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5th Annual NJSMA Elementary Choral Celebration
The NJSMA 5th ANNUAL ELEMENTARY CHORAL CELEBRATION will be held at the Presbyterian Church in Morristown. (57 East Park Place, Morristown) Dr. Matthew Webb, visiting Assistant Professor of Choral and Vocal studies at Drew University and Director of Music at Presbyterian Church in Morristown, and Deborah Mello, Artistic Director of CCSC and Adjunct Professor of Choral Music Education at the Cali School of Music at Montclair State University will serve as the clinicians.
Two sessions are planned: Morning (9:30-11:30 a.m.) and Afternoon (12:30-2:30 p.m.)
Elementary choirs will have an opportunity to participate in a non-competitive event and receive feedback from master clinicians. Choirs will perform individually, listen to other groups, and unite in song at the conclusion of the event. Our goals are to further develop children’s musicianship skills, nurture a deeper appreciation of the choral art through performing, listening and communal singing, and foster a life-long love of choral singing. In addition, participating choral directors will have the opportunity to grow professionally and artistically by receiving comments and feedback from master clinicians.
Participation is limited to six elementary (grades 2-6) choirs (three per session).
The participation fee is $200.00, payable by check to NJSMA or PO.
Each participating choir will present two songs of choice during their 20 minute time slot. A master clinician will offer a brief clinic to each choir and director following their performance.
A piano and risers will be on stage. The time slot includes getting on and off the risers. Participants are responsible for providing their own accompanist.
The culminating combined piece is the canon “O Music” by Lowell Mason.
2020 Elementary Choral Celebration Schedule
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
9:15-9:40 am- Arrival for 3 participating choirs
9:45-9:55 am- Group Warm-Ups with Master Clinician
10:00-10:20 am-Choir 1
10:25-10:45 am –Choir 2
10:50-11:10 am- Choir 3
11:15-11:30am- Combined Choirs, Presentation of Participation Certificates.
12:15-12:40 pm- Arrival for 3 participating choirs
12:45-12:55 pm-Group Warm-ups with Master Clinician
1:00-1:20pm- Choir 1
1:25-1:45 pm-Choir 2
1:50-2:10 pm –Choir 3
2:15-2:30 pm- Combined Choirs,. Presentation of Participation Certificates.
*Participation fee: $200.00
$175.00 for NAfME/NJMEA/NJSMA members (membership number and expiration date required)
Checks/Purchase Orders DUE March 15, 2020
(Check/PO* made payable to North Jersey School Music Association)
Information for Purchase Orders: * (Purchase Orders must be received by March 15, 2020).
Organization: North Jersey School Music Association (a division of NJMEA)
Organization Address: 819 Belmont Drive
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Tax ID# 22-3629391
Checks and Purchase orders are to be mailed to: Carol Richardi, Registrar; 200 Monroe Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661
(please note: the PO is to be mailed to our registrar, which is a different address than our organization address.)
Director's last name
Director's first name
Director's preferred email address (please check for accuracy before submitting)
I understand that I am responsible for providing my own accompanist.
Please check one:
I have an accompanist and have provided the first and last names below.
I will provide the accompanist's name at a later date.
Accompanist's last name
Accompanist's first name
Name of school or organization
School or organization address
Grade level of performing group (the Celebration is open to elementary choral groups from 2nd- 6th grade)
Name of group
Number of performers (due to space limitations, we request that your group not exceed 85)
Number of adults (director, accompanist, chaperones)
Please check the session of your choice:
*As of 10/9/19, the AM session is full; please select PM session, or add yourself to wait list below.
Afternoon session (12:45-2:30pm)
If the session of your choice is already full, would you like to be added to the wait list?
Yes, please add me to the AM wait list
Yes, please add me to the PM wait list
No, thank you.
I understand that the combined choir selection is "O Music," by Lowell Mason. I will teach my choir this piece, which will be sung by all participating choirs at the conclusion of the event.
Yes, I understand, and will teach my students "O Music."
Participation fee: $200.00 (checks/PO due March 15, 2020) ($175.00 for NAfME members)
I am paying $200.00 by check, payable to NJSMA. I understand that the check is due March 15, 2020.
I am paying $200.00 by PO and understand that the PO is due by March 15, 2020.
I am paying $175.00 by check, payable to NJSMA. I am a NAfME member. My information is below.
I am paying $175.00 by PO and understand the March 15, 2020 due date. I am a NAfME member. My information is below.
I am a NAfME member and qualify for the discounted rate. My member ID # is below. (Type N/A if not applicable)
I am a NAfME member and qualify for the discounted rate. My membership expiration date is below. (Type N/A if not applicable.)
I have read the information in the description regarding PO payment, which includes Tax ID # and where PO is to be mailed.
N/A - I am paying by check.
How did you hear about the Choral Celebration?
NJSMA Facebook page
NJMEA Facebook page
Email from NJSMA Elementary
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