The 2012 Concert music and rehearsal tracks are now available at www.menc.org/wlc!
Many teachers contact us every year asking how their students can be considered for inclusion in the WLC video. Now is the time for them to begin the easy proposal process! Teachers simply need to choose up to 3 songs from the WLC list, submit their performance plans in the form of a Student Performance Proposal (instructions and form at www.menc.org/wlc ) providing details about how and where they would stage the songs. The proposal form is only one paragraph long, and there is NO VIDEO required at this time. Many teachers do not apply because they incorrectly believe that video footage is due in September. Please help us correct this misunderstanding. Online proposals, with no video footage, are due by September 26.
This year, 2 songs on the program were selected for older students, Dona Nobis Pacem by Cristi Cary Miller, and Everlasting Melody by Rollo Dilworth. Please make your M.S. and H.S. directors aware of these pieces, and encourage them to send in a proposal. We are making a concerted effort to include and highlight all instructional levels this year in the Concert, with the aim of demonstrating to our elementary students the joy of choral participation throughout their school careers.
Hal Leonard provides this wonderful music as a free benefit that comes with NAfME membership. Again, please inform all of your members of its availability and the time sensitive nature of the proposal process. We want to receive Student Performance Proposals from every state so that all are represented in the 2012 Concert.
If you have questions, please direct them to me, Susan Lambert, WLC Producer, at SusanL@nafme.org.