Registration for 2020-2021 will open on June 1st. Stay tuned!
One More Week!
You will receive one more week of online lessons and Zoom meetings. Thank you all for your dedication to our choirs during this time.
We are overhauling our music library in order to make it more accessible for our choir directors. We need a few volunteers willing to scan one copy of each piece of music and share the PDF to our Google folder for PDFs. Volunteers will need to be able to place a scanner app on their phone and will be given access to the music library Google folder. The process is fairly simple with a little bit of training (which can be done over the phone, email, or Zoom). Music packets can be porch dropped or mailed. Please email Minda at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in helping. Thanks!
To Find Weekly Online Materials
We have added a new (and hopefully easier) way to access the weekly online materials. Simply follow these directions.:
- Type in our website address: https://centralokhomeschoolchoirs.com/
- Find the words “Member Corner” on the top menu area and hover your mouse.
- Find the words “Weekly Online Lessons & Materials” under that menu, then a sub menu should appear to the right.
- Move your mouse to the right and scroll down to the option you want (example: Week 2) and click.
- Enter the password. (Same password as the last 2 weeks.) Email email@example.com if you need it resent.)
Note: The new week’s materials will be available by each Monday at 9:00 am.
Door Prize Winner
Congratulations to Collin Slegers from Edmond Illuminati! Collin wins the door prize this week for the Zoom meetings. Collin, your prize will go out in the mail today!
Joy Cavett Edmond & OKC Locations Principio & Bella Voce
Have you lived anywhere else besides your current town? I am a life-long resident of Oklahoma City. Even my college was only 5 miles from my childhood home.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would LOVE to become proficient at guitar. I took lessons several years ago, but I haven’t made time to practice.
Most adventurous place you’ve traveled to:
Oaxaca, Mexico as a dance exchange student when I was 17. We rode the train from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico to Oaxaca with a day layover in Mexico City.
NYC by myself in college. I stayed with a friend’s family in the Bronx. This was before cell-phones and every evening when I returned to the subway station, I had to page my friend’s family to come walk me back to their apartment. They didn’t feel safe with me walking alone. Great fun and incredibly memorable!
Favorite family vacation: An amazing Hawaii family vacation with my in-laws. I will never forget it!
What is something you learned in the last week? How to make refried beans from scratch. They are cooking as I write this .
What is the one thing you cannot resist? (food/dessert/candy/etc.) ICE CREAM!
I have too many favorites. My most recent favorite is Frozen 2. I love the storyline of Anna’s emotional development to an independent young woman.
What is your favorite thing to do? I love to read, sew, cook for my family, and just sit at the piano and play and sing hymns.
Favorite composer or musical performer:
Favorite composer or musical performer: This is SO very difficult to answer. Once again, it comes down to genre.
Performers: Opera/Classical – Renee Fleming, Cecilia Bartoli & Dawn Upshaw; Broadway – former classmates Kristen Chenoweth and Kelly O’Hara (I was book-ended by both during my collegiate years); Christian Contemporary – Lauren Daigle; Contemporary Secular – Jewel (did you know she was classically trained at Peabody Conservatory and sings an opera aria as one of her concert encore selections?); Classical Instrumental – Joshua Bell, I will NEVER forget watching him perform for OKC Civic Music Club when I was a young teen and he was just emerging into the performing circuit. He was and still is AMAZING!
Composers – Handel, Mozart, Chopin, Faure, Gershwin, John Duke, Libby Larsen………..
Well, as in everything else, I have many favorites and can’t just choose one, but I haven’t read many things for myself (outside of Bible study) since I began homeschooling in 2015. All time favorites would have to include the Chronicles of Narnia and Madeline L’Engle’s Wrinkle in Time series. My most recent favorite youth fiction would be Cythia Voigt’s Mister Max series.
You’re hosting a dinner party. Who are the 3 people, living or dead, who you would invite and why?
My grandfather, he was my father figure until his death when I was days from turning 14. I miss him and would love the opportunity to talk and get his advice on life.
Richard Darby, my music theater teacher, I would love to be able to thank him for all the incredible learning experiences he provided and share how much he impacted music and theater education, not just through me, but through many of his students that continue his legacy.
I know this may seem really cheesy, but I would love to invite Jesus. I know I will have the opportunity to meet Him face to face, but I’d love to experience the human side of Him.
What’s the most interesting job you’ve ever had? Hmmmm, probably my short stint as a market-research survey caller, but maybe also a night-shift answering service receptionist.
Tell us something that might surprise us about you:
I’m pretty much an open book, so I’m not sure there is much about me that would be a surprise.
Maybe that I don’t like background music or extraneous noise (tv, podcasts, etc.). I enjoy the quiet opportunities that allow “God thought” opportunities.
Social Media Challenge
This next week I challenge you to post a pic of you with some choir friends!