Everyone gets bored. This is part of Music Authority's performance principal - if you continue to only take private lessons, chances are, you will get bored with music and move on. The human brain enjoys a challenge; it needs stimulation.
Each year, Music Authority does an overhaul on a certain number of programs. This year, we're working on Uke, Piano, and Bass levels. We're reinventing some of our summer camps for 2020 (don't worry, nothing's going away, but we're adding exciting new options). Each season we do something a bit different with our Rock Ensembles.
We are also reinventing our adult choir program. In the last few months, adult lessons programs have boomed. We added Origins, an adult rock band, and have four groups signed up for our adult summer program, performing on July 27. It seemed like a good time to do some innovation to our choir, as well.
The adult choir, first known as The Forsyth Community Chorale and then later named Bel Canto Singers, had been a part of Music Authority since March of 2005. It had gone from a non-audition large choir to a smaller, audition only group. Performing traditional choral music, it filled a need in the Music Authority community for 14 years.
Each version of the choir had it's time and purpose. Each version of the choir was loved.
But as in anything musical, the time for re-invention and invigoration is necessary.
I'm so excited to be breathing new life into a group that has been so important in my own life. The choir had it's wins and it had it's tough times; every time we get a face-lift, we're able to make a stronger program. I'll be spending the next few weeks honing the vision of a top caliber vocal group, made up of adults, that will continue to honor the 14 year legacy, but will better fit Music Authority's contemporary musical feel.
The singers over the past 14 years have all left their mark on Music Authority, bringing us Christmas musicals, Spring Show performances, and a lot of laughter and joy. I hope to honor the legacy they have left behind with the new ensemble this fall.
In doing this, I've had to ask - does it fit the programming at Music Authority? Does it hold the values that Music Authority believes in - family and contemporary music? Does it complement the rest of our programming in a way that is harmonious?
If you're an adult musician, I'd encourage you to do some reinvention, yourself. Have you always wanted to play guitar instead of piano? Take a few lessons! Sign up for singing lessons and be a part of the fall show! Or join Origins this fall and be part of an adult band!
If we don't re-invent ourselves from time to time, we'll grow complacent, bored, and surly. What can you do to innovate yourself?
The Most Important Pedal a Guitarist (or Bassist) Owns
No one likes to listen to an out of tune guitar. That's why the Boss TU-3 is the most important piece of gear any guitarist (or bassist) can own. We keep these pedals on all our performance pedal boards - and so should you!
Pick one up today at Music Authority!
Rock Camp, Set Sail
There is still limited space available in Rock Camp, Set Sail.
July 8-12, 2019
Call Music Authority for more information at 770-886-9066
The Longest Day
Saturday, June 22 in The Backroom at Music Authority
Music Authority supports The Longest Day - an awareness and fund raising effort by The Alzheimer's Association to help fight Alzheimer's.
We'll be playing music all day long - please stop by and toss some money in the bucket. All proceeds will go to the Alzheimer's Association.
At 7pm we will have a concert featuring Music Authority's Eclipse, Beauty School, and Teacher Band. Tickets are a donation - whatever you feel is appropriate.