Vocal Music / Glee

Be part of the hottest vocal ensemble around! Vocal Music/Glee is an opportunity to hone your pitch, harmonization and vocalization as well as performance techniques. Led by professional artists, you will explore your vocal instrument, and enhance your onstage skills both as an individual and as a member of the ArtsFest 2015 ensemble. Under the guidance of your Artist in Residence, you will be challenged to learn a variety of songs for the ArtsFest Showcase for your peers from JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest—the grand finale of JCC Maccabi.

Audition Requirements – Vocal Music/Glee 2015

What are we looking for?

  • A passion and enjoyment for approaching and performing music
  • A curiosity about various styles and a desire to experience new music
  • Risk-takers who are ready to work on vocal projection and performance skills
  • People who enjoy being part of a team
  • Experience in at least two of the following: Solo performance; Ensemble or choir performance; Onstage experience…singing, dancing, or acting
  • Have the ability to hold pitch while singing harmony with others
  • Be able to follow a basic chart, or to read music

In addition to answering the questions below, you must submit a video sample of your work. Please record a video of yourself singing a song of your choice a cappella or with accompaniment, either from a pianist or a karaoke tape or CD.

Once you have recorded the video, please upload it to a site such as YouTube or Vimeo and copy and paste the link into your audition form.

Please answer the following questions in the text boxes provided on the application.

  1. Tell us briefly about your experiences in music at school, home, and in workshops/classes.
  2. How do you wish to further your work/skills in music while at ArtsFest?
  3. Why do you want to participate in JCC Maccabi ArtsFest?
  4. Tell us about the piece you chose and why you chose it.
  5. Anything else you would like us to know about you and your music skills?
  6. Please provide the link to your video audition.

* For basic instructions to upload a video to YouTube, please click here

2015 Artist in Residence

Caryl Fantel
Joining us for her JCC Maccabi ArtsFest Artist in Residence debut, Caryl has credits from Off-Broadway to regional theatres and concert halls throughout South Florida and around the U.S. She is Music Director of the annual Carbonell Awards ceremonies at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Recent credits include the Stars of David tour, produced by Daryl Roth; a Carbonell nomination for Music Direction of the celebrated production of Assassins with Zoetic Stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center; staged readings at Palm Beach Dramaworks and the new musical development series at The Arts Garage in Delray plus productions with Slow Burn Theatre and many others.

A private teacher, workshop presenter and arts-in-education advocate, Caryl is a member of the Broward Cultural Council and, in addition to projects with professional theatres, she works regularly with schools, community groups, and the musical theatre programs of NYU, AMDA and others.