Choral Rehearings
Policy Document

WHO?
• All members of the New England Chorus

WHAT?
• A ten minute rehearing of at least two of the pieces in the current Chorus program, performed in octets made up of students from one or more schools

WHEN & WHERE?
• On the Thursday of the festival, prior to the General Meeting
• Schools are scheduled for 30 minute timeframes based on their travel distance from the host site
• The host school will provide three classrooms with pianos for these evaluations
• THE 2017 CHORAL REHEARING SCHEDULE

Time
Schools
10:00 AM
Bethel High
Brien McMahon
Cheshire High
East Lyme High
Glastonbury
Valley Regional
Wamogo Regional
   
10:30 AM
E.O. Smith High
Ellington High
Griswold High
Killingly High
Litchfield High
Old Saybrook High
Saint Bernard
Stafford High
Stonington High
Woodstock Academy
11:00 AM
Conval Regional
Hanover High
Hartford High
Hopkinton High
Mill RIver UHS
Mt. Anthony UHS
Poultney High
Rutland High
South Royalton
 
Upper Valley Music
11:30 AM
Burlington High
Gilford High
Harwood UHS
Montpelier High
Parent Montelbano
Rice Memorial
Spaulding High
U-32
VYO
Winooski High
12:00 PM
BFA - St. Albans
Coe-Brown Academy
Enosburg Falls
Hazen UHS
Lake Region UHS
 
Lyndon Institute
Milton High
Missisquoi Valley
Mt. Mansfield UHS
North Country UHS
 
Peoples Academy
Rangeley Lakes

HOW?
• Based on the school schedule, chorus student assemble in a designated room by voice part
• The octets are organized there, by school as much as possible, and sent to the rehearing rooms
• The students are asked to sing a section of at least two of the concert program, accompanied as appropriate, for evaluation
• The selections will not be the hardest sections of those pieces, but will provide an indication that the student has prepared the music for the festival (not just sight-singing it adequately)
• The evaluators will rate each vocalists on a simple point scale rubric

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THAT?
• Once all of the rehearings are completed, those students who are in need of additional preparation will be identified
• Those students will attend a remedial session lead by the chorus manager and members of that committee to provide additional support for the students who did not come to the festival properly prepared
• The remedial session will begin at 12:30 PM and conclude in time for the students to attend the General Meeting
• The NEMFA sponsor of the students in the remedial session will be notified of their participation

WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE AN UNANSWERED QUESTION?
• Sponsors can contact Steffen Parker with further questions

 

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