UniSound Round Up

UniSound Round-Up

Find the perfect music programs for your child!

Have an event to be listed here? We’d love to hear about it! Please fill out our Round Up event form to submit your event or email our Program Coordinator, Emily Bovan, at emily@unisound.us.

*Listed in chronological order*

Performances

Pittsburgh Festival Opera- Opera in the Neighborhood Production of Rapunzel

July 9 at 12:00 pm

New Hazlett Theater (6 Allegheny Square E, Pittsburgh, PA 15212)

Adult $23, Children $8

July 11 at 2:00 pm

Schenley Plaza Tent (4100 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15260)

Adult $20, Children $5

Fabulous one-act opera in three scenes brings the timeless, magical fairy tale of Rapunzel to life for audiences of all ages. Children who loved Tangled will appreciate its origin story. Parents, too! There will be a time after the show to talk and take pictures with the cast!

Richard Brooks (Music)

Harold Mason (Libretto)

Tru Verret-Fleming (Director)

Jaime Cohen (Music Director)

Rapunzel (Alicia Jayourba)

Witch (Kristin Pacelli)

Prince (Daniel Miller)

Balladeer (Shaun Klein)

Rapunzel

Jon Zellhart, J.R. Daniels, and Friends in Concert

Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 pm

Sacred Heart Church (310 Shady Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15206)

Free Admission.

http://jonzellhart.com/julyconcert/

Sweetwater Center for the Arts Stand With Ukraine Exhibition

Open now through July 22

200 Broad Street

Sewickley, PA 15143

Free admission but proceeds will be donated to the United Ukrainian American Relief Committee Inc.

On display now through July 22nd, this show features 10 different artists of Ukrainian descent. The work in the show ranges from oil paintings to pysanky eggs, to installation work. Proceeds from art sales will be donated to Ukrainian Humanitarian aid.

https://sweetwaterartcenter.org/exhibitions/stand-with-ukraine/

Sweetwater Center for the Arts- Monthly Artist Guild Meetings

First Wednesday of each month

7:00-8:00 PM

200 Broad Street

Sewickley, PA 15143

Free and open to the public

Wednesday, July 6th we will feature painter, children’s book artist, illustrator, and educator Stacy Innherst.

https://sweetwaterartcenter.org/july-artist-guild/

Jazz Workshop Inc. Jazz On The Steps

Wednesdays through July 27

4:30-6:00 PM

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Homewood Branch

7101 Hamilton Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Free and open to the public

Come out to the Jazz Workshop Inc.’s ever-popular Harold Young Jazz Workshop Inc.”JAZZ ON THE STEPS” 2022 summer series, starting Wednesday, June 1, and every Wednesday thereafter, for 8 weeks.

(Wednesday, July 6th there WILL NOT be a performance, due to the 4th of July celebrations. Concerts resume Wednesday, July 13th, 2022  through  July  27th,  2022).
There is a great lineup of notable regional virtuosic performers within the Pittsburgh music scene gracing the steps of the Homewood Branch Pittsburgh Carnegie Library.

2022 Jazz On The Steps Line Up:

June 1st  ~ Alto Saxophonist  Tony Campbell

June 8th  ~ Vocalist Bashir Ansari

June 15th  ~ Drummer  Roger Humphries

June 22th  ~ Guitarist  Eric Johnson

June 29th  ~ Miss Freddye’s Blues Band

July 6th  ~  [* No Concert Wednesday, July 6th]

July 13th   Percussionist  Hugo Cruz

July 20th  ~  Lee Robinson and Iska

July 27th ~ Alto Saxophonist  Dr. Jacqueline “Jaki” Young

JWI Ensemble

Trusting We Will See You There!!

www.jazzworkshopinc.org

Jazz Workshop Inc. 2022 Jazz On The Steps summer series is made possible by a grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation.

Sweetwater Center for the Arts Depicted in the Mud Exhibition

August 5 through September 2

200 Broad Street

Sewickley, PA 15143

Free and open to the public

Friday, August 5th we will have an opening reception for our next exhibition Depicted in the Mud. This exhibition will feature ceramic vessels and pottery that share messages and storytelling through surface treatment. The reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. and offer light food and refreshments.

https://sweetwaterartcenter.org/upcoming-exhibitions/

Pittsburgh Girls Choir- Summer Songfest

Tuesday, August 16

5:30-7:30pm

Shadyside Presbyterian Church

5121 Westminster Pl.

Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Free but registration required

Who: Girls entering 1st – 5th grades and their parents
Registration is free and open to PGC choristers, friends, and anyone who wants to find out more about PGC

What: Folksongs, dances, and games from various North American traditions, including Mexicano, Appalachian, African-American, Nova Scotian, and more!

5:30-6:30 For students: multicultural folksongs, games, and dances
5:30–6:00 For parents: information session about the Pittsburgh Girls Choir and Q and A
6:00–6:30 For parents: Observe a class
6:30–7:00 Students share favorite songs and dances with their parents.
7:00–7:30 Ice Cream Social for all

To register for this event, please fill out the form below! You will receive an email from a PGC staff member a couple of weeks before the event to confirm your participation and answer any questions about the event.

https://pittsburghgirlschoir.com/event/summer-songfest/

Music Classes and Summer Camps

Pittsburgh Music Academy Instrument Specific Group Classes

Available all Summer

Available for Violin, Viola, or Cello

Keep your motivation high by participating in group classes! Review and refine pieces, improve skills, and relish the camaraderie of like-minded learners. Ask about a discount if you can’t make all the classes!

www.pghma.com 

Practice Makes Perfect Music Studio Musical Theater Class

Weekly Beginning Saturday, July 2

Greensburgh and Connellsville locations

Children- Adults welcome

Price: $17 per class (financial assistance available)

These classes will focus on group numbers around a theme. Depending on enrollment, smaller groups will be worked masterclass style alongside one or two group numbers. No experience is necessary, but teens with theater experience are welcome!

https://pmpmusicstudio.com/musical-theater

Practice Makes Perfect Music Studio: Munchkins, Music, and Me and Toddler Tunes classes

Weekly

Ages 6 months-2 years old (Munchkins, Music, and Me)

Ages 2-4 years old (Toddler Tunes)

Charleroi, Lancaster, Greensburgh, and Connellsville locations

Price: $17 per class (financial assistance available)

Both of these classes are focused on getting the little ones exposed to music. Babies and children are drawn to music and listening to music sung by their caregivers strengthen the bond between the child and adult. Music also helps children recognize sounds and rhythm in words which helps improve literacy skills and auditory memory. For class, you will come in and sit on the carpet in a circle. We start with a welcome song where we learn everyone’s names. This song is the same every week to encourage the children and caregivers to have an established routine when we start music class. The next part of the class is our singing time. We will sing familiar songs and add some new songs as people get comfortable. Children are drawn to human voices and are even found to focus more on the familiar voices of their caregivers over other sounds and voices. Singing, talking, and making eye contact with your child encourages conversational skills, turn-taking in conversation, and tone and rhythm of voices. We use props such as egg shakers, tambourines, and rhythm sticks to encourage movement and rhythm as we sing songs. The little ones are especially drawn to the egg shakers. That is always a crowd favorite at each class. The next part of the class is focused on movement. We sing songs and do motions either sitting down or standing up such as Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes or Animal Freeze Dance. Depending on the developmental stage of each child some may not be able to crawl or walk yet, but every song and activity can be modified to fit every child and grownup.

https://pmpmusicstudio.com/munchkins-%26-toddler-class

Pittsburgh Music Academy Musikgarten

Weekly classes from July 13-August 17

PMA Greentree location

Family Music for Babies and Toddlers for ages newborn to 3 years old

Musical Adventures class for ages 3 to 5 years old

Price: $80-$100

Come play with us as we develop your child’s innate musical ability, listening skills, and sense of beat in a loving and nurturing environment! Musikgarten is a leader in the field of early childhood music education – meeting the developmental needs of each child while instilling a love for music that will last a lifetime. Tuition includes the book, cd, and digital downloads.

www.pghma.com

Pittsburgh Music Academy Collaborative Piano Workshop

July 24

2:00 PM

PMA East Church of the Redeemer (5700 Forbes Ave. Squirrel Hill)

Pianists who have achieved at least Suzuki book 2

Price: $50

Introduce studying pianists to the joy and excitement of playing with others in this afternoon masterclass and public performance! Each student will rehearse, be coached, and perform one or more movements of a prepared piano selection with a professional string ensemble. This experience is designed to be most beneficial to students with some previous performing experience and those who have achieved at least Suzuki book 2 level. Coaching is provided by Amaury Morales and Radiant Strings.

www.pghma.com

Pittsburgh Youth Chorus Pittsburgh Summer Singer’s Camp

August 1 – 5

 Pittsburgh Opera (2425 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222)

Ages 7-10

Price: $295 (Income-based sliding scale tuition available)

Early Bird Discount ends May 20

Our Summer Singers Day Camp in Pittsburgh is the perfect opportunity for young singers to learn the basics of music education and group singing in a fun environment. Campers do not need to have any prior music or singing experience to participate. During camp, they will learn from our talented music educators, make new friends, and fall in love with choral singing!

Camp Type: Day Camp (no overnight stays)

https://www.pittsburghyouthchorus.org/summer-camps

Pittsburgh Youth Chorus Grove City Summer Singers Camp

August 3 – 5

Pew Fine Arts Center at Grove City College (100 Campus Drive, Grove City, PA 16127)

Singers ages 7+

 Price: $180 (Income-based sliding scale tuition available)

Early Bird Discount ends May 20

Our Summer Singers Day Camp in Grove City is the perfect opportunity for young singers to learn the basics of music education and group singing in a fun environment. Campers do not need to have any prior music or singing experience to participate. During camp, they will learn from our talented music educators, make new friends, and fall in love with choral singing!

Dates: August 3-5, 2022

Times: 9 AM – 3 PM

Camp Type: Day Camp (no overnight stays)

https://www.pittsburghyouthchorus.org/summer-camps

Practice Makes Perfect Music Studio- The Singer’s Toolkit: A Vocal Workshop with Alex Swartz

Registration Deadline: August 3

August 4

8:00-9:00 PM

Virtual Class

Adult Singers

 Price: $22.99 (financial assistance available)

Join voice teacher and vocal coach Alex Swartz (she/her) for a virtual vocal workshop from the comfort of your own home. Alex will teach an adult vocal workshop for singers to work on technique and warmups all from the comfort of their own homes. You do need a Facebook page to access the class.

https://fb.me/e/3lWf8WCXp

Practice Makes Perfect Music Studio- Online Sound Healing with Gabby Miller

August 13

6:00 PM

Virtual Class

All are welcome

 Price: $26.99 (financial assistance available)

With the pace of our world today, it can seem like we’re always pushing aside the time to really connect with ourselves and honor our needs to recharge. And then there are all the different trends, opinions, and techniques out there on “how to relax”. It shouldn’t be so confusing or have to take hours! Through this meditation experience, you will discover some simple yet profound ways to add small moments of peace to your days that will give you the resilience to handle the obstacles life inevitably throws. Gabby Miller, our sound healer, will be taking you on a guided meditation journey to restore balance to your whole entire system. Sound healing will be included throughout the meditation to offer an even more enriching experience! There will also be chances to journal before and after the meditation to reflect on how you’re feeling or write anything you just need to get off your chest. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own journals/writing materials. Invite your friends, family members, or even a neighbor to join in on this freeing meditation experience. Balance and Recharge are the themes for this night to connect inward!

https://fb.me/e/24cAaCq9u

Pittsburgh Music Academy Concerto Workshop

Rehearsal- August 13

Performance- August 14

Unity Presbyterian Church Greentree

All ages and instruments are welcome

 Price: $80-$175

Realize the dream of performing your concerto with a professional AFM orchestra conducted by Jack Kurutz!

Soloist with orchestra:

Students who are prepared to perform a movement from a concerto with an orchestra will have a rehearsal on Saturday and will perform for the public on Sunday. On Saturday, the soloist will rehearse with a string quartet and the conductor. Specific times will be assigned based on the player’s availability. Participants are invited to observe all rehearsals but are only required to attend at the assigned time. The Sunday performance will be with a larger ensemble, including winds and brass if the score calls for those instruments and players are available. Pieces should be chosen from the standard literature.

Group Solos:

Students will perform the solo as a group accompanied by a professional orchestra. On Saturday, the group of players will rehearse with a string quartet and the conductor. Specific times will be assigned based on the player’s availability. Participants are invited to observe all rehearsals but are only required to attend at the assigned time. The Sunday performance will be with a larger ensemble, including winds and brass if the score calls for those instruments and players are available. If no other students register to play your student’s selection, you can choose to upgrade to the soloist experience (including applicable charges), perform the solo with a teacher, or withdraw without penalty.

We reserve the right to ensure that only those students who are well prepared perform on Sunday. The conductor will make the final decision.

Students who would like a 45-minute private coaching with the conductor can do so for an additional fee of $60. Coachings will be scheduled by appointment.

www.pghma.com 

Auditions and Registration

Pittsburgh Girls Choir Audition Day (6-12 grade)

July 12

4:00-8:00pm

Shadyside Presbyterian Church

5121 Westminster Pl. Pittsburgh PA, 15232

Girls entering grades 6-12 (Fall 2022) are invited to attend our upcoming audition day!
We believe that every girl can learn to sing and do not reject anyone. The purpose of the audition is to help us place each girl in the choir which will enable her to thrive.

*Who is eligible to audition? Any girl entering grades 6-12 with a treble singing voice*

We ask that at least one parent is present for this meeting. This provides an opportunity for both student and parent to get to know the teacher and to find out more about Pittsburgh Girls Choir. Following the meeting, the student will be placed in either our Via choir (grades 6-8) or Concentio Choir (grades 8-12). Please visit our registration page to register for the 2022/2023 season after the audition! If you can’t make July 12 please contact Kathryn Barnard, Artistic Director at kathryn@pghchoralarts.org for an appointment.

Choral Placement Preparation
6th – 8th Grade Girls will be asked the following:

Sing a simple warm-up exercise (will be taught at the audition)
Sing a favorite song of her choice, or choose from the following:
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Wizard of Oz)
Feed the Birds (Mary Poppins)
The Hills are Alive (Sound of Music)
Favorite Things (Sound of Music)
A hymn
Any folk song (can be from any country or culture)
Sing “Are You Sleeping” (or “Frère Jacques”)

9th – 12th Grade Girls: Because of the advanced level of difficulty, Concentio membership requires previous choral and /or vocal training. Girls in high school who have no previous experience will need to spend a preparatory year in Via.

Sing a simple warm-up exercise (will be taught at the audition)
Sing a favorite song of her choice, or choose from the following:
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Wizard of Oz)
Feed the Birds (Mary Poppins)
The Hills are Alive (Sound of Music)
Favorite Things (Sound of Music)
A hymn
Any folk song (can be from any country or culture)
Sing “Are You Sleeping” (or “Frère Jacques”)
Sight-read both rhythmic and melodic patterns. This will show the teacher what she knows about musical literacy. A student has to have some reading ability in order to participate in Concentio

Sign up for an audition time here: https://pittsburghgirlschoir.com/join-pgc/audition/

Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras 2022-23 Season Registration

Ages 8-18

It’s not too late to join us for the 2022-23 season! Check our website for open spots in Percussion Ensemble, Symphonette, Wind Symphony, and Young Peoples Orchestra (ages 12-18). We also have a brand new offering this season, Tutti Strings, an ensemble for any young violin, viola, cello, bass, or harp player (ages 8-12) with at least a year of playing experience. For all the details, visit: trypo.org

Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras- Youth Chamber Connection and TRYPOsphere

Youth Chamber Connection Registration – Offering chamber music education, enrichment, and community service opportunities for beginner to advanced small ensembles such as quartets and quintets, ages 8-19. Get more details and sign up for registration info for the 2022-23 season: youthchamberconnection.org

TRYPOsphere Registration – A series of classes designed to strengthen musical and media arts skills while having a blast with other like-minded musicians. For musicians ages 12-19 interested in growing their musical knowledge and improving performance skills in areas such as conducting, music theory, and composition. Get more details and sign up for registration info for the 2022-23 season: trypo.org/tryposphere

Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh 2022-23 Season Auditions

Grades 9-12

Virtual auditions accepted May 15 – August 15, 2022

We invite all students from grades 9-12 to audition for the Junior Mendelssohn Choir’s 2022-2023 season!

All auditions this season will be virtual. These auditions will be evaluated on a rolling basis from May 15-August 15.

All interested students should fill out an audition form, which is available on the JMCP website.

Students should:

  • Record themselves singing a vocal solo of their choice (preferably a classical selection), either a capella or with piano accompaniment. Nothing that requires belting.
  • Their choral part from “Cast thy Burden upon the Lord” from Elijah (PDF available on JMCP website).
  • Upload this video to an unlisted YouTube link.
  • E-mail it to: jmcpauditions@themendelssohn.org

https://www.themendelssohn.org/junior-mendelssohn/auditions-rehearsal-performance-schedule/

Pittsburgh Youth Chorus 2022-2023 Program Registration

Now accepting new singers in
grades 1-12 for the 2022-2023 school year

Free placement sessions are required for singers new to PYC in grades 3+.

Upcoming Placement Sessions:
June 12 at 2:00 PM (Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Downtown Pittsburgh)
July 10 at 2:00 PM (Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Downtown Pittsburgh)
July 29 at 3:00 PM (Venue TBA)
August 5 at 2:00 PM (Pew Fine Arts Center at Grove City College)
August 5 at 2:00 PM (Pittsburgh Opera Building in Pittsburgh's Strip District)

https://www.pittsburghyouthchorus.org/how-to-join

Pittsburgh Girls Choir Open Class (1-5 grade choral placements)

August 30

6:00-7:00pm

Shadyside Presbyterian Church

5121 Westminster Pl. Pittsburgh PA, 15232

Free but registration is required

Girls entering 1st-5th grade (Fall 2022) are invited to attend PGC’s open class!
In lieu of an audition, singers in 1st-5th grade who are interested in joining PGC should plan to come to our Open Class event. This experience will allow each singer to get to know the artistic directors in a low-pressure, large-group setting. It will also help the directors place each singer in the appropriate choir for the 2022/2023 season.

Following the Open Class event, please visit our registration page to register for the 2022/2023 season!

Sign up for the Open Class event today by submitting the form below!

https://pittsburghgirlschoir.com/event/open-class-1st-5th-grade/

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