Happy New Year!

I hope this email finds each of you well! All of the snow and crazy scheduling has kept me from sending the newsletter!

MPA: MPA is short for Music Performance Adjudication. This event will take place for all High School Choral Students in the March. Please be aware that students will be asked to practice at home regularly and support their efforts! They are working super hard in class!

Pre-MPA Concert: Our next concert will take place on March 2, 2017 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church located on Beatties Ford Road (the same church as the Fall and Winter Concert). Students will need to arrive at 6:15pm ready to sing and in the sanctuary. Please start planning now to make sure that your student will arrive in a timely manner.

Choral Arts Boosters (CAB):
Do you have a special talent? Are you a great promoter, photographer, videographer, accountant, seamstress, etc? If any of those things apply to you or you are just excited about what the NWSA Choral Department is doing, consider joining us at a CAB meeting. Our next meeting is on February 7 in the HS Choral Room. We are always excited to see new faces and you could be the missing link to an already wonderful organization. We are losing several members, due to graduating seniors and would love to have a fresh approach to the business that the choir conducts! I hope you can join us! If you can’t join us for the meeting but would like to contribute in helping during the day or another time, feel free to email me and I will get you in touch with the right people. Lets make the Choral program at NWSA the best it can be together.

Congratulations to the Women’s Chamber Choir for being selected to participate in the inaugural Charlotte Concerts Showcase! This is a huge honor. The young women will be performing at the Belk Theater against all of the other selected ensembles for a prize for the choir! Fingers Crossed!

Western Tour: For students who are traveling on the Western Tour, there is a payment due on January 26, 2017 of $600.00. All BOA earnings should be available in the next few weeks. The total amount that should be in each account on the 26th is $1850.00. Our final payment will be due on February 23 and is $650.00.

Have a great weekend!

Stephanie Madsen
High School Choral Director
Northwest School of the Arts
Stephanier.madsen@cms.k12.nc.us