Dear members of Idaho ACDA,
I hope this email finds you all in good health and high spirits. I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt appreciation for the invitation from Serena and for the time I spent with you all last month. It was an absolute delight to not only meet each and every one of you but to also witness the incredible work you are doing in the field of choral music. Your dedication and passion are truly commendable.
As I sit here in the vibrant city of New York, I wanted to extend an open invitation to each of you. Should you ever find yourselves planning a trip to this bustling metropolis, please consider me and my network as your friends and guides. I would be more than happy to assist you in any way possible, especially if you plan to bring your choir along. Simply reach out to me.
During our time together, I received some queries regarding the rhythm workshop. In response to those inquiries, I am pleased to provide further information. I have prepared a demonstration video of both the 3×2 and the 2×3 clave rhythm, along with a basic conga groove. Please let me know if there is anything else I can assist you with in this regard.
Moreover, I would like to extend an invitation to each of you to join me at YPCnational.org. We have an upcoming studio for teachers and a lab for students.
Our esteemed artist-in-residence, Doreen Rao, will be presiding over these events. Alongside her, we will have the pleasure of hosting 35 singers, aged 14 to 18, from YPCNYC. Additionally, the MAW Sing program will bring 85 singers, ranging from 6 to 14 years old. Furthermore, we typically have an additional 35 to 50 singers from different parts of the country. It would be wonderful if some of your young talents could join us for this memorable musical experience.
To add to the excitement, I am thrilled to inform you that as part of YPCnational’s works, we will be performing a new composition by the immensely talented composer, Yuka Honda. You can learn more about her amazing body of work on her website https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuka_Honda
Lastly, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to visit my webpage at franciscojnunez.com. Alternatively, you can explore JW Pepper or Hal Leonard for additional resources and information.
Wishing you all the very best for the upcoming year, both personally and professionally. May you continue to inspire and shape the lives of your students through the power of music.
Francisco J. Nunez