What is J-Term? J-Term (aka: “January Term”) is an opportunity for students to engage in unique learning experiences not available during their fall/spring academic calendar.  It is a time for focused, unhindered study and intense engagement with both peers and mentors, to expand creative thinking and enhance their skills to ensure creative contributions  in their communities.  

J-Term 2016- January 15-17: For the inaugural J-Term, Source has engaged the Chicago-based team of Rebecca Simone Schorsch & pianist Dana Brown.  The weekend will focus on English-language songs, and include private study with the guest artists, as well as public masterclasses of both classical Western Art Songs and  ‘cross-over’ musical theatre & popular styles of singing. The weekend will also include a workshop for high-school musicians entitled "Preparing for College: Auditions & Beyond" and a workshop for the emerging artists led by Dana Brown entitled “Business Practices for the Emerging Musician,” focusing on such issues as website construction, financial planning, &  many other topics germane to emerging artists looking to establish successful careers.  Public recorded performances cap off the weekend of exploration.

Source is thrilled to welcome pianist James Barnett as the staff pianist for the weekend.  


High School Track

  • Private Lesson with Rebecca Simone Schorsch
  • Workshop "Preparing for College: Auditions & Beyond"
  • Auditing English Art Song Class with Dana Brown
  • Auditing "Cross-Over for the Classical Singer" with Rebecca Schorsch
  • Final Recorded Recital


To Apply:
Complete the Application found HERE
Submit 1 Letter of Recommendation
2 Audio Recordings:
 - English-language Art Song
 - Cross-Over/Musical Theater Song

Application Fee: $15
Tuition: $150
 

Collegiate / Emerging Professional Track

  • Private Lesson with Rebecca Simone Schorsch
  • Workshop "Business Practices for the Emerging Artist"
  • Participation in English Art Song Class with Dana Brown
  • Participation in "Cross-Over for the Classical Singer" with Rebecca Schosrch
  • Final Recorded Recital

To Apply:
Complete the Application found HERE
Submit 1 Letter of Recommendation
2 Video Recordings:
 - English-language Art Song
 - Cross-Over/Musical Theater Song

Application Fee: $15
Tuition: $200
 

*while Source always works to promote collaborative study with piano/singer teams, a staff pianist will be available for singers who wish to study, but who do not have a pianist to work with for the weekend.