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Runs from Friday September 25 2020 to Friday February 5 2021

Approximate running time: 1 hour


ArtSpring Theatre
100 Jackson Ave.
Saltspring Island BC V8K 2V8

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× Sing and Learn Together. Developing the voice, musical literacy, and ensemble techniques.

Makana is the Hawaiian word for ‘gift’. Music is a gift that will stay with you for your whole life. This choir is a fun opportunity to sing with other children and to focus specifically on developing good vocal habits at a young age. Students will focus on concepts of vocal technique that include; resonance, voice placement, control and confidence while singing. The class will include instruction in music literacy and a focus on developing the ear. Makana will also develop the students ability to sing in an ensemble. Focus will be placed on singing in harmony, blend and balance. Each term will end in a performance in the ArtSpring theatre.

Who: Children grades 2 – 5 Where: ArtSpring When: Fridays 3pm – 4pm Fall Term: September 18 – December 4 (concert – Saturday December 5 @ 7:30pm) Spring Term: January 15 – May 14 (concert – Friday May 21 @ 7:30pm)

Fee: $147 per term – Financial Assistance is available upon request Registration: ArtSpring Box Office – space is limited to 12 students Box office open by phone only: Please call 250.537.2102 or email Parent/Guardian will need to complete a Waiver Form

Safety: Please see below. Questions?: Please e-mail

The Makana Youth Choir is directed by Caroni Young. She is currently a full time Graduate student at the UBC school of music in Choral Conducting. Caroni is an educator and musician and holds a B.Mus in Jazz Studies from Capilano University and a B.Ed from UBC. She is the current director of Viva Chorale! And has been teaching children and adult choirs for near to a decade.

SAFETY PROTOCOLS This has been a year of unprecedented challenges for all. We want to ensure that singing and music continues, but must be done in the safest way possible. For this reason, we will be enforcing the following safety protocols. We will remain vigilant and adapt to new safety protocols.

1. ***STAY HOME IF SICK**** VERY IMPORTANT – Do not attend Choir if you are showing any symptoms.

2. Number of participants The group size will be limited to 12 singers max.

3. Duration Classes will be shortened to 1hr.

4. Distance Singers will maintain a minimum of 6ft between each singer – more space if possible.

5. Sanitize Each singer must arrive 5 minutes before the class to ensure proper hand washing or sanitizing.

6. Pick up/drop off We ask parents/guardians to wait outdoors and to maintain social distancing while picking up or dropping off the singers.

7. Zoom If the director is sick or we return to lock down, if applicable, an online Zoom lesson will be provided.

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