2020-21: Variations on a Theme
The unprecedented times we are living in have challenged us to restructure what a year of Nashville Notes looks like. Many things have influenced us in our decisions - venue limitations, financial wellbeing of the organization, scientists focused on the effects of singing and playing musical instruments, local regulations, etc. We've considered how these limitations would work in an organization that is group based, multiple ages, and family oriented. The Variations on a Theme plan has been painfully thought out and planned by our directors, admin staff, and board of directors.
At this writing, we have completed the first semester and we have much to be thankful for! God met us where we're at, answered countless prayers, and we finished the first semester strong! You can expect the spring semester to continue to look very similar to the fall semester. Intermediate Theory and Advanced Recorders will continue with no changes to their structure. Choir will divide into men's and women's choirs. Bands' focus will shift from private lessons to full rehearsals. The semester will run for a full 15 weeks (like a normal year!) Feb 2 - May 11.
PRELUDE DIVISION - no change here yet.
This is the heartbreaking one. After thoroughly exploring every possibility, it was decided that even if there was another possible location, every scenario leads to a sad ensemble musical experience, which would likely scar a young person’s idea of what it means to create music in community. We would rather keep their happy musical ensemble memory in tact, looking forward to the day when we can resume those activities. However, a class is a different look entirely. Pastor Bob will be offering virtual Music Foundation classes much like how last year ended. You can find out more about that by emailing him.
CORE AND UPPER DIVISION
The current ensembles offered:
There are no IMT classes (Integrated Musicianship & Theory) for the full 2020-21 year.
Our "theme" this year is all about making lemonade out of lemons!