During the ILMEA Boot Camp, students and professional singers sit side-by-side and delve into all 6 of the District 9 audition songs. After a brief warm-up, Dr. Johnson will work through each piece, giving students suggestions on interpretation, phrasing, breathing, and other helpful audition tips.
After break, each student chooses break-out sessions to attend, which include sight-singing and tonal skills, while waiting for their assigned audition time. These blind auditions use the same format as the District 9 auditions, and the tonal skills and song excerpts will be the ones announced for the actual audition. The only difference is that every student will hear verbal feedback from the judges, and at the end of the event, they will receive their scores with written comments in each section. This is an amazing opportunity for students to practice their music and get insight into the ILMEA audition process.
Students and teachers may purchase tickets and register individually through ticketleap, by going to www.corcantiamo.org. Teachers may register a group of students by contacting JoEllyn.Caulfield@corcantiamo.org, and sending a check made payable to Cor Cantiamo. Cost is only $20.00 per student.
There will be students from several other schools in attendance, but I would love to have a lot of BHS kids there!