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**EACH STUDENT MUST HAVE A COMPLETED FORM ON FILE**
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MET Singers 2017-2018Serving Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools and Surrounding CountiesOpen to Public, Private, Charter and Home School Students
MET Singers is a Performing Arts Education and Youth Development Program
Arts Access Partners: The Visual and Performing Arts Department of Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools; TSU Department of Music, Lipscomb University, Fisk University, the National Museum of African American Music, Intersect and The Nashville Symphony. Choral Arts Link and Community Academy of Music and Arts of Tennessee State University have established a partnership for a rehearsal base for MET Singers at TSU.
This form must be on file for your child’s participation in any event sponsored by The MET Singers, a Choral Arts Link, Inc. program
MET Singers decorum expectations are in compliance with Metropolitan Nashville Public School standards of conduct. Guidelines set by Metropolitan Nashville Public School Board of Education for safety of students, teachers and staff apply during all rehearsals, retreats, and/or MET sponsored events.
I am responsible for any and all transportation for my child to and from rehearsals, retreats and performances (unless otherwise prearranged) to all MET Singers events.
I acknowledge that the teachers involved with MET Singers are providing their time and expertise to enhance participants' performance artistry, musical education and instruction. I, in turn, will make every effort to deliver and pick-up my child in a timely manner for all MET functions. If my pickup is delayed 15 minutes after session closure I will alert the Executive Director, 615-260-5278. If my pick up is delayed twice (2 times), my child will be removed from MET Singers.
I will discuss with my child that it is an honor to participate in this choral program and that he/she represents his/her family, school, community and city. This is a responsibility that students and teachers will take very seriously. Decorum and cooperation from all participants (singers and adults) should be exemplary at all times.
One (1) Completed Form Per Participant
Safety guidelines as set by Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) Board of Education apply during all MET functions for participants, teachers, staff, volunteers and special guest. Each staff member (Artistic Associates, Director Assistants) and volunteers are responsible for the safe keeping of each participant and will follow the guidelines set by Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools.
Each participant is responsible for cooperating with teachers, staff, volunteers, guest artists and fellow participants for best experiences for everyone.
If at any time a participant is uncooperative and a resolution cannot be determined through conferencing with the staff/camp director and the student’s parents/guardians, said participant may be asked to withdraw from the remainder of any or all scheduled activities (effective immediately).
I have read and understand the student decorum expectations. I will abide by them for rehearsals, retreats, performances or events sponsored by this organization.
Complete this form and return it. This form must be on file for your child’s participation in any event sponsored by MET Singers, a Choral Arts Link, Inc. program.
Creating Music is an art. The artist sometimes struggles to discover the best way to relay his/her message to the audience. MET Singers create Music Art. And sometimes they too struggle to learn and interpret a piece of music as the composer and conductor might wish.
And so MET Singers have rehearsal, every Monday evening from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Choral Arts Link also sponsors retreats for its singers, at least one each semester, including one earmarked for a special guest artist who works directly with singers and whose presence contributes to the rehearsal process.
For the MLK concert and the Legacy concert, special retreats are necessary. The two Saturdays before the MLK Concert in January and the mid-week dress rehearsal are must attends for ALL ensembles because it is the only time that we, as a group, can have access to the choir loft and stage in Schermerhorn Symphony to practice our selections.
The conclusion to be drawn is: REHEARSALS ARE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!!
Attendance Policy includes the following: Commitment Counts!
MET Singers is about commitment to the choral music, but it is more than that.
It is an affirmation made by each singer to learn the music, some of which may be in an unfamiliar style and a challenge for young performers to grasp.
It is an affirmation to support fellow singers in this process through mentoring and physical presence allowing for questions and concerns to be voiced.
It is an affirmation to learn the discipline and the decorum necessary to carry on the Legacy of MET Singers that has been established for the last sixteen years.
ARE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILLING TO ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE?
We hope you and your family will say YES and join us on Monday nights and Saturday retreats.
I have read and I understand the decorum guidelines. I will abide by them for rehearsals, retreats, performances or events sponsored by this organization.
I realize that in the event my child is injured during any MET function and therefore, in order that my child may participate, agree as follows: I agree that neither MET Singers, Choral Arts Link, Inc., and its Boards of Directors, TSU, nor any contributor or sponsor of the event, their members, employees, agents, sponsors, officers, directors, or officials will be held responsible for any injuries that my child might incur in conjunction with the above described events and/or during transport to or from MET events.
I release and forever discharge any contributor, sponsor, or partner of MET/CAL/TSU, their members, employees, agents, sponsors, officers, directors, or officials from any injury that our child might incur, including death, and from any and all claims, demands, damages, actions, and causes of action whatever kind and nature which might occur. As further consideration for allowing my child to participate in this event, I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless any contributor, sponsor, or partner of the event, their members, employees, agents, sponsors, officers, directors, or officials from any claims or actions and costs, brought by us or any other party on our behalf on account of any claims, damages, actions, and causes of action of whatever kind and nature arising out of the aforesaid event.
THIS IS A RELEASE. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING.
I HAVE READ THE ABOVE AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS PROVISIONS:
The MET Singers, Choral Arts Link, Inc. and/or Tennessee State University have my permission to photograph/video my child with still or motion picture or both and/or have his/her voice reproduced.
I agree to the use of such photographs/video/voice reproductions and internet, including but not limited to (website and/or internet pages/hard copy products) for publicity and promotional purpose by The MET Singers/Choral Arts Link, Inc., and its partners, and I hereby waive all claims for further compensation for such use or for damages. I waive any right that I may have to inspect or approve the finished product or the copy that may be used in connection with the use of such photographs/videos/voice reproductions.
Please initial by one of the following statements:
The MET Singers, Choral Arts Link, Inc. and/or Tennessee State University have my permission to photograph/video me with still or motion picture or both and/or have his/her voice reproduced.
I agree to the use of such photographs/video/voice reproductions and internet, including but not limited to (website and/or internet pages/hard copy products) for publicity and promotional purpose by The MET Singers/Choral Arts Link, Inc./TSU and its partners, and I hereby waive all claims for further compensation for such use or for damages. I waive any right that I may have to inspect or approve the finished product or the copy that may be used in connection with the use of such photographs/videos/voice reproductions.
Requested information is gathered so we may offer the safest environment or response to a singer’s needs. It is reviewed in the event MET Artistic Associates or adults Team Leaders need to attend to your child's/youth’s health. Food allergy information is requested for events where snacks/meals are provided.
Choral Arts Link works to keep fees affordable so the widest range of students may participate. One revenue stream engaged in this process is grant writing. Different funders ask for varied categories of information describing families we serve. Below are descriptors needed for each singer’s family so we may accurately describe our clientele (who CAL programming serves). Thank you for providing this information. Grants assist in keeping registration fees as affordable as possible.
Please complete this page and return it to complete your child’s registration.
Five continents are given below; please add your family's country of originIf parents are of different countries, please list both.
The ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act defines a person with a disability as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such impairment, or a person who is regarded as having such impairment.
MET Singers Registration Relief (RR) is an initiative of Lynetra Dunn, an alumni MET parent & former volunteer coordinator. Registration Relief allows families who are qualified for free or reduced lunch to receive a fee and/or attire sponsorships when funds are available (based on designated donations). Proof of a family's status must be on file in CAL's administrative office.
Approved documentation is a copy of free/reduced lunch status based on Metro Nashville Public Schools' (MNPS or your local district’s) 2016-2017 qualifications. Every family that qualifies receives a notification from the federal government. Each school district also has these notifications on file, it is called "Direct Certification Notification Letter.”
Proof must be in a singer's registration file on
or before Monday, September 28, 2017
Proof must be one (1) of the following and must be presented when your singer is registered.
(You may register before September 28th)
1. Local school district’s official Statement of Eligibility received each year by qualified families. A copy of the Statement of Eligibility must be received on or before September 28, 2017. Copies received before June 20, 2016 may be sent via email to email@example.com. Please scan and upload as an attachement to your email or attache using the upload option below.
2. A typed statement on your local school’s letterhead expressing knowledge of family's free/reduced lunch eligibility.
Documents must be delivered before or on September 28th, 2017, and may be sent via
No reductions can be combined!
One payment may be made for multiple siblings, but fill out a separate registration form for each child. NO additional reductions in fees for multiple siblings.
For more information, call 615-823-4020 x109, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.choralartslink.org or www.nmaam.org.
ONLINE PAYMENTS:Can be made now via Square which we have provided for you at the bottom of this page. Payments will be accepted online through Sept. 28.
ONSITE PAYMENTS:Basic and Registration Relief onsite payments are accepted no later than Sept. 28. ONLY cash, money orders, and credit card payments will be accepted. *We will only take money orders from Walmart, Kroger or Western Union. No checks will be accepted onsite.
REGISTRATION RELIEF PAYMENTS:After we receive your information, we will contact you. When you have received confirmation that you are eligible for reduced camp fees, you will then be able to make payments online or onsite.
For paperwork submission instructions, please refer to the Registration Relief section of the MET Singers registration packet.