Saturday, October 24, 9am-noon
MANCFest is open to all students of The Music Academy. This event is is at no cost to you thanks to our sponsors at Well- Spring!
Students may come and play for a guest adjudicator to receive feedback on their performance, and a rating, if desired. Scroll down and click the link below to register to play for comments and a rating.
Even students who do not choose to play for comments are invited to come and attend any of the workshops going on during the morning without registering!
Workshops led by our faculty include:
The Suzuki Method for Students and Parents
Learn what the Suzuki Method is all about – why should students study according to the Suzuki philosophy, and what are the benefits, according to our teachers?
The Laptop Orchestra: Making Music Together with Computers
Laptop Orchestras are a fun way to learn electronic music and to participate in an ensemble. Come see a demo and ask questions!
Don’t Just Practice: Play!
This workshop will address common obstacles to practicing, how to overcome them, and what can be done to create a productive and fun routine that students will love!
Middle/High school students (and parents!) Any instrument or voice type
From the Page to the Stage
You have learned all of the notes and rhythms, added in the dynamics, phrasing and breathing, so now what? Attend our workshop on song preparation and character study to discover how to make your singing transcend from the page to the stage!
For voice students of all ages
It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing!
Have fun exploring musical creativity and improvisation.
Musical Play Room
A drop-in musical play room will be open throughout the morning for all ages!
Don’t forget our Faculty Showcase and Scholarship Benefit Concert on Sunday, October 25 at 5pm in the Performance Hall. Tickets are available HERE or at the door, and 100% ticket sales and donations go directly to student scholarships.
Students playing or singing for adjudication should prepare 1-2 short pieces (there is an 8 min. limit – students with longer pieces should have sign them up for 2 time slots). Memory is strongly encouraged but not required. Students should have one copy of their piece(s) for the judge. The measures in the judge’s copy should be numbered.
Students must register if they are playing. The deadline for registration to play for comments and/or a rating is Monday, October 19.
Students will be assigned a time to play, and they will receive that time upon check-in that morning. Students should plan to arrive at least 15 min. before their selected time window and should be dressed appropriately.