Fine Arts

Jackson Prep and the Performing Arts Department is excited to introduce a new program for the school year. Ms. Jamie Ferguson will lead  9th through 12th graders in an A Capella Vocal Ensemble similar to the popular styles performed by the group Pentatonix and in the movie Pitch Perfect.   

The Vocal Ensemble will meet for rehearsals before school from 7-8 am two mornings a week in the Prep Choral Room. This group will have several performances throughout the school year, and will be a permanent addition to the Performing Arts Department.  

Ms. Jamie Ferguson will lead a Pentatonix style Vocal Ensemble workshop on Wednesday, August 12, from 10am-1pm in the Prep Choral Room for students interested in being a part of this ground breaking ensemble. We invite you to come and meet Ms. Ferguson during this clinic and learn how we will  develop their skills in a choral music setting,  and learn more about this fun new vocal program.  

Ms. Ferguson will also be starting a Junior High Honor Choir for 7-8th graders interested in furthering their musical abilities outside of the classroom. The purpose of this group will be to provide those students interested in Mississippi All State Honor Choir an opportunity to prepare for the auditions in the Spring. More information will be sent concerning this soon. These students will also meet one morning a week from 7-8am. 

Both groups are open to any interested students so please feel free to pass this information along to someone that might be interested in participating. We hope to have many talented voices in this group.  

IMPORTANT DATES for PARENTS and STUDENTS are:

Tuesday, August 18, 7-8 am, Choir Room:  Rehearsals Begin for Vocal Ensemble

Tuesday, September 14, 5:30-6, Student/Parent Informational Meeting for 7-8 Grade Prep Honor Choir, 2nd Floor McRae Building

Tuesday, September 14, 6-7:00, Parent Meeting for High School Vocal Ensemble, 2nd Floor McRae Building

Wednesday, Sept 15, 7-8 am, 7-8 Grade Honor Choir rehearsals begin

Ms. Ferguson is a Senior Vocal Performance Musical Theatre Major at Mississippi College. She is the former choir assistant at First United Methodist Church of Clinton. She spent the summer working with William Carey Dinner Theatre in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Ms. Ferguson is excited about starting this diverse A Cappella group at Jackson Prep. She has extensive knowledge of traditional choral music, church music, musical theatre, and vocal jazz styles. 

Her goals for the year include:  

    •       Instill a knowledge of proper vocal technique

    •       create a basis from which passionate, versatile musicians will grow

    •       promote an appreciation of all styles of music

    •       perform enjoyable pop and traditional repertoire in different venues 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Ms. Ferguson at jamieferguson317@live.com or Lisa Ireland at irelandL@earthlink.net.

 

 

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