Great Lakes Adventist Academy Department of Music

“I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart.” —Psalm 9:1

Great Lakes Adventist Academy seeks to bring its students a broad education that will prepare them for a life of Christian service. As part of this education, we offer the opportunity to participate in a variety of choral and instrumental music experiences, including our Advent Herald Singers, Advent Herald Symphony, Wind Symphony, and our Handbell Choir. Each group is dedicated to personal musical improvement, performing quality music, and most importantly, sharing the gospel through their music. Each year GLAA music ensembles perform around Michigan. Our touring schedule includes a yearly week-long tour out of state. Previous tour destinations include Chicago, Indianapolis, New York City, Alabama, Atlanta, Tennessee, Philadelphia, Louisville, Dallas, St. Louis, and Washington, DC.

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Department of Music 2016-2017 Performing Schedule

Great Lakes Adventist Academy Department of Music is committed to ministering and serving others through music. Each year it is our desire to reach as many people as we can with the wonderful God-given gift of music. If your school or church would like to schedule a performance please go to the “Contact Us” tab.

Aug 27 Special Music Cedar Lake SDA Church
Sep 2-4 U.P. Tour Camp Sagola
Sep 17 Special Music Cedar Lake SDA Church
Oct 8 Alumni Weekend GLAA Fitness Center
Oct 11 Evening Concert (Symphony & Singers) Mt. Pleasant SDA Church (7:00pm)
Oct 14-15 Tour/Live Broadcast Metro SDA Church / CAMPUS Concert (Hope Channel Live)
Nov 12 Sabbath Worship Lansing SDA Church (11:00am)
Nov 20 Parent Visitation Day GLAA Auditorium (11:50am)
Dec 2 Vespers Concert Cadillac SDA Church (7:00pm)
Dec 3 Day Tour Holland SDA (11:00am) / Grand Rapids Central (4:00pm)
Dec 9 Christmas – Vespers Program (Sunset at 5:04pm) GLAA Auditorium (7:00pm)
Dec 10 Christmas – Christmas Program (Sunset at 5:04pm) Cedar Lake SDA Church (7:00pm)
Jan 7 Symphony & Singers – Special Music Cedar Lake SDA Church (11:00am)
Jan 13 Symphony & Singers Edenville (7:00pm)
Jan 14 Symphony & Singers Metro (11:00am) / Ionia (5:30pm)
Feb 17 Vespers Program Saginaw (7:00pm)
Feb 18 Church Service & Evening Program Jackson (11:00am) / Vassar (5:30pm)
Mar 1-4 AU Music Festival (select wind symphony students) Andrews University, Berrien Springs
Mar 10 Dept of Music – Vespers Program Howard Performing Arts Center (7:00pm)
Mar 11 Dept of Music – Sabbath Service Village SDA Church (11:10am)
Mar 15-28 Holy Lands Tour (select group) Israel
Apr 15 Sabbath Concerts East Lansing Public Concerts (11:00am & 7:00pm)
Apr 16 Community Outreach Concert Edmore, Faith Methodist (11:00am)
Apr 23-24 Academy Days Sunday: GLAA Auditorium / Monday: Cedar Lake SDA Church
Apr 24-30 Music Long Tour Tennessee
May 12 Spring Music Weekend (Sunset at 8:55pm) Friday Program: GLAA Auditorium (7:00pm)
May 13 Spring Music Weekend Sabbath Divine Service: Cedar Lake SDA Church (10:45am)
May 13 Spring Music Weekend (Sunset at 8:56pm) Sabbath Program: Cedar Lake SDA Church (7:00pm)

Calendar Updated 03/22/2017 @ 11:00am – Note: Calendar is subject to change. Information will be updated as activities are confirmed.

 

2017 Long Tour Performing Schedule

Posted 03/22/2017 @ 11:00am

April 24 – Monday at 7:00pm ET
Niles West Side SDA Church
1105 Grant St, Niles, MI 49120

April 25 – Tuesday at 7:00pm ET
Carmel SDA Church
14535 Carey Rd, Carmel, IN 46033

April 26 – Wednesday at 6:30pm CT
Dunlap SDA Church
14420 Rankin Ave S, Dunlap, TN 37327

April 28 – Friday at 7:00pm ET
South Bay SDA Church
6445 Lee Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37421

April 29 – Sabbath at 11:00am ET
Dalton SDA Church
300 S Tibbs Rd, Dalton, GA 30720

April 29 – Sabbath at 5:30pm ET
Madison Campus SDA Church
607 Larkin Springs Rd, Madison, TN 37115

GLAA Department of Music

Students must have a 2.0 GPA from the previous semester to try-out or join a touring group and maintain a 2.0 GPA each semester to continue in any music organization. Touring group credit does not count as part of a student’s minimum class load. If a student drops a touring group after the first 4 weeks into the semester, the student will receive a ‘WF’ on their permanent record. Only 2 units of music credit may apply toward diploma requirements.

Handbell Choir

A course designed for those wishing to develop fundamental and advanced techniques of handbell ringing. Regular rehearsals are held five days per week. Students perform in numerous on-campus concerts and church services, as well as attending the annual Ring Fest held in Toledo, Ohio. All performances, extra rehearsals, and related activities are obligatory. Admission by audition only.

Instrumental & Vocal Lessons

A course providing individual instruction to singers and instrumentalists. Instrument lessons include: all string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments from beginning to advanced levels. Emphasis is placed on proper tone production and techniques necessary to enable students to perform musically. One lesson per week with four periods of practice is required. Students are accepted on the basis of their interest and commitment.

Piano Lessons

Lessons are given on proficiency from beginning to advanced. One individual lesson with four practice periods per week is required.

Piano Lessons: Hymnology

A study of music from the protestant (particularly, Seventh-day Adventist) churches, including hymns, gospel songs and contemporary praise and worship choruses. This course will help the student improve their ability of worshipping God on the piano through the explanation of the main features and musical analysis of the church musical compositions and their performers.

Piano Lessons: Piano Accompanying

A course to help the student develop essential skills in piano accompaniment, to build musicianship through interaction and collaboration with other musicians, such as pianists, instrumentalists and/or singers.

Piano Lessons: Piano by Ear

This course will provide the student with basic piano skills needed to perform music heard from live performances or recorded medium. It will involve ear training, music analysis and fundamentals of music theory, as well as development of musical imagination through improvisation.

Singers

An organization for those wishing to minister through choral music, who desire to develop skills in vocal music, including the study of various styles of choral literature, music theory and expression. Regular rehearsals are held five days per week. The organization performs in conjunction with the Advent Herald Symphony (see below for details). Admission is by audition only.

Symphony

An organization for those wishing to minister through instrumental music, who desire to develop advanced skills in instrumental music, including the study of various styles of instrumental literature, music theory and expression. Regular rehearsals are held five days per week. The organization performs in numerous on-campus events and church services. Members participate on scheduled weekend tours as well as our yearly performance at the Howard Performing Arts Center in Berrien Springs and our yearly out-of-state week-long tour in the spring. All performances and traveling are obligatory once accepted into the organization. Admission is by audition only.

Wind Symphony

An organization for those wishing to minister through instrumental music, who desire to develop advanced skills in instrumental music, including the study of various styles of instrumental literature, music theory and expression. Regular rehearsals are held five days per week. The organization performs in numerous on-campus events and church services. Members participate on scheduled weekend tours as well as our yearly performance at the Howard Performing Arts Center in Berrien Springs and our yearly out-of-state week-long tour in the spring. All performances and traveling are obligatory once accepted into the organization. Admission is by audition only.

GLAA Music Faculty

Great Lakes Adventist Academy Department of Music counts with a number of well trained and experienced music educators who have devoted their lives to aiding students to achieve their highest potential in the pursue of excellence and spiritual growth.

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Craig Cleveland

Vocal & Choral Studies

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Andrés Mendoza

Instrumental Studies

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Olena Rybachok

Handbells & Keyboard Studies

Contact Us!

The Great Lakes Adventist Academy Department of Music enjoys a full touring schedule each year. If your church would like to schedule a performance, please contact Andres Mendoza at (989) 427-2411 or via email below. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Donate!

GLAA Department of Music thanks you for your financial support and prayers. If you would like to donate to our ministry, please click here or contact us at:

Great Lakes Adventist Academy
Department of Music
P.O. Box 68
Cedar Lake, MI 48812
Phone: (989) 427-2411

Thank you so much and may the Lord richly bless you!