Upcoming Dates: Auditions and Registration

Holy cow! What happened to summer?? It’s hard to believe that it’s already the first week of August and everyone is gearing up for back-to-school! And with back-to-school, there’s also back-to-choir– we are very excited to see everyone’s smiling faces and hear the beautiful voices :)

We’ve got upcoming auditions and REGISTRATION!

Auditions:

Chamber Choir: These auditions are for any singer who is entering high school and has NOT previously been in Chamber Choir (Singers looking to move up from Children’s Choir 2) and any NEW-TO-HVCC singers who are in high school. Current Chamber Choir singers need not audition. Please note the audition time below.

Preparatory Choir, Children’s Choir 1, Children’s Choir 2: These auditions are for NEW-TO-HVCC singers (tell any of your friends who might be interested in joining!!) and any current singers who are looking to move up to the next choir who DID NOT audition in June. Current singers who do NOT need to change choirs need not audition. Please note the audition time below.

Chamber Choir August 24th 6:30pm-8:00pm
Preparatory Choir, Children’s Choir 1, Children’s Choir 2 August 25th 3:30pm-5:00pm

Registration:

The registration process this year will be quite different from anything we’ve ever done! We are holding an open-house, come-when-you-can registration. Registration will take place on Saturday, August 29th from 11:00am-1:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Ed Hall (the room where Prep and CH1 choirs rehearse). Registration is REQUIRED for all new and returning singers. If your singer would like to participate in HVCC, you MUST attend registration. The registration process will go something like this:

You will be greeted and pick up a schedule, a volunteer form, and a pre-filled out registration form, on which you will verify that all the information is current and correct. Then you will be directed to your choir coordinator(s) where they will introduce themselves and discuss anything about their choir that they need to say and answer any questions that you may have about your particular choir. You’ll then be directed to our volunteer coordinator who will explain everything you need to know about volunteering and they will direct you to whichever volunteer jobs you may be interested in signing up for (some volunteer jobs are available as first-come-first-serve, like providing a dessert for the senior event, ushering a concert, distributing posters, so if one of those jobs appeals to you, definitely be there toward the beginning of the registration time frame.). You will also have the opportunity to speak to the various coordinators of the different fundraisers to learn about said fundraisers, if you’re interested in fundraising. You’ll then be directed to Uniforms, where you can find out about what uniform pieces you’ll need, when the uniform measurement schedules are, and the ordering process. After uniforms, you’ll spend sometime with your choir director, who will introduce themselves and discuss anything exciting that may be happening with your choir this coming year. Finally, you’ll be directed to Jean, our Business Manager, who will take your registration form, tuition payment, confirm you’ve signed up for at least one volunteer job, and answer any remaining questions that you may have. It sounds like a lengthy process, but in total it should only take 15-20 minutes, depending on how much time you spend at each station.

If you have any questions regarding auditions, registration, or anything else HVCC related, please email us at: hvccoffice@gmail.com

HVCC Alumni to Perform in Corvallis!

We hope everyone is having a great summer and are staying cool! We are excited to let everyone know about a upcoming concert that Rachel Mast, one of our very own alumni, is putting on! See below for all the details!!

Recital2015Corvallis native Rachel Mast is returning to her roots to share music with the community that shaped her after several years away. A 2009 graduate of CVHS, she continued her education at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana and received her BA in Music in 2014. She is currently studying to receive her Masters of Music in Voice Performance at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. The young mezzo-soprano traveled to Napa, California earlier this summer to perform Nicklausse in The Tales of Hoffmann at the Napa Music Festival. She will be presenting a recital of classical art song and arias on Thursday, July 16th at 7 pm. The recital will be held at First United Methodist Church (1165 NW Monroe Ave in Corvallis), open to the public, with a $5 suggested donation.

HVCC SUMMER CHOIR CAMP– Registration deadline EXTENDED!!

Summer Choir Camp

Haven’t had a chance to register for our upcoming Summer Choir Camp?? No worries! We’ve extended the registration date to June 9th, 2015!!

This summer we are offering a unique musical experience to children (3rd-5th grades as of Fall 2015) in our community. For one week singers will learn the secrets to beautiful singing through song games and vocal activities. Singers will also learn solfege, singing techniques, and rehearse several songs that they will perform together in a concert at the end of the week! There is NO other program like this in our area. Singers of ALL experience levels are welcome, but we have a 40 singer maximum. So, register today to ensure your singer is a part of HVCC’s Summer Choir Camp!

June 15th-19th, 2015 from 9:00am-11:30am at the First Presbyterian Church
Evening concert on June 19, 2015 (Time TBA)
$60 per singer, grades 3-5 (as of Fall 2015), 25 singer minimum, 40 singer maximum
Register TODAY, Forms are due by June 5, 2015 NOW June 9th, 2015!!

Registration forms can be downloaded here–> HVCC 2015 Summer Choir Camp Registration Form
Registration forms can either be completed and turned in to the office during office hours (listed in the upper right corner of our website) or mailed with payment to the HVCC office at:
260 SW Madison Ave., Ste#101, Corvallis, OR  97333

If you have any questions, please contact us at: hvccoffice@gmail.com

HVCC 2015 Beth Powell Memorial Concert

BP posterOur annual June concert is almost here! Come join us as we celebrate our graduating seniors in the name of our late alumni Beth Powell. It’s going to be a wonderful concert filled with new music, HVCC standards, such as Heaven Somewhere and On The Sunny Side Of The Street, and a fantastic Les Miserables Medley performed by our Children’s Choir 1, Children’s Choir 2, Festival Choir, and Chamber Choir. You don’t want to miss it!

Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 4:00pm at the Life Community Church

Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors (60+) and students (children and college students with ID)

Tickets can be purchased at Gracewinds Music, Sid Stevens Jewelers, and Custom Eyes of Albany. Tickets may also be purchased at the door, 1 hour prior to the concert.

Also, we have upcoming auditions for ALL of our choirs! So, if you know of any child in the 3rd through 8th grades who loves to sing, please let them know about us! Our auditions are on June 9th & 10th from 3:30pm-5:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church. You can learn more about our audition process HERE.

If you have any questions, please let us know at hvccoffice@gmail.com

Dine-Out Event at Buffalo Wild Wings in Corvallis TODAY

HVCC Buffalo Wild Wings Dine-Out April 2015We have a Dine-Out Event TODAY, Wednesday, April 22nd at Buffalo Wild Wings, located on 9th street. This event is ALL DAY, so come for lunch, dinner, drinks, dessert (eat-in or take-out) and ask everyone you know to help support HVCC (Family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, anyone. Just forward them this email or share it on Facebook!)! A flyer IS REQUIRED for HVCC to receive any credit, so make sure you bring one (find it HERE)!!! Either print the flyer at home or pick up a printed flyer at our office! Thanks for your support!!

HVCC 2015 Summer Choir Camp

Summer Choir CampThis summer we are offering a unique musical experience to children (3rd-5th grades as of Fall 2015) in our community. For one week singers will learn the secrets to beautiful singing through song games and vocal activities. Singers will also learn solfege, singing techniques, and rehearse several songs that they will perform together in a concert at the end of the week! There is NO other program like this in our area. Singers of ALL experience levels are welcome, but we have a 40 singer maximum. So, register today to ensure your singer is a part of HVCC’s Summer Choir Camp!

June 15th-19th, 2015 from 9:00am-11:30am at the First Presbyterian Church
Evening concert on June 19, 2015 (call time TBA)
$60 per singer, grades 3-5 (as of Fall 2015), 25 singer minimum, 40 singer maximum
Registration begins March 18, 2015, Forms are due by June 5, 2015

Registration forms can be downloaded here–> HVCC 2015 Summer Choir Camp Registration Form
Registration forms can either be completed and turned in to the office during office hours (listed in the upper right corner of our website) or mailed with payment to the HVCC office at:
260 SW Madison Ave., Ste#101, Corvallis, OR  97333

If you have any questions, please contact us at: hvccoffice@gmail.com

HVCC 2015 Spring Concert

spring concert posterSpring has sprung in the Willamette Valley and our Spring Concert is almost here! It’s going to be a wonderful concert filled with new music and HVCC standards, such as The Storm Is Passing Over, Song For the Mira, and Cape Breton Lullaby. All FIVE of our choirs are performing and will be such a treat to see and hear. You don’t want to miss it!

Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 7:00pm at the First United Methodist Church

Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors (60+) and students (children and college students with ID)

Tickets can be purchased at Gracewinds Music, Sid Stevens Jewelers, and Custom Eyes of Albany. Tickets may also be purchased at the door, 1 hour prior to the concert.

Also, we have upcoming auditions for ALL of our choirs! So, if you know of any child in the 2nd through 12th grades who loves to sing, please let them know about us! Our auditions are on March 10th from 4:00pm-5:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church. You can learn more about our audition process HERE.

If you have any questions, please let us know at hvccoffice@gmail.com