– Jean Ney, President, Kansas Music Educators Assoc.
m-pact brings years of professional experience in the entertainment industry to the class room. With six college careers dedicated to music and music education, m-pact teaches at summer camps and adjudicates vocal jazz and choral festivals around the world. Sharing a natural affinity for inspiring others, m-pact has been a hit headliner of jazz festivals and music educator conventions, such as IAJE/JEN, MENC, ACDA, and many state Music Educator Association conferences. m-pact offers artist-in-residency programs for school or community choral directors and their ensembles. There are currently four components to m-pact’s curriculum:
A “meet-&-greet the artist” forum, blending brief performance, general history, and individual introductions into a Q-&-A session about m-pact’s music and experience; master classes raise overall community/school music appreciation while energizing choral program participation and increasing membership.
Personalized, detail-oriented instruction and hands-on adjudication of host group repertoire and current musical projects in preparation for events and festivals. Typically these events are focused on working with and encouraging the host group rather than on m-pact performance, so m-pact's singing will be minimal and only for the purpose of demonstration.
Selected instructional performances and follow-up discussions designed to target musical and/or non-musical topics needed by and appropriate for your school or community group:
Style & interpretation
Finding one’s voice
And many others…
Shared concerts featuring host community or school ensembles and headlined by m-pact. These concerts promote music program support by the greater community. Ticket sale income by students and/or choir members subsidizes other additional m-pact educational program components.
m-pact’s artist-in-residency programs involve any or all of these four components, and duration may range from single-day appearances to an intensive, week-long “music-camp-on-wheels,” all of which are tailor made for host group or school educational needs.