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July 19, 2006

Gospel for Teens Auditions

Filed under: Gospel for Teens News — Deborah Singletary @ 2:47 pm

Audition Dates
Saturday, September 24, 1 -3 p.m.
Friday, September 30, 6 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 1, 1 – 3 p.m.

Mama Foundation for the Arts
149 West 126th Street
(Between Lenox & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.)
New York, NY 10027

To prepare for auditions select one or two traditional gospel standards (i.e., "His Eye is on the Sparrow," "Yes, Jesus Loves Me") to sing a cappella. Free scholarship classes (11-week cycle) Take place on Saturdaysm starting October 8 to December 3. Passing the music on from generation to generation! Selected participants will learn music history and vocal techniques such as placement, breathing, harmony, pitch and control. Students will be encouraged to discover their personal artistic talent and expressions and build self confidence on stage and off. Gospel is an art form. We will celebrate the art and learn to sing from our hearts. Participants will learn a repertoire of gospel songs in preparation for the end of semester performances.

Vy Higginsen
Executive Director

Dr. Emily "Cissy" Houston
Artistic Consultant

"I'm on a mission to share the musical art forms of African-Americans that are a foundation for much of today's music. It is a privilege and a pleasure to pass this music on to teenagers. Singing gospel music is motivational and inspiring whether in church or out."

—Vy Higginsen
Executive Director
The Mama Foundation for the Arts

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