Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Week of September 18 - 22, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PARTICIPATION AND THE WONDERFUL DISPLAY OF MUSICIANSHIP AT OUR VOCAL CONCERT, LAST FRIDAY NIGHT! BRAVO


ANOTHER BUSY WEEK IS AHEAD.....BUT SOON, FALL BREAK!  UNTIL FRIDAY'S DISMISSAL, WE STILL HAVE WORK TO DO.....


CLASS OF 2018
PRE-SCREEN FILMING FINALLY UPON US.
  • Please be on time, dressed, AND FULLY PREPARED.
  • Check EACH school's requirements carefully to make sure you have COVERED EVERYTHING. 
  • After filming concludes on Tuesday, THAT IS IT. If you miss a requirement, YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN.
 HERE IS THE SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19:












Mr. Adams' DRAMA CLASSES (First, Second and Fourth Period)

We have begun Musical Theatre song coaching for your Wednesday projects in Drama. Please remember, we will work individually (go through notes, rhythms, text) before you present in class. 


Mr. dH


Friday, September 15, 2017

Class of 2018 Prescreen Schedule



September 15, 2017
  • Here are the audition slot assignments. Please be on time, dressed, AND FULLY PREPARED.
  • Check EACH school's requirements carefully to make sure you have COVERED EVERYTHING. 
  • After filming concludes on Tuesday, THAT IS IT. If you miss a requirement, YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN.



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Week of September 12 - 15, 2017


IRMA???!!!
...Well, that took a wild turn, eh? Welcome back, nonetheless.


IT IS CONCERT WEEK!
Check out this COOL poster designed by William Brumbach; I borrowed from the CCCEPA pages:



CCCEPA CLASS of 2018 

We continue to narrow EVEN MORE, your repertoire choices for your college audition prescreens. Throughout the mornings and in some classes, I will meet individually with you to help with your preparation. If you presented on Thursday or Friday, of last week, please make notes, so we can 'freeze' your repertoire lists for pre-screen week. With a shortened week, you must work fast to have all of your pieces ready to be filmed.

Mr. Adams' DRAMA CLASSES (First, Second and Fourth Period)

We have begun Musical Theatre song coaching for your Wednesday projects in Drama. Please remember, we will work individually (go through notes, rhythms, text) before you present in class. 


Mr. dH

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Week of September 4 - September 8, 2017

THIS WEEK......

HERE WE GO!!!!!


CCCEPA CLASS of 2018 

We narrow EVEN MORE, your repertoire choices for your college audition prescreens. Throughout the mornings and in some classes, I will meet individually with you to help with your preparation. Don't forget on Thursday and Friday, we present your audition song cuts for the faculty. Think of it as a final "this song works well/doesn't work so well". After you present, we'll know which songs to polish for your audition prescreen. DON'T FORGET TO BREATHE. YOU GOT THIS!



Mr. Adams' DRAMA CLASSES (First, Second and Fourth Period)


We have begun Musical Theatre song coaching for your Wednesday projects in Drama. Please remember, we will work individually (go through notes, rhythms, text) before you present in class. 



Mr. dH

Monday, August 28, 2017

Week of August 28 - September 1, 2017

THIS WEEK......



Mr. Adams' DRAMA CLASSES (First, Second and Fourth Period)

We have begun Musical Theatre song coaching for your Wednesday projects in Drama. Please remember, we will work individually (go through notes, rhythms, text) before you present in class. 

CCCEPA CLASS of 2018 


We FINALLY begin song coaching for your college audition portfolios - scheduled during selected 2nd and 5th periods in VOCAL. Here we go!




Mr. dH

Monday, August 21, 2017

Week of August 21 - 25, 2017

Just in case you hadn't heard....


DON'T FEED THE PLANTS THAT APPEAR DURING A TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN!

"It's an Audrey II!"


CCCEPA CLASS of 2018 

This week, we will meet and discuss the upcoming deadlines to get you ready for the filming of your college admission pre-screens. Please make sure that I have your UPDATED contact information. 


Mr. Adams' DRAMA CLASSES (First, Second and Fourth Period)

We will FINALLY start song coaching, researching genres and building an audition portfolio. SO EXCITING!

Mr. dH

Monday, August 14, 2017

Week of August 14-18, 2017



CCCEPA CLASS of 2018 

More deadlines are slowly coming 'down the pike'. Please make sure that I have your UPDATED contact information. This week, you will need to compile your repertoire lists. Remember DEADLINES ARE SUPER IMPORTANT - stay on top of them.



Mr. Adams' DRAMA CLASSES (First, Second and Fourth Period)

We will start song coaching, researching genres and building an audition portfolio. SO EXCITING!



Mr. dH

Monday, August 7, 2017

CCCEPA CLASS OF 2018

CCCEPA CLASS OF 2018

On the right side of this blog, under the Tab "Seniors - Class of 2018 STUFF HERE" please click on the link to the "Intent Form" and complete before Thursday, August 10, 2017. This will help us keep track of you as the 2017 college pre-screen filming date at Pebblebrook approaches. Failure to complete the form will severely affect your ability to secure rehearsal, coaching and a filming reservation for your admissions prescreen.

Mr. dH

Monday, July 31, 2017

CCCEPA Class of 2018 - Looking Ahead to the 2017-2018 College Auditions Season

Thank you for visiting my blog. I wanted to use it as a resource to help you, at least, to continue to organize and plan logistics for college admissions - more specifically, getting your audition portfolio together for the various undergraduate degree programs in Music (BA, BM, BFA, etc.) In order to lessen some stressors, you MUST commit yourself to consistently meet strict deadlines AND commit to respect yourself and the people who are helping you throughout this process.


Please note the following:

DO’s
  • Start early.
  • Solidify your list of prospective schools and categorize them according to DREAM, TARGET and/or SAFETY.
  • Check each school’s website regularly for important dates – Application Deadlines, Interview Dates, Audition Requirements, Audition Deadlines, etc.
  • Create a grid/spreadsheet/checklist for each school you are previewing. That way, you can have all the information at your fingertips, all in one location.
  • Meet FREQUENTLY with your PHS school counselors for institutions that match your academic profile.
  • Register and take the SAT, ACT, etc. so you can have your scores reported promptly to the admissions offices of your prospective schools.
  • Make sure your academic transcript reflects strong performance and progress in all subjects taken during your high school career.
  • Compile a list of songs that you’d like to consider adding to your musical theatre portfolio. Remember - what makes a song right for you is YOUR voice and personality. If you want a good song, YOU WILL NEED TO SEARCH FOR IT.
  • Remember that just because it is a 'good song' doesn't magically make it a good audition selection - no matter which characteristic it possesses (vocal range, genre). A 'good song' does not mean it is necessarily a 'good song' for you.
  • Be responsible for YOUR OWN portfolio and the material that goes into it. I am happy to help you shape things, BUT WILL NOT DO IT for you. This is YOUR party and future – take pride in it.
  • Songs belong only to the original composer/lyricist. So what if another person likes or has sung a particular song? YOU DON'T OWN THEM.
  • Get rest and take care of your health.

DON’Ts
  • Procrastinate. Once the Fall 2017 semester starts, you should be polishing and tightening your audition material, NOT picking it.
  • Disrespect yourself or the people who might help you throughout the process.
  • Disrespect the PROCESS by NOT ADHERING to deadlines.
  • Disrespect the PROCESS by BEING UNPREPARED.

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