Call for Singers

Princeton Girlchoir (PGC) and Princeton Boychoir (PBC), both programs of Westrick Music Academy (WMA), invite children entering grades 3 through 12 to audition for the 2020-’21 season.

All WMA programs, including PGC and PBC, will begin the season virtually, with small group lessons led by nationally renowned youth choir leaders. Classes will focus on choral skills, ensemble building, music theory, sight reading, song writing, rhythm training, and more, all with the individual attention that is uniquely possible in this remote environment. In addition, the choirs have a full year of virtual and potentially live events and performances planned. WMA will continue to monitor health and safety guidelines and will begin to sing together again in person when it is safe to do so.

Auditioning singers will be asked to introduce themselves, sing a major scale, and perform a familiar song like “Happy Birthday.” Singers can audition live via Zoom or submit an audition video. Auditions will be scheduled throughout the month of August. To apply or for more information visit www.westrickmusic.org/auditions.

In addition, WMA is launching a number of new group and individual classes for children and adults this fall, including group piano for all ability levels, vocal improvisation, piano study of chord progressions, private vocal instruction, piano beyond a solo artform, and more. Visit www.westrickmusic.org/education to learn more or register for a class.

Call for Dancers

Roxey Ballet in Lambertville is holding in-person and virtual auditions for its made-for-television production of “The Nutcracker” running from November 26 through January 3, 2021.

Auditions will be held Saturday, September 12, from 2 to 6 p.m. Dancers must pre-register by Sunday, September 6, at www.roxeyballet.org/auditions. There is $35 fee. For more information email roxeyoutreach@gmail.com.

Call for Art

The New Jersey Watercolor Society (NJWCS) is accepting entries for its 78th Annual Open Juried Exhibition through midnight, Thursday, October 1. The exhibition is open to non-members, 18 years or older, and to all members with paid-up dues. Artists may submit one or two entries but only one entry per artist may be accepted.

Because of COVID-19, this exhibition will be presented online with reduced fees for this year only. Members of NJWCS will pay $15 for one and $20 for two jpeg entries. Non-members will pay $20 for one and $25 for two jpeg entries. Awards will be presented for participating artists at a virtual reception via Zoom on Sunday, November 29, at 3 p.m.

For a copy of the prospectus and to submit your entry visit www.njwcs.org/78thProspectusEntry.htm. For assistance, contact Michael Scherfen at mike@mikescherfen.com.

Fundraiser

The nonprofit Hunterdon Land Trust invites everyone to participate in its first-ever Treasure Hunterdon Virtual Move-a-thon, running Saturday, August 15, to Friday, September 25. The event aims to raise funds to benefit HLT’s work protecting and caring for forests, fields, farms, and waterways.

Participants can choose to walk, run, bike, hike, or ride a horse. They can explore an HLT preserve or other favorite trail, walk the dog around their neighborhood, or even hop on a treadmill. HLT encourages participants to reach out to family, friends, colleagues, and others to sponsor their efforts.

Register at http://charity.gofundme.com/hltmoveathon2020. Participants can join solo or create a virtual team; everyone is encouraged to share photos and videos on Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #HLTMoveathon2020.

Prizes will be awarded to the individual and team raising the most money as of noon on Monday, September 21; the winners will be announced September 25 at a closing ceremony.

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