March 6th, 2012

March News

Hello everyone! March is here and Spring Break is around the corner, although with all of this snow we’re having I’m not sure ‘Spring’ is here yet! But here at NSMA we’re into our spring semester and looking forward to our upcoming performances.

April Vocal Workshop: Friday April 13 5:00-8:00pm we will be having our next vocal workshop, ‘Singing and Movement.’ Guest lecturer Ricci Adan (dance instructor at Juneau Dance Unlimited) will be joining us and working on adding movement to our performances. I will be sending letters home with students regarding the workshop this next week – please email or call me to get your student signed up for the workshop. Cost is $15.00 (including tax) per student.

Spring Break Reminder: Spring Break is Monday March 19-Sunday March 25 (for students under 18 only) and we will be doing optional lessons that week. By now everyone should have told me whether your student will be having a lesson or not – if there is a change to what you originally told me, please contact me asap.

May Recital: We’re now gearing up for our last recital of this school year, our big Spring Recital, which will be Sunday May 20th. While it seems like a ways away, students will be choosing recital songs within the next several weeks. Please let me know if you have any questions about the recitals or your student’s recital song. Next month I will be sending home more information about our Spring Recital, but I wanted to make sure everyone is getting ready now!

Summer Lessons: I will be teaching lessons during the summer and in April will start scheduling summer lessons. Please start thinking about whether or not your student will be taking summer lessons so when April rolls around we can jump right into scheduling that. Please remember that if you decide to take the summer off from lessons, your student will not lose their space in my studio for the next school year. Also, if your student will be taking summer lessons, I will have a completely different schedule, and lesson days/times are on a first come basis.

Music Around Town:

The Juneau Lyric Opera will be presenting one of Juneau’s favorite tenors in recital Sunday 3/11 with Brett Crawford’s ‘Some of My Favorites.’ The performance will be at Northern Light Church at 3:00pm, tickets are available online at www.juneauopera.org, www.jahc.org, at Hearthside Books, at the JACC, and at the door.

The Juneau Symphony will be performing ‘Brahms: The Romantic Symphony’ Saturday 3/31 7:00pm at the JDHS auditorium. Tickets are available online at www.juneausymphony.org, www.jahc.org, at Hearthside books, at the JACC, and at the door.

Opera To Go’s newest production, Antonin Dvorak’s ‘Rusalka’ will be performing Friday 3/9 and Saturday 3/10 7:30pm both nights at TMHS. Tickets are available at www.jahc.org, at the JACC, at Hearthside Books, and at the door.

Perseverance Theatre’s new production ‘A Raisin In The Sun’ will be running all month. Visit their website at www.perseverancetheatre.org for more information and tickets.

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council has a running list of community activities available online at www.jahc.org.

That’s all for now! Thank you all for continuing to make music an important part of your life!!