Postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19
Merging Performance and Leadership into a Global-minded 21st Century Career Path Summer Program
New Voices Youth Choir at Carnegie Hall
Essentials of Music Industry 101 NYC Intensive
June 9-17, 2020
New York City
WE-music will premiere the 1st cohort of the New Voices Youth Choir on the Carnegie Hall stage with followup workshops and seminars to develop and enhance the essentials of career skills, leadership development, and performance technique.
Students will participate in a 9-day program that includes:
1. Choral Performance Residency with Guest Conductor Dr. Brad Holmes, Director of Choir Programs at Millikin University in Decatur, IL
2. Carnegie Hall Performance
3. Culture Exchange opportunities with other choirs from around the United States
4. Seminars and workshops exploring leadership and skills development that can directly apply to the college admissions process.
5. Lectures and Visits to Music Industry Notable Destinations
- Grammy Museum
- Lincoln Center
- Radio City Music Hall
Clive Davis Institue at NYU
New Voices Youth Choir at Carnegie Hall
Using choral music as a tool for questioning, discovery, and connection, New Voices provides a student with the experience and practice needed to build leadership rooted in both musical excellence and strong knowledge of their culture past and present.
New Voices participants are offered superior training and performance opportunities, empowering them to serve as ambassadors for their country and their generation on a global stage. Programs will consist of audition tips, strategies, sectionals, full rehearsals, and performance improvement workshops.
Following rehearsals, all participating choirs will perform during an awe-inspiring Concert at the world-famous Stern Auditorium in Carnegie Hall.
The Essentials of Music Industry 101 NYC Intensive
Our seminar empowers young people as they explore how to turn their passion for music into a possible profession within the thriving music industry. The 5-day seminar provides high school music students with a behind-the-scenes look into the many careers available in music.
Cultivating leadership in the music industry is at the core of this project and students will have the opportunity to study with award-winning producers, songwriters, entertainment managers and social media professionals in the music industry through music field visits within New York City.
Students will work through a curriculum that supports music education in workforce development, networking, skills-building, problem-solving and teamwork. WeMusic is dedicated to providing students with the necessary business, creative and intellectual skills to make them a valuable player in the growing music industry.
For high school students considering a career in the music industry, this intensive week-long camp will provide a real-world orientation covering the keys to success in this competitive industry.
Featured Master Conductor
June 12-14, 2020
Dr. Bard Holmes
D.M.A in Choral Music, Arizona State University
M.M. in Conducting, University of New Mexico
Dr. Brad Holmes is the Director of Choir Programs at Millikin University in Decatur, IL. Choirs under his direction have sung in every state but Alaska and in thirty-five countries. He was a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University for two academic terms, working primarily with the Choir of Clare College. Other international guest-conducting opportunities have taken him to Continental Europe, China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Dr. Holmes has conducted numerous choir festivals including twenty-four All-State choirs, regional ACDA honor choirs, district festivals, and church music clinics throughout the United States.
Highlights of the Program
Performance on the prestigious stage of Carnegie hall
Master choral residency led by world-renowned conductor and composer brad holmes
Backstage tours in leading performing arts institutions around NYC (lincoln center, Brooklyn academy of music, Juilliard)
An afternoon at the Clive Davis Institute of Music at NYU Tisch, the first and only program of its kind to provide professional business and artistic training toward a BFA in recorded music.
Masterclasses of renowned artists and entrepreneurs of the NYC music industry
Nyc college campus visits
Visit and workshop hosted by grammy museum