VAPA is pleased to partner with Art of Elan and ARTS (A Reason To Survive) in the 2018 Young Artists in Harmony program.
Young Artists in Harmony (YAH) is a unique internship program offered by the innovative chamber music organization
Art of Elan, in partnership with A Reason To Survive (ARTS) in National City, where advanced music students have the opportunity to:
- explore musical composition with professional musicians
- create and be a part of public performances — in National City and Balboa Park
- meet and collaborate with other like-minded music students
- build a musical composition portfolio for college
Participants in Young Artists in Harmony receive mentoring from professional Art of Elan musicians, and meet weekly at ARTS to both compose music in the computer lab (using Finale software) and try out ideas with other musicians.
The fall program runs October 13 – Dec 15, with sessions each Saturday (except Thanksgiving weekend) from 1-4pm
Final concerts are Dec. 15th at ARTS and January 23rd at the San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park.
A one-hour orientation for new students and families takes place on Thursday, October 11th at 6:30pm at ARTS.
The Children’s Story, directed by Sharon Maley and The Uninvited Ghost directed by Meghan McCann. Many students play multiple roles! Tickets are $5.00 at the door.
Poster art work by Elizabeth Andersen-Sahl
Bonita Vista High School’s The Music Machine and Sound Unlimited will be opening the 28th annual Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers on Saturday, September 15th! Congratulations to both show choirs and vocal teacher Gail H. Kennedy!
Photo by L. Brannen
Production Dates: July 25-27 at 6:30 pm & July 28 at 2 pm Location: San Ysidro High School (5353 Airway Road, San Diego, CA 92154) Downloadable poster here.
Directed by Sharon Maley
Music Director: Mark McCann
Vocal Director: Michael Sakell
Choreographer: Valerie Ingram
Technical Director: Charles Batchman
Musical Accompanist: Barbara Schroeder
Cast auditions took place May 2, 3 & 7, and call-backs on May 9, 2018.
Schools represented in the cast: BVH, CVH, ELH, OLH, ORH, RDM, & SYH.
Pit orchestra auditions took place May 23, 26 & 27 by appointment only. Congratulations to the students selected for the pit orchestra! List is here: The Addams Family Pit Orchestra List
Schools represented in the pit: BVH, CVH, ELH, MOH, OLH, & ORH.
Congratulations to Montgomery High School student Susan Pierce for winning First Place, Best in Class, and Best of Show in Thematic Art at the San Diego County Fair! Also to the Student Showcase Donated Award winners Sophia Bobis and Daniel Gochicoa and the 26 first place winners from teacher Lynette Young-Golding!
Tickets are $13 at the door and $8 for students and seniors. Free admission for staff and children under four years old. Downloadable flyer here.
Featuring performances of a variety of choral music including classical, spirituals, pop and jazz by the RDRM Choir and Harmonia. Also featuring a showcase of special student performances and guest choir, the Casillas Elementary School Comet Harmonics. Downloadable flyer here.