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Children’s Choir of teh Internet is singing at Salmon a rama today.  Kids in grades 3 and up can join an OML ensemble.  Email us at OurMusicalLife@ymail.com Concerts today 1:30, 2:30 AND 3:30 at the children’s section of Salmon A Rama, 2 Christopher Columbus Causeway, Racine, WI.

Fallout 4 Practice (It’s All Over But the Crying)

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This is going to be really cool.  We are making a play through video for Fallout 4.  I haven’t had time to start playing yet but other members of the creative team are busy at work getting us some awesome in-game footage.  Having the kids voices on this will give it an unbelievable power.  I can see it in this practice video though we have a long way to go in one more rehearsal.  Have the kids bring a pair of earphones to the rehearsal Thursday Nov 19.

Practice with the bottom video!

Children’s Choir of teh Internet Auditions and Rehearsal

We wil be starting Children’s Choir of teh Internet up again September 17 with auditions for new members and rehearsal for returning ones.  Auditions will be held September 24 and Oct 1 as well.  Come to Lutheran Church of the Resurrection 322 Ohio street, Racine, WI across from the toboggan hill and Lockwood Park.

New members please come with a parent, returning members can be dropped off at 6 PM and picked up at 7:15 PM.  We will have a parent meeting on October 8 for about 20 minutes at the start of rehearsal.

Children’s Choir of teh Internet is open to all children in grades 3-6 by audition.  Returning girls and boys with unchanged voices may continue with teh choir through 8th grade.

Here’s the flier we have recently distributed:

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OML Picnic August 11

Join us for the first annual Our Musical Life Inc. Picnic!

Cost: Free

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When: August 11 4-8 PM

Where: South pavilion at Pritchard Park (Corner of Durand and Ohio)

Who: All kids and their families

What to Bring: We will be cooking hotdogs and brats, you can bring a side to share

We will be playing outdoor games so wear cloth’s that you can get dirty:  Zombie, Ninja, kickball etc.

Sing our trademark song “6 Days of Minecraft”

If you would like to let us know you are coming you can comment below or email ourmusicallife@ymail.com

Calling Composers, Lyricists, Poets and Conductors

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Creative People in the Choral Arts,

Are you looking for some excitement? Let’s be creative together! Composers, Lyricists and Conductors are invited to participate in the Showcase Dare on ChoralNet.com, August 1-9, 2015.

Composers,

Do you have what it takes as a composer? The Composers of Choral Music Community on ChoralNet and Our Musical Life Inc. challenge you to a Composition Jam August 1-9. You are invited to participate in this creative kick-in-the-pants.

Composers will be given a “spark” to ignite the process and then have 9 days to write the rough draft of a future masterpiece.   The “spark” will be a few words that may be interpreted freely to lead you to a text, a rhythm, a harmonic progression or any other piece of raw brain juice to launch you into composing mode. Check out the Community pages here:

There is no fee.

Lyricists and Poets are sought for a supporting role. We need you to offer your previously written works or to write new texts on the spot that relate to the “spark”. No one knows what the “spark” will be until 12:01 AM August 1. Then composers will desperately need your help. You can hammer out financial arrangements with the composers. Typical agreements range from 50/50 share of profits to free use. Imagine thousands of people singing your words!

Conductors are needed to judge the competition and to recognize the start of new works you may be interested in coaxing to fruition. The ultimate goal here is to get conductors to partner with composers and lyricists to find and create repertoire worth performing.

What Do I Win? 

This is a contest more about sparking creativity than any physical award.  The principal reward is that composers will have a rough draft of a work they may be able to get performed, lyricists will get their words set to music and conductors will help create new works tailored for them. We encourage composers to include a note in their Bio that shows they won for example:  Winner of the Gold Award for Text Setting in the August 2015 Showcase Dare If you upload the pieces to the Composition Showcase on ChoralNet (free) these awards can also be listed.

How Do I Win?

This is the first year of the contest. It is a composer’s contest with support from writers and conductors. We expand this to award writers and conductors before this is over.

ChoralNet users, other contestants and a panel of judges will rate your piece on up to 5 criterion.

Spark: Evident in concept or work 1 2 3 4 5

Performability: Viral Quality/Overall Likability/ Uniqueness 1 2 3 4 5

Elemental Mechanics: Harmonic, Rhythmic, Form, Dynamics, Counterpoint etc: 1 2 3 4 5

Text Setting: Prosody,Word Painting,Choice of Text 1 2 3 4 5

Singability: Voice Leading, Range, Tessitura 1 2 3 4 5

The pieces with the three highest average scores in a category win Gold, Silver and Bronze in that category.  You may win Gold in Text Setting and Bronze in Singability. The three pieces with an average score of 4 or more in “Spark” and that received the highest overall average scores will be Overall Winners of Gold, Silver or Bronze.

You really win when conductors see your work and talk to you about performing it.  Good Luck!=

How Do I Sign Up?

Join ChoralNet.com for free (always free) by going here: http://choralnet.org/new/user

Then go here and click on “Join this community”: http://choralnet.org/list/page/469189

Conductors, lyricists and poets can follow the Blog, Forum and look through composer pages to see who needs what. The “Spark” will be announced in the forum.

Composers that want to participate can sign up free by reading and agreeing to the terms and conditions found on the Rules page: http://choralnet.org/469200

All are welcome to introduce themselves in the forum or to individual contestants. Critique is encouraged on the composer’s contestant pages.

Added Value:

This contest is also designed to honor the primary creator of ChoralNet Dr. James D. Feiszli. Dr. Feiszli will provide the “spark.” An Article about Dr. Feiszli will appear on the front page of ChoralNet.com on Sunday either July 21 or 28.

Get Something Written!!!

Jack Senzig

ChoralNet Composers of Choral Music Community

Owner/Executive Editor

http://www.ChoralNet.com/showcase

Our Musical Life Inc.

Executive Director

http://www.OurMusicalLife.org

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