Monday, January 11, 2016

MMA January Meeting and More

[UPDATE 1/13/2016: Meeting postponed to next week, Tuesday, January 19, at 6:30 pm]

The Mohawk Music Association meeting is Tuesday, January 12, at 6:30 pm in the Mohawk school library. Please join us.

On the agenda:  we'll get updates from the Music Directors about their upcoming events, and more!

Mohawk Arts Showcase - Friday, January 15 at 6:30pm at Mocha Maya’s in Shelburne Falls
Mark your calendars, you do not want to miss this special event presented by MAEC, the Mohawk Arts Education Council, featuring student-artists in grades 7-12 from the visual art, music, drama, and poetry programs. Come see artwork, listen to poetry and drama readings, and enjoy instrumental and choral performances. Middle and high school student artwork will be featured for the month of January as well (it will be on display until Valentine's Day.)

Senior District Festival – Saturday, January 16, 3:00pm, UMass Amherst, Fine Arts Center
Thirteen Mohawk High School students will have the honor of performing at the Fine Arts Center at Umass Amherst. They will be singing in the highly selective Senior Districts Festival Chorus.

The Western District of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association hosts two annual music festivals at UMass: the Junior Districts Festival for students in grades 7-9, and the Senior Districts Festival for students in grades 9-12. Each festival features an honor choir, honor band, honor orchestra, and honor jazz band made up of students from around the region who are accepted by audition. Students in these ensembles have the opportunity to work with prestigious guest conductors and perform music that is more challenging than what can typically be done in high school music programs.