Magnificat is pleased to announce the 2018-19 launch of the "Magnifi-Pops". This opportunity has been made possible through a new partnership with The Music Settlement of Cleveland. String, woodwind, and brass students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate in this orchestra, which will be directed by Marsha Croskey Kincade, a music educator currently pursuing a PhD in music education at Case Western Reserve University. Ms. Kincade holds a Bachelor of Music in music education from Youngstown State University and a Master of Music in comprehensive music education from Bowling Green State University. In addition to having experience teaching private lessons and directing high school and middle school bands she has served as the graduate teaching assistant for the Case University Circle Symphony Orchestra and the Case Camerata Chamber Orchestra.
The Magnifi-Pops will meet every Tuesday and Thursday morning before school from 7:30-8:15. Students participating for the full year are eligible to earn 0.50 Performing Arts credit. The group will focus on providing a positive environment for students to build and strengthen skills as musicians through rehearsing and performing a variety of genres of music. Specifically, instruction will be focused on reinforcing and improving technical skills, sight reading skills, and musicianship in a group context. Music choices will be influenced by student interest and the abilities of the ensemble, but could include a mix of genres including pop, rock, jazz, musical theater standards, and popular classical repertoire. The group will perform periodically during the year to showcase the work of the students and as a service to the community. If your daughter is interested in being a part of this group, please contact Magnificat's Director of Performing Arts, Mr. Dale Van Niel, firstname.lastname@example.org, by July 31.
The Music Settlement is a 106-year old nonprofit arts organization that provides early childhood education, music instruction, and music therapy to people of all ages and levels of experience in Northeast Ohio. The mission of The Music Settlement is to create an inclusive community where artistic expression belongs to everyone by serving those who seek personal growth through the arts. Campuses include University Circle, Ohio City, and the BOP STOP, a live-music and education venue in Ohio City.