Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Mount Mercy University is pleased to offer a mock audition workshop to woodwind and brass students preparing for the All-State instrumental audition. Each participant will receive a 15-minute private session with an All-State auditor to experience the audition process, receive suggestions for improvement, and have an opportunity to attend a masterclass on “Best Practices” for a peak performance leading up to, and including the audition day.
Where: Mount Mercy University Center, 1330 Elmhurst Dr. NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
Who: High School woodwind and brass instrumentalists preparing to audition for All-State
Time: 15-minute session will be assigned based on participant requests between
Registration fee is $15 per student, which includes the workshop session and tee shirt. Online registration and payment can be made by clicking the link For your convenience, I’ve also attached a flyer that may be copied and distributed to students., or by completing and returning the downloadable form by Monday, October 8, 2018.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or if there is anything I can do to assist you and your students.
Director of Bands
Mount Mercy University | 1330 Elmhurst Drive NE | Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
319-363-1323 ext. 1864 | Cell 319-538-2662 | www.mtmercy.edu
I am writing to invite your flute students to the Cornell College Flute Day on Saturday, September 22nd at Cornell College in Mount Vernon. The flute day and performance is free and open to the public! It includes warm ups, scale memorization tips, junior high and high school honor band and all-state preparation, and a special flute choir performance featuring the students who attend. Students will have the chance to perform on alto flutes, bass flutes, and a contra bass flute, and will be premiering a flute quartet that I commissioned for the event by flutist and composer, Nicole Chamberlain! Exhibitors include West Music, Flute Authority, lefreQue, and Fluterscooter, with special guest, flutist Lizzy Darling.
I have attached the flute day flyer, schedule and registration form. More information can be found at http://rosebishopflute.com/
I hope to see your students there!
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Music Department Open House - October 8th, 2018
Dear Music Colleague,
I am writing to invite you, your students, and their parents to a Music Department Open House at UW-Whitewater on Monday, October 8th. This is an event designed for talented high school musicians who are considering the possibility of college level music study.
Your students can plan on an interesting and information-packed morning. In addition to meeting our faculty, they’ll hear a presentation on careers in music and options available in various degree programs, specifics about what they can look forward to as a music major at Whitewater, and information on music department scholarships. They’ll get to tour our facilities and have a chance to meet with faculty members from their specific area of interest—one of the best ways to sample college music study. Finally, they have the opportunity to sit in on music classes and rehearsals in the afternoon. A detailed Open House schedule can be found on the music website. The general schedule is as follows:
– Registration, check-in, breakfast and mingling (Greenhill Center of the Arts, Atrium)
– Welcome (Light Recital Hall)
– Student Stories and Preparing for Studying Music at the Collegiate Level OR A Parents Guide for Music Majors: Auditions, Applications, Scholarships and Financial Aid.
– Sit in on a few classes or a rehearsal
–Meet with studio faculty (vocal, brass, percussion, keyboard, strings and woodwinds)
– Lunch at Esker Dining Hall (compliments of the Admissions Office)
and later -- Visit/Attend music classes and rehearsals in the afternoon
To register, please visit our website (www.tinyurl.com/UWWOpenHouse)
If your students are unable to attend this event, we encourage high school juniors to participate in our Junior Audition Clinic on . This event is designed to help students prepare for a successful departmental entrance audition. Seniors that may be considering UW-Whitewater are encouraged to apply to the University and submit an audition application. The 2018-2019 Audition Days are , February 1, , , and . Students who wish to be considered for scholarships must audition in November, February, or March.
Thank you in advance for passing the word on to students who are considering college level music study!
Dr. Michael Dugan
Chair, Music Department