2014 UM Festival of Voices – Celebrating 44 Years!
Who: Middle and high school students in grades seven through 12
When: September 18 through 20. Thursday evening: 6 through 9 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m. through 9 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m. through noon with a concert at 2 p.m.
Literature: Requiem by John Rutter
Registration: $60 per student (includes t-shirt and party)
Deadline to register: Friday, September 5, 2014The Choral Festival Scholarship provides for a $1000 per semester scholarship during the freshman year. Seniors planning to major in music/voice (performance or education) are encouraged to audition during the festival at a designated time.
University of Montevallo Middle School and High School Honor Band Festival 2015
We are proud to announce the 2015 University of Montevallo Honor Band Festival, March 6-8, 2015. The festival will include opportunities to perform standard and contemporary concert band repertoire. The UM Wind Ensemble will kick off the weekend with a concert on Friday night, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Palmer Auditorium. The participants will also have an opportunity to hear UM’s chamber ensembles and enjoy pizza and jazz Saturday evening with the UM Jazz Ensemble.
Middle school will consist of 6th – 8th grade.
High School will consist of 9th – 12th grade.
Dates: March 6-8, 2015
Deadline: The deadline for the recommendation form is January 30, 2015. You must be recommended by a band instructor to register for the UM Honor Band. We reserve the right to invite a limited number to fill the positions available. Upper class students will have first preference, but we encourage young talented students to apply as well. Please rank your students fairly with 1 being the highest.
Required musical excerpts: The No. 2 (All State Etude Series C MSL, All State Etude Series C HSL) lyrical excerpt from the Alabama High School and Middle School All-State Audition List. Percussion should play as many of the excerpts as possible. Note: Only directors may email a recommendation form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students must apply through the school band director.
Accommodations: Ramsay Conference Center on campus, (205) 665-6280; Holiday Inn Express, Calera (205) 668-3641; America’s Best Value Inn, Calera, (205) 668-0222; Hampton Inn, Calera (205) 668-6565; and Travel Lodge in Pelham, (205) 987-2233.
The Kodály method of music instruction begins with the singing voice-an instrument carried by every child. Using musical material found within the child’s culture, teachers who are trained in this approach focus on the development of musical skill through singing, solfege and rhythm syllables.
The UM Music Department invites your musical children, relatives and friends to participate in the 12th annual University of Montevallo Young Musicians’ Camp, Sunday, June 14 through Friday, June 19, 2015.
The Camp provides band, choir, guitar, and piano students, ages 11–18, with superior musical instruction combined with the fun and friendship of a great summer camp. A variety of ensemble and master-class experiences are conducted by UM music faculty and guest artists. Evening activities include swimming, field sports, cook-outs, movies and talent shows. Individual private instruction is also available in guitar, voice, piano and instruments.
All-State Band/Choir participants or piano students who placed in an AMTA sanctioned event qualify for a YMC All-State/AMTA Scholarship. For those who did not participate in All-State or AMTA, talent and need-based YMC General Scholarships are also available.
Space available for the first 150 applicants only so register soon!
Dates: Sunday, June 14 through Friday, June 19, 2015
-May 15: Scholarship Applicant Registration Due
-May 22: Registration for All Others Due
-May 29: Final Day to Request Refunds
-June 5: Balance of Tuition & Fees Due