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Share The Music: A Virtual Festival

FOR SCHOOL BANDS, CHOIRS, AND ORCHESTRAS



 Provides a performance preparation goal

 Validates student efforts

 Showcases progress

 

Purpose:

To offer a positive, uplifting experience that counteracts the effects of the cancellation of 2020 spring festivals and concerts and the continuing limitations on rehearsals and live performance.

Includes:

  • Expert performance evaluation and motivational comments (written & on video) for each group.
  • Achievement Awards:
    • Standing Ovation
    • Round of Applause
    • Rising Star

 

“I am getting excited.  I miss our “traditional” choral world,
but this is going to be great for our directors and our students.”
– Gloria J. Stephens, Choral Evaluator

FAQ’s:

Q:  What rubrics will be used for determining the awards?

A:  A modified application of UIL rubrics with an emphasis on recognizing and rewarding effort under unusual circumstances will be employed.  Comparisons to pre-pandemic rehearsal conditions will not be made.

 

Q:  What will be the focus of the comments?

A:  All remarks will be designed to inform, reward, and motivate with ample encouragement to continue the good work.

 

Q:  How much is the registration fee?

A:  The registration fee is $75 per group, which will include written evaluation, constructive comments recorded in real-time, and an achievement award.

 

Q:  What is the video entry deadline?

A:  November 20, 2020

 

Q:  Who will see these video recordings?

A:  Only the evaluator assigned to your group’s category will have access to video recordings. You may share with your students/parents/administrators as you choose.

 

Q:  What are the performance requirements?

A:  There are no specific repertoire requirements. Perform 2 pieces that have been learned this fall or what you have prepared for a winter concert, not exceeding 10 minutes.

 

Q:  Why are there so many categories?

A:  This event is not limited to traditional ensembles.  Categories have been expanded to address the unusual circumstances of teaching during the pandemic.

 

Q:  What if I am unsure of what category to choose?

A:  Please contact penny@amclass.com for clarification.

 

Q:  What platform will be used to submit recordings?

A:  Flipgrid– instructions will be provided.

 

Q:  How will I receive feedback on the performance?

A:  The evaluator will view each performance video/recording, commenting in real-time with concluding motivational remarks on-screen which can be shared with your students. Additional written comments will be sent via email.

 

Q:  When will results be available?

A:  December 10, 2020

Click Here To Register Now!

“I am so excited for the students to get a chance to prepare and perform for an evaluation.  They need this.”

– Charlotte Royall, Instrumental Evaluator

 

 

Charles Aguillon

Director of Fine Arts, Lake Travis ISD, Austin
Director of Education, Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps, Austin
Austin, TX

 

 

 

 

Keith Bearden
Professor Emeritus
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ross Boothman
Director of Bands, Fine Arts Chair, Lumberton HS (Ret.)
Educational Sales/Consultant, Swicegood Music Company
Instrumental Adjudicator
Huffman, TX

 

 

 

 

 

Stuart Eisen
Goose Creek CISD, Baytown, Texas (Ret.)
Lisle Violin Shop
Orchestra Adjudicator
Pasadena Philharmonic, Former Conductor
Lake Charles Symphony, Former Member
Pasadena TX

 

 

 

 

Deborah Hirsch
Head Band Director & Fine Arts Department Chair (Ret.)
Thompson Intermediate School, Pasadena ISD
Artistic Director of Houston Pride Band
Adjudicator, Consultant, Clinician, Church Musician
Houston, TX

 

 

 

 

G. Wayne Maxwell
Director of Bands, Tomball High School (Ret.)
Music Education Consultant
Private Teacher/Coach
Tomball, TX

 

 

 

 

 

Scott McAdow
Director of Bands, Langham Creek High School, (Ret.)
University Supervisor, University of Houston
Music Director, Advent Lutheran Church
Tomball, TX

 

 

 

 

 

William Owens
The FJH Music Company, Inc.
Composer, Deputy Editor­­
Fort Worth, TX

 

 

 

 

Andrew Post
Wind Ensemble Conductor, Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA)
Public School Band Director (Ret.)
Music Education Consultant, Adjudicator, Clinician
San Antonio, TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharon Prince
Pasadena ISD Director of Fine Arts (Ret.)
AMC Music
Accompanist, Adjudicator, Clinician
Pasadena, TX

 

 

 

 

Ronnie Rios
Director of Music Programs
Harlingen CISD
RGV Jazz Orchestra
Entrepreneur/Consultant
Harlingen, TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlotte N Royall
Director of Bands, The Woodlands College Park HS (Ret.)
Instrumental Clinician, Consultant
University Supervisor, University of Houston
Willis, TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bingiee Shiu
Lead Director, Memorial HS Orchestra (Ret.)
String Editor, Southern Music Company
Houston, TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Betsy Thomas
Director of Orchestras, Plano East Senior HS (Ret.)
Orchestra Consultant/Clinician
Allen, TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carolyn Vandiver
Houston Youth Symphony Conductor
Director of Orchestras, Austin HS, Fort Bend ISD (Ret.)
Clinician, Adjudicator, Conductor, In-Service Presenter
Houston, TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Watson
UIL Executive Secretary Region 2 (Ret.)
Director of Fine Arts, Lewisville ISD (Ret.)
Irving, TX

 

 

 

 

Paul Worosello
Klein Forest HS, Klein ISD (Ret.)
Music Education Consultant, Clinician, Mentor
Director, Woodlands Concert Band
University Supervisor, Sam Houston State University
Spring, TX

 

 

 

 

Amy Allibon
Birdville HS, N. Richland Hills  (Ret.)
Consultant / Clinician/Conductor
Fort Worth, TX

 

 

 

 

Dianne Brumley
Director of Choral Studies Emerita
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley – Brownsville
Clinician, Consultant, Conductor
Canyon Lake, TX

 

 

 

Judy Putney Crim
Jasper High School, Plano, TX (Ret.)
Choral/Vocal Consultant
Dallas, TX

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Holt Crocker
Founder/Director
Milwaukee Children’s Choir (1994-2009)
Vocal Arts Academy of Milwaukee (2010-2015)
Composer/Arranger/Author
Fort Worth, TX

 

 

 

 

 

Denise Eaton
Spring HS (Ret.)
Sam Houston State University Adjunct Professor (Ret.)
Editor, Carl Fischer & BriLee Music
Choral Consultant, Conductor
Kingwood, TX

 

 

Paula T. Edwards
Conductor, Clinician, Consultant
Musical Director of Encore-Midland Lee Alumni Chorale
Midland, TX

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Farnell
Boles Junior High, Arlington (Ret.)
D.P. Morris Elementary, Mansfield (Ret.)
Choral Composer
Arlington, TX

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Forester
Head Director/Fine Arts Dept Head Hebron HS Lewisville ISD (Ret.)
Clinician, Adjudicator.
Assistant UIL Executive Secretary, Region 2
Carrollton, TX

 

 

 

Matias A. “Matt” Garcia
Donna ISD Choir Coordinator (Ret.)
Region One Educational Service Center
Music Education Consultant, Regions 14, 15, 28
Weslaco, TX

 

 

 

 

Cheryl Wilson Janasak
Garland High School (Ret.)
Adjudicator, Clinician, Conductor
TMAA Vocal Vice President
McKinney, Texas

 

 

 

Victor C. Johnson
Ft. Worth Academy of Fine Arts (Ret.)
School Choral Editor, Choristers Guild
Composer, Arranger, Conductor, Clinician
Dallas, TX

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Jordan
Bondy Intermediate School, Pasadena ISD (Ret.)
Choral Music
Consultant/Private Voice Teacher
Pasadena, TX

 

 

 

Jan S. Juneau
Klein Collins High School (Ret.)
Music Educator Consultant
Tomball, TX

 

 

 

 

Cheri Lafferty
Choral Director, Truitt MS, Cy Fair ISD (Ret.)
Choral Director Cypress Lakes HS, Cy Fair ISD (Ret.)
Private Voice Teacher
Houston, TX

 

 

 

 

Kathy Lollar
Nimitz Jr. High, Odessa (Ret.)
Owner, West Texas Music Academy
Odessa, TX

 

 

 

 

Michael J. Madrid
Director of Music
St. John Vianney Catholic Church
Adjudicator, Clinician
Houston, TX

 

 

 

 

Sandra Messbarger
Calallen HS, Corpus Christi (Ret.)
Private Voice Teacher, Music Consultant
Corpus Christi, TX

 

 

 

 

Susan Neff
Choral Director Pflugerville High School (Ret.)
Hyde Park High School (Ret.)
Choral Accompanist/Clinician
Pflugerville, Texas

 

 

 

 

 

Janwin Overstreet-Goode
Choir Director, Friendswood HS (Ret.)
UH Coordinator of Student Teaching and Certification
Artistic Director, Casulana-Women’s Choir of Houston
Friendswood, TX

 

 

 

 

Mary Jane Phillips
Wayside Middle School Choir Director (Ret.)
Collaborator, SOS:  Simplifying Our Sight Reading
Fort Worth, TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eddie Quaid
Cy-Fair HS (Ret.)
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Choral Scholars (Ret.)
Choral Clinician, Conductor
Alliance Music Publications Editorial Board
Houston, TX

 

 

 

Jo Scurlock-Dillard
Reagan HS, San Antonio (Ret.)
University Supervisor, Texas State, Texas Tech
Choral Conductor, Clinician, Consultant
San Antonio, TX

 

 

 

Kay Sherrill
Judson High School, San Antonio (Ret.)
Secondary Choral Consultant, Southwest & Southside ISDs
Board Vice-President & Member, San Antonio Chamber Choir
San Antonio, TX

 

 

 

 

Gloria J. Stephens
Director of Choral Activities, Booker T Washington HSPVA (Ret.)
Minister of Music, Mt. Pilgrim CME Church
Choral Clinician, Adjudicator
Denton, TX

 

 

 

Amby Tanner
Rowe HS, McAllen ISD (Ret.)
Instructor, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Ret.)
Private Voice Teacher, Choral Consultant
McAllen, TX

 

 

 

 

 

Leslie Tanner
Fossum MS Choir, McAllen ISD (Ret.)
Private Voice Teacher, Choral Consultant
McAllen, TX

 

 

 

 

 

Neena Taylor
Choir Director, Jersey Village HS (Ret.)
Cypress Fairbanks ISD, 25 years
Co-Artistic Director, Casulana-
Women’s Choir of Houston
Cypress, TX

 

 

 

 

Mike Ware
The Woodlands HS, Georgetown HS (Ret.)
Choral Consultant, multiple districts
Magnolia, TX

 

 

 

 

 

Clay West
Conroe High School (Ret.)
University Heights Baptist Church
Freelance Musician
Conroe, TX

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Zaccagni
Choir/AP Music Theory, Reagan HS (Ret.)
Staff Accompanist, UTSA (Ret.)
Principal Accompanist, Children’s Chorus of San Antonio (Ret.)
Free Lance Collaborative Musician & Vocal Coach
Church Musician
San Antonio, TX

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