How would my choir be contributing to the project?
There are different ways. The main way is preparing the song. There is a section titled the “Honor Page”. which is a section for participating choirs to add members of their community they wish to honor. Each name can be sung twice or four times, depending on the choir and if there is an improvisational soloist.
You are raising awareness! The opioid crisis has reached practically every community.The more awareness we spread, the louder the movement will be to fight the crisis.
Also, your choir will help me donate to Families In Support of Treatment, Inc. (F.I.S.T.). I will be donating 50% of my commission fee to this very worthy charity.
When will the music be ready?
The music will be ready for the Second Semester of the 2017-18 season, so that choral directors can prepare and program the piece for this spring.
When will it be performed?
This depends on the choral group. Each group will have a different performance date, though I will share performance dates when possible.
Can I offer input in the song?
Of course! Although I have an overall plan and have a compositional sketch for each song, all input is welcome and makes the song and message stronger! By all means, contact me by filling out the form at the bottom of the page or calling me at (516) 729-0970
Is the subject matter too mature for an elementary group?
In my opinion, I do think this project is more appropriate for high school, college, and community choirs, teenage through adult. I am very sensitive to “keeping kids kids”. In a world where the news on television is often unsettling and sometimes downright scary, and at a time when anger spills out from every channel both on television and in real life, I feel it is important to address topics with all the due respect they deserve, but also with the respect for the innocence and age of the singer.
When do you need to know of our ensemble’s interest?
Most likely, the cutoff for registration will be mid February, but may extend as far as April, with performances rolling into the summer and the 1st Semester of the 2018-19 season.