Tag Archives: Severna Park Middle School

May Studio Happenings

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This is how we sight read in my studio. (Hands together and NO peeking!) Great job, Sarah!! My students have to read between 150 and 200 lines of music to receive the studio Sight Reading Trophy.

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Aaron did a great job transposing at his lesson. He picked all the best keys out of the key bag too: f# minor, a-flat minor, A major, C-flat Major, and B-flat Major. Show me a 3rd grader who can do that!! Way to go, Aaron!!

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Quintin (shown on snare drum) not only finishes his 4th year of piano, but has also completed his career in the Belvedere Elementary School band on percussion. But thats not the end for him! He will be continuing piano and percussion into Middle School this fall! Way to go, Quintin!!!

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Colleen has been accompanying at Belvedere Elementary for a few years now and the chorus director Mrs. Supko (far left) sure will miss her now that she’s graduated!

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Oops, I forgot to change lenses on my camera, but Annabelle and Colleen are accompanying for the Severna Park Middle School chorus concert. Annabelle has been accompanying since 5th grade and she will continue as she enters high school in the fall.

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Colleen is rehearsing for her Senior Recital scheduled for THIS Saturday June 4 at 1:00pm at St. Margaret’s Church Annapolis.

Severna Park Chorus Concert

I am so proud of my students who are accompanying for school choruses! Annabelle (7th grader at SPMS), Colleen (Senior at SPHS), and Delaney (8th grader at Chesapeake Bay Middle) are old pros now. Between them they’ve more than a dozen concerts! Last week Annabelle and Colleen played for a HUGE concert at Severna Park High School where both the high school chorus and the Middle School Elite Chorus had a performance of several opera arias and other operatic selections.

It was a great “night at the opera” and the girls played beautifully!

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Annabelle accompanied for the Severna Park Middle School Elite Chorus

 

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Colleen accompanied for the Severna Park High School Chorus

 

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Colleen plays for the HS chorus

 

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Annabelle plays for the MS chorus

 

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Great job, AB!!

Severna Park Middle Chorus Concert

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Colleen waits her turn to accompany.

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Annabelle waits her turn to accompany.

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Annabelle is the accompanist for the Pop Choir. They took first place in the Anne Arundel County Festival Chorus. Likely due to her fabulous playing? Of course!

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6th grade chorus

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Annabelle and Colleen received a round of applause from the audience and the choir!

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Great job, ladies!!

Severna Park Middle School

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Annabelle rehearses with the Severna Park Middle School chorus. This is Annabelle’s 2nd chorus concert. She accompanied for Belvedere Elementary in 2014.

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Annabelle plays “Set Down Servant” for the chorus while I turn her pages.

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Colleen prepares to accompany for the Severna Park Middle School chorus. In rehearsal she accompanied the chorus in “Peter Piper”.

Congratulations Annabelle!

This week Annabelle played her first professional gig for the Belvedere Elementary School Spring Chorus Concert. She has been working on the pieces all semester and performed beautifully for the concerts! Annabelle had studied piano with me for 5 years and is a 6th grader at Severna Park Middle She is so far, the youngest student I’ve ever had professionally accompany a chorus!

She played:

  • Gloria Allelua
  • All Through the Night
  • Duct Tape
  • Rattlin’ Bog

Great Job Annabelle! Congratulations!

Annabelle rehearses for the Chorus teacher.

Annabelle rehearses with the Chorus teacher.

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Annabelle plays for the 2:00pm school assembly.

Annabelle plays for the 2:00pm school assembly.

Here, she plays for the evening performance for the parents.

Here, she plays for the evening performance for the parents and families of the 4th & 5th grade chorus.