Auditions for the 2017-2018 Learwood A Cappella Ensemble will be held next week. Tuesday 9/5/17, Thursday 9/7/17, and Friday 9/8/17 from 3-5 p.m. after school in the Learwood Choir Room. Students will sign up for a time slot by my bulletin board outside the choir room. Auditions last about 5 minutes. All students need to prepare is an unaccompanied song to sing. Only a minute of music is needed. Other things I will be looking for is range, vocal technique and tone, and if students can sightread and match pitch.
The Learwood A Cappella Ensemble, formed in 2013, is an auditioned ensemble where students are interested in furthering their vocal education and performing on a regular basis. The A Cappella Ensemble performs around the Greater Cleveland Area. During the holidays, the A Cappella Ensemble performs their annual holiday program at local nursing homes and downtown Cleveland. In the spring the ensemble participates in the Ohio Music Education Association’s Solo and Ensemble Adjudication. Over the past four years, the A Cappella Ensemble has received superior ratings. In 2015 the A Cappella Ensemble combined with the ALHS Merples for their spring concert. The A Cappella Ensemble has also performed at sporting events including singing the National Anthem at the Lake Erie Crusher’s. In 2016 the ensemble performed on Channel 19 Action News.
Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00-7:50 a.m. Sometimes rehearsals are split where ladies sing Tuesday mornings and Gentlemen sing Thursday mornings. Rehearsals will begin Tuesday September 12, 2017.