Singing

At our weekly rehearsals this month our Harmonics (also known as the CSM Junior Choir), Overtones and CSM Senior Choir groups practiced multi-part harmonizing, furthered our musical literacy learning new notation such as slurs, and focused on watching our Artistic Director’s conducting cues to be sure we shape the musical phrases and finish together, as a chorus.
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At our weekly rehearsals this month our FUNdamentals singers worked on proper vowel pronunciation using silly songs that made us laugh, playing handbells with each player ringing his bell in tempo and on the right beat, and learning some initial choreography with props that will feature in our spring 2019 concerts.
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We’d like to introduce you to our Rangers. These volunteer high school students are valuable assets to our YCM program, ably assisting our Artistic Director, our young singers, and their parents alike.  First up, let’s meet Tommaso our Tuesday FUNdamentals Ranger! Tommaso is in his final year of liceo scientifico.  He comes to YCM with a variety of musical experiences having studied both 
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I’m eagerly counting down the days until I pick up my conducting baton in front of our first YCM chorus. In the meantime, I’m enjoying preparing to sing soprano under the direction of some wonderful conductors. This summer I’m excited to have three such opportunities: with the Ensemble Vocale di Camera EVOCA here in Milan, the Voci d’Amici in Dallas, 
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