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Music participation for students

Kids’ Choir—Sundays, 11:05 a.m.-11:50 a.m.

If you like to sing, make harmony, and have a great time with friends, then the Kids' Choir at Temple Beth Shalom is for you!

The Kids' Choir is a group of amazing youth in grades 2 through 7 who come together to have fun learning and performing Jewish music, all while connecting to each other and to their Jewish identities. The Kids' Choir lifts our spirits in song during Sunday T'filah services, on holidays and community celebrations, and at Shabbat Shir Shalom (our annual extra-musical Shabbat service). All voices are unique gifts and everyone is welcome, so come and sing! No audition is required for Kids' Choir, but families must sign up through the Temple Beth Shalom Religious School enrollment form AND fill out a registration form and t-shirt request.

Song Leading & Band "Club Musika"—Sundays, 1:35-2:35 p.m.
For students in grades 8-12

Love playing an instrument or singing? Check out Songleading & Band Club Musika. Practice the intricacies of being a great song leader and teacher, from picking up the energy level of the crowd, to body movement and eye contact. Become more comfortable singing while playing, a valuable skill you can take with you forever. Learn to use your instrument (e.g. flute, keyboard, violin) as part of the song-leading team. Learn the importance of and improve your skills in accompaniment and supporting your fellow musicians as a leading team. Expand your Jewish music repertoire and knowledge.

In order to enroll you must (for instrumentalists) be able to read music on treble or bass clef and have 2 years of experience in school band or 2 years of private lessons. All musicians (vocalists and instrumentalists) interested in participating are asked to send in a video of yourself performing a song of your choosing no later than August 22 to Sara Kaye. If you are uncomfortable making or unable to make a video, we will hold in-person auditions on Sunday, August 29 from 2-4pm in the Temple Beth Shalom sanctuary. 

Goals:

  • Students will gather repertoire, tools, and leadership qualities to lead a congregation musically
  • Students will gain confidence and comfort on their chosen instrument and their ability to be a part of a musical team
  • Students will have the opportunity to help arrange music and lead music live at services and community events
 
 

Teen Opportunity: Adult Choir

Sing? Play a musical instrument? Youth in grades 7-12 can join the Kol Hakavod ("Voice of Honor") Ensemble, our congregational choir and instrumental group!
Kol Hakavod is both a dedicated choral and instrumental ensemble and an opportunity for ongoing education. Being a choir member provides you with a unique opportunity to explore Jewish music from the past and present under the guidance of Cantor Abby Gostein. We welcome anyone who wishes to celebrate Jewish musical heritage, develop and improve their vocal and musicianship skills, and contribute to leading the prayers of our community in an especially powerful way. If you're interested in participating, please fill out our Participation Form.

 

Fri, October 22 2021 16 Cheshvan 5782