finale (Amb & GS)
-Sunday, May 7 – Choir End of the Year Awards Ceremony 6:30pm (Auditorium)
-May 11-13 – Spring Musical “Hunchback of Notre Dame”
-Wednesday, May 17 – Spring Choir Concert Tech Rehearsal 4:15pm – 6:45pm
-Thursday, May 18 – Spring Choir Concert 7pm – 9pm
-May 30 – June 2 – CHS Summer Spectacular Show Choir Camp
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