Hasapis, Jamey (Fine Arts: Choirs)

Welcome to the NPA Choirs and Music Theater!

I’m Jamey Hasapis. My students call me Mr. Hasapis or “Mr. H.” I am very pleased to have the honor of teaching your children and leading them in performances this year.

First, 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.”), theater, and 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. This year we have three Choirs – Jazz Choir (our top/audition performing group), Concert Choir/Glee (high school/middle school combine choir, grades 7-12) and beginning choir for our entering 6th grade students.

This year we are offering a Musical Theater Class. In this class we will learning about theater, specifically music theater. Students will learn acting and skills, and will perform monologues and solo/group musical numbers in the Fall and in the Spring will be performing a full Musical.

 

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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!


Supplies – 



  •  1/2 inch 3-ring binder

  •  Pencil

  •  Water Bottle


EXPECTATIONS



  • Come to class on time and be ready to 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

    • Use practice tracks

    • Practice your sight singing



  • Breathe and HAVE FUN!


GRADING



  • Daily participation: 25 points/week

    • Theory lessons

    • Participation in warm-ups

    • Participation and attention during rehearsals





  • Concerts: 150 points/concert

    • There will be two formal concerts during the year.

      • Winter Jazz Concert Thursday, December 12, 2018

      • Spring Jazz Concert: 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 other local choirs, on Saturday, September 14, 2019

        • Yavapai College, High School Choral Invitational, September 16, 2019

        • Choir Fundraiser, September 21, 2019, 9am-5pm.

        • Arts Showcase at NPA: November 8, 2019

        • Jazz Tour: March 13 – 16.

        • Senior Showcase: April 1, 2020, all students required to attend

        • NAU Jazz Madrigal Festival: February 6, 7, and 8

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

        • All State Festival








These are some of our performances. Additional performances 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)




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moreMusical Theater

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 (6th Grade)

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





  • Concerts: 150

    • There will be one concert during school hours at the end of the semester – 6th Grade Art and Choir Showcase. Date TBD



  • Assessments: 10-15 points/each

    • Part Checks

    • Sight Singing

    • Theory Quizzes

    • Semester Projects (TBA)