Musical Arts

SEABURY MUSIC ARTS 2018 - 2019

These dates are currently scheduled and on the school calendar.

Any additions will be given with plenty of advanced notice. Possible field trips/performances in December.

 

FALL TAPESTRY CONCERT-All Choirs 6th-12th

First United Methodist Church

West Campus  - 867 Highway 40

 

OCTOBER 26 , 2018

CHOIR CALL: 5:45PM

CONCERT: 7:30PM

CONVOCATION – CHAMBER CHOIR (9-12)

NOVEMBER 20, 2018

CHOIR CALL: 8:15AM

 

LESSONS AND CAROLS-All Choirs 6TH-12TH

First United Methodist Church DOWNTOWN

946 Vermont St., Lawrence KS

 

DECEMBER 14, 2018

CHOIR CALL: 5:45PM

CONCERT: 7:30PM

KSHSAA REGIONAL MUSIC Small Ensembles

COMPETITION-Chamber Choir (9-12)

MARCH 30, 2019

Time to be determined.

PLAN ON AN ALL DAY EVENT

(8am – 4pm)

 

KSHSAA REGIONAL MUSIC Large Ensembles

COMPETITION-Chamber Choir (9-12)

 

APRIL 11, 2019

Time to be determined.

During school day

WORLDS OF FUN MUSIC FESTIVAL

7/8th Grade Choir

APRIL 28, 2019

Sunday

Departure time TBD.

Please plan on an all-day event . Possibly 8am-6pm

 

KSHSAA STATE MUSIC

COMPETITION-Chamber Choir (9-12)

APRIL 27, 2019

APRIL 26 OVERNIGHT

Time to be determined.

PLAN ON AN ALL DAY EVENT

(8am – 4pm) Possible Friday night trip.

 

SPRING CONCERT VARIETY SHOW-All (6-12)

First United Methodist Church

West Campus  - 867 Highway 40

 

MAY 1, 2019

CHOIR CALL: 5:45PM

CONCERT: 7:30PM

STEPPING UP REHEARSALS

Chamber Choir & 8th Grade Honor Choir

 

May 20 & 21, 2019

12:00pm-12:45pm

 

BACCALAUREATE Trinity Episcopal Church

Chamber Singers

MAY 23, 2019

CHOIR CALL: 4:45PM

CEREMONY: 5:30PM

 

STEPPING UP  (BSA)

Chamber Choir & 8th Grade Honor Choir

 

MAY 24, 2019

CHOIR CALL: 8:00AM

 

 

Curriculum
The choral music program at Bishop Seabury Academy is integral to the school's liberal arts mission. The lower school students learn basic sight-reading skills and three-part singing, and they enjoy multiple performances as well as competitions, being an award winning ensemble, throughout the year. Students have the opportunity to be part of the prestigious award winning upper school choir where students study and perform a wide range of music, from classical chamber music to modern jazz, Broadway musical to traditional opera.

Ensembles:      6th Grade (required) Voci Sesto

                        7/8th Grade (required) Shea Maris (Ladies), SeaHawk Ensemble (Men),

                        Academy Ensemble (Combined)

                        9-12th Grades (Elective) Men’s Ensemble, Treble Ensemble, Chamber Singers, Chamber Choir

Course Objectives

Courses will help the student develop the ability to recognize, understand, and describe the basic materials and processes of vocal music. The Choral Music Program takes students to a high level of performance and musical knowledge. Students will use listening, performance, written, creative, and analytical exercises to develop their aural, sight-singing, written, compositional, and performance skills.

The choral music program at Bishop Seabury Academy is integral to the school's liberal arts mission. Music has been proven to help students excel in the following ways:

improved language development

increase in IQ

improved test scores

increased brain connectivity

increased spatial intelligence

Counterintuitively, music can help students excel in science. The last item on this list, spatial intelligence, helps students understand how things work together. This skill is critical in careers like architecture, engineering, math, and computer science.

In this pursuit, this course will emphasize:

• Standard rhythmic and metric notation 
• Standard musical notation 
• Diatonic scales, melodies, and harmonies 
• Musical structure and form 
• The Vocal Instrument- Technique and Physiology
• Sight-singing and personal performance strength
• Music History and Composers 
• Audience etiquette and response 
• Ensemble and solo performance skills

Field Trips and Events
Field trip and event opportunities will be available throughout the year. Each ensemble competes in Choral/Solo Festivals within the state of Kansas. Ensembles also perform throughout the community of Lawrence.

Honor Choir Opportunities
Honor Choir opportunities will be available to students during the year with the Kansas Choral Director’s Association and the Kansas Music Educators Association.

Performances
Headed by Choral Director Margie Lawrence, school related performances include the Fall Concert, Bishop Seabury Academy Convocation, Lessons & Carols, KSHSAA Competitions, Worlds of Fun Music Festival, Spring Concert, Baccalaureate and Graduation.

 

  • Margie Lawrence
  • B.A., Music Education/Choral Conducting Emphasis, California State University Fullerton, CA.
  • Date appointed: 2009

 

Lawrence graduated from California State University-Fullerton studying under Howard Swan, Harold Decker, Gordon Paine, and John Cooksey. She continued her studies post Bachelor's with conductors and professors as Helmuth Rilling, Roger Wagner, Robert Shaw, Paul Salamunovich, Helen Kemp, and Charlene Archibeque. She has served as a clinician and adjudicator for events with American Choral Directors Association, Hawaiian Island Ministries, Chorister’s Guild, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, Mount Hermon Music Conference, and Bay Area Churches.

Professional affiliations: ACDA, KCDA (Board Member-Membership Chair), MENC, NATS and the National Charity League.

Her husband of 34 years, Doug Lawrence, is a CEO Presentational coach and a reknowned concert artist. Margie and Doug moved to Lawrence in July 2008 to be near their grandchildren, Thomas and Emma Silvestri. Their daughter, Annelise Lawrence, is 30 and lives in Lawrence.