Snowday

  • About the Artist:

    What sounds like a band but doesn’t have instruments? Snowday! This dynamic quintet creates unique music using just their voices to delight audiences of all ages! Snowday’s talented singers present upbeat songs and moving rhythms that trace the history of a cappella singing and demonstrate how to create its harmonic parts — including a vocal drumming lesson with the audience. Their broad musical experience in barbershop, opera and contemporary singing is paired with a mastery of teaching to uplift and engage everyone. This mix of energetic men and women is excited to share their lifelong love of music. And hey — doesn’t everyone love a snow day?

    Category:

    • Music

    Type of Programs Offered

    • residency
    • workshop
    • assembly
    • virtual
    • An A Cappella Musical History

      Description:

      Snowday takes students on a whirlwind journey through time, tracing a capella music from its roots in chant, barbershop and doo-wop to present-day pop and rock. Students are introduced to elements of music theory – including harmonic voice parts and vocal drumming (beatbox) techniques – then are invited to learn harmony parts and sing together.

      Virtual program options are available.

      MSAC Teaching Artist Roster: AiE funds available

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      PreK-12

      Curriculum Connections

      Music, Language Arts, Social Studies, Character/SEL

      This program is offered as:

      • assembly
      • virtual
    • Be Aca-Awesome

      Description:

      Music performance, especially a cappella, is a great way to develop real world skills like public speaking, self-confidence and teamwork. In this performance, audiences watch as the newest member of Snowday transforms from timid newcomer into seasoned performer as they find their way through music. Students enjoy upbeat, chart-topping hits while taking away numerous lessons in how to find the strength to be themselves.

      Virtual program options are available.

      MSAC Teaching Artist Roster: AiE funds available

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      PreK-12

      Curriculum Connections

      Music, Language Arts, Social Studies, Character/SEL

      This program is offered as:

      • assembly
      • virtual
    • Snowday Workshop

      Description:

      Join the artists for one or more highly interactive workshops exploring topics like History of a Capella, Vocal Percussion, Ear Training & Musicianship and Basic Arranging (Song Structure). Workshops may be tailored to suit teachers’ goals and students’ ages and abilities.

      Virtual program options are available.

      MSAC Teaching Artist Roster: AiE funds available

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      PreK-12

      Curriculum Connections

      Music, Language Arts, Social Studies, Character/SEL

      This program is offered as:

      • residency
      • workshop
      • virtual
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  • Name or Art Agency:
    Artivate, Inc.
    Email:
    [email protected]
    Phone:
    (301) 588-7525
    State / County:
    Maryland

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