Cuban choral conductor Corina Campos, director of the renowned Vocal Leo, is visiting Seattle and Pullman as part of the International Conductors Exchange Project sponsored by ACDA and Harmony International.
Corina Campos offers a rare opportunity for all of us to learn more about Cuban choral music and Latin American choral music in general.
If you would like to arrange to meet Corina or have her visit one of your rehearsals, this may be possible (depending on her itinerary). Please contact Giselle Wyers, liaison for Corina, for more information, at email@example.com.
Corina Campos, Cuban choral conductor, seeks translator
28 Clock hours will be available through Washington Music Educators Association for those attending the Northwest ACDA Conference. Corresponding paperwork will be available at the conference along with a one-time registration sign in list. There is no charge to WMEA members (your MENC ID number and Expiration Date will be required when you send your Inservice Registration Form and Evaluation to WMEA). Non-WMEA participants will pay $5.00 registration fee plus $1.00 per clock hour earned.
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Dear Friends –
One week from today, on Friday, May 14, 2010, Sheet Music Service will close its doors to the public for the last time.
During its 93-year history, SMS has provided music literature, teaching methods, music texts and aides to educators, professional and amateur musicians, and all types of performing groups in schools, churches and communities. It has also supported the music community of the Pacific Northwest and beyond through its workshops, convention exhibits, and other related contributions. Of this, we are proud as well as thankful to have been able to be of service to you.
For the past 38 years, I personally have had the distinct privilege of being a part of this history and have been truly blessed by the opportunity of meeting so many wonderful people in the process. If you are reading this message, you are one of those people.
I have seen this company grow from servicing a relatively limited tri-state area to one that had an international market. I have witnessed school music budgets rise and fall and rise again more than once and have noted the creation as well as the passing of all manner of performing groups.
I have assisted newly minted teachers with providing materials for their first teaching assignments and lived long enough to have helped some of their children as they too entered the music world as adult teachers and performers.
While I am deeply saddened as I witness the end of this store which in many ways has been my life, I take much comfort in the seemingly endless stream of memories of events and especially the people who profoundly affected who I am today.
I therefore give thanks for this industry, the art form itself, and for each and every one of you. I wish you continued success in your endeavors, professional growth, much joy, and many experiences of beauty and meaning in the years ahead.
report supplied by Paul Schultz
Our friend and exemplar Paul Manz has died this evening (October 28, 2009), joining his beloved wife Ruth where good spirits congregate.
His son John reported
that, with the family gathered round the bedside, they had put on a
recording of the marvelous choral piece that Paul and Ruth had created,
and when the text came round again to "E'en so, Lord Jesus, quickly
come", Paul breathed his last.
President Scott Peterson offers his observations on the Miami national convention
Submitted: March 15, 2007, 8:15 p.m.
The Northwestern Division was well represented at the recent national ACDA convention in Miami, Florida, from March 6 through 10. Three choral groups from the great Pacific Northwest had tremendously successful performances on the national stage.
Celebration Vocal Jazz Ensemble from Bellevue Community College and Groove for Thought from Seattle played to full houses in concert on two different nights for Jazz Night. Congratulations to Thomas Almli, Director of Celebration Vocal Jazz Ensemble and to all the members of Groove For Thought.
The Charles Sprague High School
Choir under the direction of Russ Christiansen
completed the Northwest representation with three concerts at the convention. All
performances were of the highest quality and spoke well to the state
of choral music in the Northwest.
Three members of our division presented interest sessions: Steven Demorest ("Teaching Musicianship in the Choral Rehearsal"); Jeff Horenstein and Kelly Kunz ("Under the Musical Microscope: Precision in Jazz Rehearsals").
There were a dozen students from the Pacific Northwest
in the National Children's Honor Choir conducted by Jean Ashworth
Bartle; fifteen community college students in the National 2-Year College
Honor Choir conducted by Bruce Rogers and sixteen singers in the National
Multicultural Honor Choir conducted by Rollo Dilworth & Francisco