People ask me all the time, how it is that I can work all year on a project that only lasts one day. Well, there is actually a ton of work that goes on behind the scenes when you are coordinating a global event like World Singing Day coming up on Saturday, October 20, 2018. This year, I've had the pleasure of working with an incredible team of people all over the world. My days have been filled with emails and texts and skype sessions and my heart has been filled with gratitude for each of these fabulous people. Let me introduce you to them.
Scott Johnson is the founder of World Singing Day.
Peter Sharp is the founder of The Liberators and has helped us spread WSD around the globe this year.
Sue Ross is the founder and director of Choirs4Kids and Vivid Voices singing groups in Australia. This year, she started the WSD Australia website and helped coordinate events all over Australia.
Christos Pantazis is the co-founder of Oxygenna and the creator of our amazing World Singing Day website.
Sridhar Ranganathan is the CEO and founder of the Shankar Mahadavan Academy, Cloodon, Meghshala & Shrenis. Sridhar has been a WSD board member since the very beginning.
Paul Andrews is the founder of The Bridge Studios. Paul helped us record and master the 2018 Song of the Year, Ode to Song.
Jeff & Paige are some of Boulder’s favorite kids musicians and eco-educators. This year, they will be kicking-off our Sing Along Boulder Festival at the epicenter of World Singing Day.
These people are making a difference in a big way. The work they are doing fosters love and kindness in our world and for that I am truly thankful.
I hope you will join this year’s World Singing Day social music initiative. Learn more here.
World Singing Day is coming up soon on the 20th of October. This day is not about performing or how good you can sing, but rather it’s about experiencing the joy of singing and connecting with others in your community and creating a little more peace and harmony in the world.
It can be as simple as singing with friends and family in your home, to singing with people in your community in a public space.
Join the global event as a basic participant, a global singer, an event organizer, or a helper, whatever you feel comfortable.
Hope to see you singing together with your friends, family in your community on October 20 AND STAY ENTHUSIC OUT THERE!
Calling all humans!* (*Don't worry if you can't sing.)
No audition, no solos, no sheet music, no worries…just fun!
ONE SONG SING-ALONG
Saturday, October 20, 2018
6:30 p.m. Check-in
7:00 p.m. One Song Sing-along begins
8:30 p.m. You're already heading home with a sizeable grin
This event is all about the camaraderie, the atmosphere and the music. After 60 minutes of crazy learning, we will put 3 part harmony together for the song “This is Me!” from The Greatest Showman, perform it twice and immortalize it in a video so others can see and feel our enthusiasm forever.
I'm thrilled to be working alongside
Scott Johnson (founder of World Singing Day)
& Mark Oblinger (Jumpin' Jazz Kids & Firefall)
for this new pop-up choir event as part of the
Sing Along Boulder Festival,
celebrating World Singing Day.
Don't miss the public sing-along, Sing Along Boulder,
down on Pearl Street that same day
from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
If you’ve heard of Choir!Choir!Choir! in Canada or PubChoir in Australia, you already know
how much fun this event is going to be. If you've never heard of a pop-up choir, it looks something like this!
From libraries to classrooms, I had incredible music adventures with wonderful children this summer! Things kicked off with my week of classes at the wonderful Creation Station in Longmont. I had the pleasure of working with over 40 children ages 4-13. We sang. We danced. We composed. We played instruments and worked as a musical team. Watching their faces when they felt the vibrations of the autoharp or when they were attempting to memorize a tricky lyric line brought a smile to my face and joy into my heart. It really was a wonderful week. Thank you to the City of Longmont & Recreation/Golf Services for bringing me in to such a beautiful space. The Creation Station is such a little gem! Thank you Longmont families. I hope to see you all again next year!
And I had such fun visiting libraries and schools along the Front Range. Thank you to the fabulous children's librarians who brought me in to share music at the Erie Library, Hudson Library, Sam Gary Library, Schlessman Library, Carbon Valley Library & the Longmont Library. And the teachers who brought me in to share music at Eagle Crest, Bacon, Dunn & Rocky Mountain elementary schools. I loved every minute!
Interested in bringing me to YOUR school or library? Learn more about my programs here.
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