Free concert tickets while they last

Mrs. Zenkova, mother of one of our 2015 graduates, has a few free tickets to the Phoenix Symphony and Phoenix Youth Symphony side-by-side concert on Sunday, 3pm.  Mrs. Wilkison and I decided that this concert will qualify for review.

If you’d like tickets to this fine event, you will need to call Mrs. Zenkova’s cell phone.  Email me with “Phoenix tickets” in the reference line.  I’ll send her number to you, first come, first served.

Program includes music by Humperdinck, Boccherini, Mendelssohn, and Tchaikovsky.

Music is essential to the liberal arts

Tempe Preparatory Academy is a “liberal arts” academy and music is an essential part of the liberal arts.  As author and aesthetician Peter Kalkavage states:

Why should young people study music? … Music has a central place in the lives of young people. For many, music is their life. Teaching music to the young is therefore much more than conveying historical information and technical facts, or helping students develop their musical talent. It is more than the effort to make them competent and aesthetically refined. In getting young people to engage in a serious study of music, we are giving them an opportunity to know themselves better by becoming more precisely aware of the amazing power that music has over them. Also … we are giving them an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the natural world—and of our connection to it—by becoming more aware of the mathematical order that underlies music.

Read the whole article here.

Thanks to Mrs. Wilkison for finding this excellent essay for us!

Bus Permission and Concert Information

Parents of 7th and 8th grade students, find the bus permission form here.  A signed form is required for students to ride the bus to the required tech rehearsal the morning of Tuesday, March 22.

The form also includes information about the concert, concert attire, cast calls, and parent monitors.

Return the form to the student’s teacher.

Order your My Fair Lady cast t-shirt by Wednesday

If you are in the cast of My Fair Lady, or if you would like to purchase a cast T-Shirt, go here before Wednesday night!  The form takes less than 5 minutes to complete.  We have to have your size so we know to order it.

Payment for non-cast members is due when the shirts are distributed.  Payment must be by check.  Specifics are on the form.