2014 Winter Student Concert
Here is our 2014 Winter Student Concert!
March 1, 2014
ABOUT THE CHAPTER
What is the Student Chapter?
We are a chapter under the Contra Costa Performing Arts Society, open to 6th to 12th grade classical musicians who are looking for performance opportunities and musical activities. The Student Chapter is very similar to a music club -- but for student musicians. We arrange and organize workshops on various topics (such as applying to music colleges, music camps, recording at home and more), field trips (to various musical performances), opportunities for community service (mainly senior home tours that occur year-round), and plenty of performance opportunities (bi-annual Student Concert, informal Student Concerts, etc). Our activities are tailored to inform and entertain musicians at a younger age so we have plenty of informal events such as informal concerts, movie nights, and kick-off/orientation parties. All our performances, meetings, and activities happen in the Bay Area.
Is there a big time commitment for members?
It’s totally up to you, we want you to participate in as many events as possible! However, we do understand that as teenagers, we can be very busy juggling school, family, and other extracurriculars. None of our events are mandatory.
How do members stay connected and updated?
We have a Facebook page that members can like in order to share and exchange information, pictures, questions, or even upcoming concerts! The address is as follows:
There are also monthly e-mails with updates and events and our formal website is:
MEMBERSHIP/HOW TO JOIN
How can I join the CCPAS Student Chapter?
Our pdf application is available online at http://www.ccpas.org/Students/student-chapter-announcement, at the bottom of the page. Print it out, fill it in, then mail it in along with a $15 application fee.
Who can join?
The Student Chapter is open to student classical musicians from the 6th to 12th grade.
I’m a vocalist. Can I join the Student Chapter?
Absolutely! Vocalists are welcome to join.
Do I have to be a member to participate?
Non-members are free to join the chapter for one event (a workshop, a retirement home performance, a field trip, etc), but must be registered as a member in order to join a second event. For the student concert, there is a $15 fee unless your teacher is a member of the PAS or you are a member of the Student Chapter.
EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES
How do I sign up for events?
At the head of every month the council will send out an email to all chapter members outlining the planned events for the month. This usually ranges from 1-3 events per month. Members sign up by either a) replying to the email itself or b) sending an email to the organizer’s email, if the address is mentioned and the email says to do so.
Is there a minimum of events I must attend to be a member?
The requirement is that each member attend at least one event a year to remain in the chapter.
What performance opportunities are there?
We hold retirement home performances each month, which are much more casual than the formal student concert. Music memorization is not required at retirement homes. We also hold bi-annual student concerts which are a formal performance opportunity.
CCPAS Student Event Videos
We hope everyone has had a very enjoyable summer break! Here are some exciting events that we have planned for the month of September:
Winter Student Concert
Piano Accompanist Registry
Student Chapter Announcement
COME JOIN THE NEW CCPAS STUDENT CHAPTER!
Calling classical instrumentalists and vocalists, ages 11-18, Grades 6-12!
Want to be part of a regional music organization and meet other student musicians? Then come join the new Student Chapter of the Contra Costa Performing Arts Society, a non-profit organization that has promoted the fellowship of classical musicians and vocalists and provided performance opportunities for the community since 1974. Lots of opportunities are available; meetings are optional.