Junior Pro Art 2016-17
What is it?
Now beginning its 55th year, Junior Pro Art serves interested area youth, generally in the 7th through 12th grades, by providing a safe, process-oriented environment in which young musicians explore, gain insight about, and expand their personal artistic developmental processes. A paid professional accompanist, Rob Padilla, is available for part of every meeting. Student members may be area competition prizewinners and/or finalists or students who have never participated in a competition but are interested in improving their performance process. The program is open to anyone who is interested – student or adult. (Adults may participate as observers and are welcome to engage in the student-led dialogue.)
Vision and Leadership
Student leaders collaborate with a cadre of interested adults (parents and designated facilitators) to create a calendar of monthly meetings. Each meeting explores a specific topic of discussion. Half of each meeting is devoted to student performances and the 4-step feedback process described below.
Student leaders “lead” the meetings, welcome newcomers, and facilitate the 4-step critical feedback process when appropriate.
2016-17 Meeting Topics
4-step Critical Feedback Process
Half of every meeting is devoted to the 4-step critical feedback process:
Students sign up to “work in process” on a first-come, first served basis. The sign–up list carries over from meeting to meeting. Students have 15 minutes in which to perform a selection of their choosing and then follow as much of the feedback process as they find useful (usually all of it):
Junior Pro Art members traditionally perform a fundraising concert. The students set the date, develop the program, design and duplicate the printed program, welcome the audience, provide refreshments and take up a free will offering (perhaps subsidized by CMM) to make a donation to the organization that provides the meeting space.
Saint Matthew’s Catholic Church in East Syracuse is located at the corner of Kinne and Yates. We meet in the St. Matthew’s Community Room situated in the St. Matthew’s School, one block north of the church on Kinne with entrance from W. Heman St. Meetings are 5-7PM one Sunday per month. Dates and topics are listed at civicmorningmusicals.org. Call the phone number, below, for confirmation and location details.
Rebecca Turner, Student leader (Junior Pro Art on Facebook)
Phil Eisenman, Facilitator (699-5856)
John Ferrara, Facilitator (455-5006 )
Gayle Ross, Facilitator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rob Padilla, Accompanist (email@example.com)
Click here to see a list of all the meetings for 2016-17.