Saturday, July 28, 2018

Open Call

I don’t often resort to outright copy-and-paste but this event looks like a lot of fun and they are trying to get it together on rather short notice. Please share if you know anyone who might be interested.

From the Downtown Columbia Facebook page:

Announcing a special opportunity to participate in a performance workshop THIS SUNDAY with Sophia Brous, one of this year’s Merriweather District Artists In Residence.


No training needed!!

The inaugural Merriweather District Artists in Residence Program is calling out to the community of Columbia and surrounds to be a part of an open-call Performance Workshop this coming weekend July 29th with inaugural MDAir artist in resident artist, Australian/New York-based musician, inter-disciplinary performer, composer and artistic director Sophia Brous.

They need you!!

For her July 2018 artist residence, Brous will create a major, large-scale choral work for hundreds of voices, to-be-performed as a part of the OPUS 1 Merriweather Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in October 2018.

To do so, the Merriweather District is calling out to community participants of all ages and vocal ranges, skills and background to participate in this exciting major new project.

No training needed!! In fact, untrained voices are welcomed! Participants can be untrained and at any level.

The Howard Hughes Corporation and Merriweather District are putting out a quick response call for individuals to take part in an afternoon vocal workshop exploring different techniques, fun exercises and activities.

Please email SOPHIA@BROUS.COM.AU and register for the workshop on 29 July.


Sunday 29 July  - 2 p.m. to around 5 p.m.
We'll have some snacks and drinks available from 1:30 p.m. if folks would like to come early and meet, have a bite etc before we get started. Please join us!

Two Merriweather Building
5th floor Artists in Residence Space
10980 Grantchester Way
Columbia, MD 21044

(Park in the adjacent lot and enter via the building with the green and blue exterior design, then
go to level 5 via the lobby elevator.)

Wear: comfortable clothes.
Bring: water bottle.

IMPORTANT: The more the merrier! We'd love as many people as possible to participate so please spread the word!!! Again this is NOT for specifically trained singers, though you are also very welcome and will be engaged by the workshop, so all people of age, experience and background are welcome!


Learn more about the MDAir program here:

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