Ms. Mulholland is very excited about the journey that we will be taking together this year! Some of you have had music classes for many years and I hope that you can learn new things this year to help you grow musically. For some of you, this is your first ever experience with music and I cannot wait to introduce you to the awesome world of music! We will be singing throughout the year in this class and will perform as a sophomore class on Ring Day and in the Christmas and spring concerts. When we are not busy singing, we will be exploring such topics as music notation, instrument families, classical music history, jazz history, Latin music, opera, musical theatre and much, much more. We will also attend exciting outside performances such as an opera at the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center and a Broadway show. Learning music requires perseverance, discipline, creativity and team work and I hope that this year will be a memorable one that helps you to grow as a musician and a person.
The Music department will continue to offer all Sophomores a basic theory class and a group keyboard studies class this academic school year. Also included in the curriculum is one quarter of Speech, where the girls have the opportunity to practice their oral articulation skills and prepare themselves for college and job interviews.
Juilliard’s Arts Enrichment Fellowship:
At AMSU we are blessed to have a partnership with Juilliard. The Arts Enrichment Program’s mission is to expose children from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to the joy of the performing arts. Working in partnership with the New York City public schools and community organizations, Fellows facilitate outreach activities specific to the needs of the partnering organization. Past Fellows’ activities have included teaching instrumental lessons, assisting in dance technique classes, teaching a class on instrument construction, facilitating a series of Shakespeare workshops, and leading a senior citizens’ choir. The Arts Enrichment Fellowship Program receives generous funding from Beth and Christopher Kojima.
This will be one of the most fun and challenging classes you will ever take. Together this year, we will actively learn about a variety of theatre topics such as stage movement, pantomime, improvisation, and playwriting and will perform in International Night and AMSU’s spring musical. Through our partnership with TDF’s “Residency Project,” this class will participate in a year-long playwriting workshop with a NYC playwright. This workshop includes an opportunity for students’ work to be read by professional actors in a Manhattan theater and two trips to see Broadway and off-Broadway shows. This will be an exciting year full of laughter and personal growth and I look forward to guiding you all to your personal best on and off stage!