316Voice Festival UK School Start-Up: now recruiting
- Apr 30, 2012The Voice Festival UK is launching a new initiative to encourage young people to get involved in contemporary a cappella singing. The aim is to provide school pupils with the opportunity to meet and work with older singers and professionals, and to boost their creativity, confidence, teamwork, musical and performance skills through a cappella singing.
The School Start-Up project brings together teachers with Voice Festival mentors, who will advise them as they start and develop their school vocal group, facilitated by the Voice Festival's support structure and programme of events. The project is specifically targeting schools where there is currently little or no provision for singing. Teachers need not be music specialists - they should have a good level of musicality, some singing/ensemble experience, keyboard/guitar skills as an advantage and lots of enthusiasm! As far as mentors are concerned, the prime area of recruitment will be amongst current or former a cappella group members. The Voice Festival also plans to involve university singing groups to give workshops and performances to inspire the young singers, with the secondary benefit of allowing them to learn a bit more about higher education.
* * RECRUITING TEACHERS AND MENTORS * *
The Voice Festival is aiming to recruit a group of excellent mentors, and to reach schools who will really benefit from the opportunity. Please pass on this message to anyone who might be interested.
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