Hasapis, Jamey (Fine Arts: Choirs)

Welcome to the NPA Choral Program!

I’m Jamey Hasapis. The kids call me “Mr. H.” This is my first year at NPA and am very pleased to have the honor of teaching your children and leading them in performances this year.

Since I’m new here, a little about me. I received my BA in Music at California State University, focusing on vocal performance, conducting, and music education. After graduating I pursued performing and have performed as a soloist with chamber and choral groups throughout Southern California while working in the Banking Industry designing, writing and facilitating leadership and talent management courses, both eLearning and classroom based.

Moving to Flagstaff In 2005, my first position was Director of Operations for the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra. While there, among my other duties, I managed the Keeping Score program with the San Francisco Symphony. With the Keeping Score program, we trained core curriculum educators how to integrate the arts into their classroom lessons. I also designed educational programs for each of our concerts, bringing guest artists into our schools – workshops, master classes, and just some plain old fun music activities based on composers and music styles.

I’m a member of the Flagstaff Master Chorale and its chamber group, Arizona Mountain Chorale. I have been a soloist with the Master Chorale, the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra as well as other organizations in Northern Arizona. I also have performed in operas, musical theater (I received a Viola Award nomination for my role as Sweeney Todd in the Flagstaff Light Opera production of “Sweeney Todd.”), and theater. This past summer I was Musical Director/Voice Coach for the Alpine Community Theater production of “Little Mermaid.”

It’s my goal to take the knowledge I have gained through my performance and teaching experience and impart the joy and work ethic it takes to be successful vocal musicians.

This is going to be an exciting year for choral music at NPA. We have two wonderful high school choirs – Jazz Choir and returning this year, Show Choir. For our middle schoolers, Glee for 7th and 8th graders and Beginning Choir/General Music for our 6th graders.

We are starting with a performance with the Jazz Choir, Show Choir and Glee right out of the gate! We have been asked to perform two numbers at BIG SING! Flagstaff; a community sing hosted by the Master Chorale of Flagstaff. We will be joining 7 community choirs at this event. BIG SING! Flagstaff will be held on Saturday, September 15th at Heritage Square from 1pm-3pm.

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moreJAZZ CHOIR

Description:

 NPA JAZZ CHOIR SYLLABUS


Welcome to Jazz Choir! I’m looking forward to a great year of making music together. There are a few expectations that I have, as well as a few things that you need to know and bring to class, so here goes!


EXPECTATIONS



  • Come to class on time and be ready learn and make music

    • Have your music folder and a PENCIL with you at every class/rehearsal

    • Bring water with you! Hydration is very important for singing. It lubricates your vocal chords and helps prevent vocal injuries.



  • Be courageous and adventurous

  • Support your fellow musicians

  • Know your music and know your instrument

    • Practice vocalizations

    • Memorize your music

    • Practice your sight singing



  • Breathe and HAVE FUN!


GRADING



  • Daily participation: 25 points/week

    • Theory lessons

    • Sight Reading

    • Participation in warm-ups

    • Participation and attention during rehearsals





  • Concerts: 150 points/week

    • There will be two formal concerts during the year.

      • Winter/Holiday Concert: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

      • Spring Concert: Wednesday, May 15, 2019There will be multiple performances throughout the year, including

        • BIG SING! FLAGSTAFF, a community sing event with the Flagstaff Master Chorale and 7 other local choirs, on Saturday, September 15, 2018

        • Arts Assembly at NPA, November 9, 2018

        • Senior Showcase: January 30, 2019, all students required to attend

        • NAU Jazz Madrigal Festival: February 8 and 9, 2019

        • National,Regional and State Festivals/Honor Choirs: I highly encourage students to audition.

        • March 29, 2019, Chamber Concert at Firecreek Coffee House

        • All State Festival @ NAU: April 11-13, 2019








These are some of our performances, others will be listed as I schedule them. Attendance at all performances is required.



  • Assessments: 10-15 points/each

    • Part Checks

    • Sight Singing

    • Theory Quizzes

    • Semester Projects (TBA)




moreSHOW CHOIR

Description:

NPA SHOW CHOIR SYLLABUS


Welcome to Show Choir! I’m looking forward to a great year of making music together. There are a few expectations that I have, as well as a few things that you need to know and bring to class, so here goes!


EXPECTATIONS



  • Come to class on time and be ready learn and make music

    • Have your music folder and a PENCIL with you at every class/rehearsal

    • Bring water with you! Hydration is very important for singing. It lubricates your vocal chords and helps prevent vocal injuries.



  • Be courageous and adventurous

  • Support your fellow musicians

  • Know your music and know your instrument

    • Practice vocalizations

    • Memorize your music

    • Practice your sight singing



  • Breathe and HAVE FUN!


GRADING



  • Daily participation: 25 points/week

    • Theory lessons

    • Sight Reading

    • Participation in warm-ups

    • Participation and attention during rehearsals



  • Concerts: 150 points/week

    • There will be two formal concerts during the year.

      • Winter/Holiday Concert: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

      • Spring Concert: Wednesday, May 15, 2019



    • There will be multiple performances throughout the year, including

      • BIG SING! FLAGSTAFF, a community sing event with the Flagstaff Master Chorale and 7 other local choirs, on Saturday, September 18, 2018

      • Arts Assembly at NPA, November 9th

      • Senior Showcase: January 30, 2019, all students required to attend

      • Regional and State Festivals: highly encourage students to audition.

      • March 29, 2019, Chamber Concert at Firecreek Coffee House






These are some of our performances, others will be listed as I schedule them. Attendance at all performances is required.



  • Assessments: 10-15 points/each

    • Part Checks

    • Sight Singing

    • Theory Quizzes

    • Semester Projects (TBA)




moreGLEE (Middle School)

Description:

NPA GLEE SYLLABUS


Welcome to Glee! I’m looking forward to a great year of making music together. There are a few expectations that I have, as well as a few things that you need to know and bring to class, so here goes!


EXPECTATIONS



  • Come to class on time and be ready learn and make music

    • Have your music folder and a PENCIL with you at every class/rehearsal

    • Bring water with you! Hydration is very important for singing. It lubricates your vocal chords and helps prevent vocal injuries.



  • Be courageous and adventurous

  • Support your fellow musicians

  • Know your music and know your instrument

    • Practice vocalizations

    • Memorize your music

    • Practice your sight singing



  • Breathe and HAVE FUN!


GRADING



  • Daily participation: 25 points/week

    • Theory lessons

    • Sight Reading

    • Participation in warm-ups

    • Participation and attention during rehearsals




 



  • Concerts: 150 points/week

    • There will be two formal concerts during the year.

      • Winter/Holiday Concert: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

      • Spring Concert: Wednesday, May 15, 2019



    • There will be multiple performances throughout the year, including

      • BIG SING! FLAGSTAFF, a community sing event with the Flagstaff Master Chorale and 7 other local choirs, on Saturday, September 15, 2018

      • Arts Assembly at NPA, November 9, 2018

      • Senior Showcase: January 30, 2019, all students required to attend

      • March 29th, 2019: Chamber Concert at Firecreek Coffee House

      • May 3rd, 2019: State Middle School Festival






These are some of our performances, others will be listed as I schedule them. Attendance at all performances is required.



  • Assessments: 10-15 points/each

    • Part Checks

    • Sight Singing

    • Theory Quizzes

    • Semester Projects (TBA)




moreBEGINNING CHOIR/GENERAL MUSIC

Description:

NPA BEGINNING CHOIR / GENERAL MUSIC


Welcome to Jazz Choir! I’m looking forward to a great year of making music together. There are a few expectations that I have, as well as a few things that you need to know and bring to class, so here goes!


EXPECTATIONS



  • Come to class on time and be ready learn and make music

    • Have your music folder and a PENCIL with you at every class/rehearsal

    • Bring water with you! Hydration is very important for singing. It lubricates your vocal chords and helps prevent vocal injuries.



  • Be courageous and adventurous

  • Support your fellow musicians

  • Know your music and know your instrument

    • Practice vocalizations

    • Memorize your music

    • Practice your sight singing



  • Breathe and HAVE FUN!


GRADING



  • Daily participation: 25 points/week

    • Theory lessons

    • Sight Reading

    • Participation in warm-ups

    • Participation and attention during rehearsals





  • Assessments: 10-15 points/each

    • Part Checks

    • Sight Singing

    • Theory Quizzes

    • Semester Projects (TBA)