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SNOWDAY WELCOMES MUSIC THERAPIST

May 1, 2013

 

Snowday is thrilled to welcome a new full-time music therapist and performer to the group! Johanna Horn, MT-BC, who also sings with local group Euphonism, brings a strong background in education and performance. She is a Board Certified Music Therapist and has an extensive background working with children with special needs.

 

Adding Johanna to the group expands Snowday's performance, workshop, and residency offerings to include more therapeutic and hand-on learning for people of all skill and ability levels.

 

SNOWDAY TO PERFORM AT SING! TORONTO VOCAL ARTS FESTIVAL

April 1, 2013

 

Making their first appearance in Canada, Snowday will perform 2 shows at the Harbourfront Centre as part of the  second annual SING! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. The 4 day festival will feature dozens of free performances and workshops, as well as headlining shows by The Real Group, The Swingle Singers, Elora Festtival Singers, and The Elmer Iseler Singers.

 

SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival is Toronto’s first-ever a cappella festival, dedicated to celebrating Canadian and International vocal artists, and joined in collaboration by the same goal: to illustrate that the voice knows no limits – knows no constraints of genre, language or cultural background; to inspire and educate today's youth; and to foster a new and revitalized patronage for the vocal arts.

 

Recap of Snowday's Russia Tour
September 25, 2012

 

Making their first international appearance, Snowday traveled to Yekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk, Russia as Arts Envoys with the U.S. Department of State. Greeted with warmth and enthusiasm on every stop of the tour, the group enjoyed their time visiting conservatories, elementary schools, an orphanage and media outlets.

 

Compiled below are some of the articles and photos from the trip:

 

U.S. Consulate Yekaterinburg News & Events - 9/17

 

Interview with Kultur Multur

 

Photos - Masterclass at Tchaikovsky Musical College

 

Photos - Makletskiy Hall Yekaterinburg

 

Photos - Musical Orphanage Visit 

 

Photos - Yekat School #70 Visit

 

SNOWDAY TO HEADLINE VOICES OF THE (603)

August 21, 2012

 

Snowday will be featured as clinicians and headliners at this year's Voices of the (603) a cappella festival, hosted at UNH Manchester in Manchester, NH on Friday, October 12. Learning will kick off at 10 am with classes on arranging, choreography and more. The festival will close out with a public concert at the McIntyre Ski Area Lodge featuring dozens of performers, including Snowday as the headlining act.

 

Voices of the (603) is an a cappella festival for all middle and high schools across the state of New Hampshire. Voices of the (603) educates students and teachers on the newest trends and techniques for a cappella singing and raises funds for charity with a concert in the evening. To learn more, please visit the  festival website.

 

Snowday To Visit Russia as Arts Envoys

July 3, 2012

 

This September, Snowday will bring their educational program internationally for the first time. Through a grant from the U.S. Department of State, Snowday will travel to Yekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk, Russia for several days, visiting schools, conservatories and more, providing workshops and performances organized by the U.S. Consulate.

 

Snowday Featured in POST Going Out Guide

June 1, 2012

 

As the kids gear up for summer, the Washington Post took the time to gather information on some of the best in interactive entertainment in DC. Snowday's Backyard Theater show at Strathmore on July 12th was featured as 'Editors' Pick' in the 2012 Going Out Guide: Kids Events.

 

The show was also featured in the Washington Post Entertainment section on June 1.

 

Mouth Off Award for Snowday Members

January 4, 2012

 

Snowday soprano, Amanda Aldag, received the Mouthy for A Cappella Community Unsung Hero and Mover and Shaker of 2011 from weekly podcast, Mouth Off. Alto, Kristin LoBiondo, was named runner-up.

 

Mouth Off is a weekly podcast hosted by Dave Brown and Christopher Diaz, featuring a cappella related news and reviews. Check out the episode!

 

Snowday Welcomes Kristin LoBiondo

December 15, 2011

Snowday is thrilled to welcome a new full-time alto to the group! Kristin LoBiondo, who also sings with local group Vox Pop, adds a wealth of musicality and personality to our shows, seminars and rehearsals. Kristin is a graduate of Elon University and currently volunteers for the Contemporary A Cappella Society as the Assistant Director of Events. 

 

Kristin is already a familiar face for Snowday audiences, as she started performing as a sub in August 2011 and is very active in the local and national vocal music community.

 

Major Concert Announced: Snowday to open for SONOS in Rosslyn, VA

November 2, 2011

Contact: amanda@iwantasnowday.com

 

On November 15th, SONOS - recent stars of NBC's "The Sing-Off" - will make a stop in the Washington, DC area for a concert at Arlington Temple Community Center. Local professional vocal group, Snowday, will open the show at 7:30 pm. Tickets are only $10 and will be available at the door.

 

SONOS masterfully combines vocal artistry with electronic effects, amazing audiences from coast to coast with their thoughtful reinterpretations of classic and indie pop and stunning original music.  Fans are amazed by the ways in which this band continuously expands the boundaries of what all-vocal bands can do live. Snowday will open the show their signature engaging set of powerful pop rock.

 

This show promises to be a jaw dropping, unforgettable experience for local music fans.

 

More about SONOS:

Emerging in the fall of '09 from the Los Angeles vocal scene, Sonos turned the a cappella genre on its head with bold vocal+electronic interpretations of popular indie material. On their Verve debut "SonoSings" the group reinvented Radiohead, Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes & Imogen Heap, and dazzled with a dark, trip-hop take on a Jackson 5 classic.

 

Special appearances over the past two years include live radio sessions on NPR's Weekend Edition, KCRW, BBC Americana, Studio 360 and Sirius/XM; performances at SXSW '11, Sundance '10, Celtic Connections, ASCAP Awards and L.A. Ovation Awards; collaborations with Margaret Atwood and the Young @ Heart Chorus at UCLA Live; plus performances at colleges, clubs, radio stations and theaters all over the country and in the U.K.

 

In further collaborations, Sonos performed with Sara Bareilles at the Orpheum in LA and sang on an Ozomatli remix as part of their "Ozomatli vs. KCRW Soundclash" EP. "Gods & Marionettes", their stunning collaboration with the L.A. Contemporary Dance Company and playwright David Bridel, premiered this past year in Los Angeles at the Ford Ampitheater and USC's Bovard Auditorium. The piece, which combines the live vocal accompaniment of Sonos with a small group of dancers and a single actor, is a powerful artistic exploration of the concept of fate vs. free will.

 

The group won the 2010 CARA (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award) for Best Pop/Rock song of the year, numerous ACAs (A Cappella Community Awards) including Best Group, Album and Vocalist, and the 2011 CARA for Best Holiday Album for their 2010 release "December Songs", a stunning collection of classics and originals inspired by the winter holiday season.

 

2011 sees Sonos releasing and touring in support of a new album, which will be entirely self-produced and feature all original material. The group looks forward to combining their passions for songwriting and innovative vocal music on this third studio release, as well as expanding upon the use of electronic effects in their live show.

 

More about SNOWDAY:

Founded in 2008 with the mission of bringing contemporary vocal music into mainstream education, Snowday covers all genres of music performing for audiences of all ages from Boston to Nashville. Outside of the dozens of annual performances in schools, Snowday has also performed for the National Christmas Tree Lighting, the Smithsonian, the National Aquarium and the Library of Congress.

 

The concert is on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 7:30 pm.

 

Arlington Temple Community Center is located at:

1835 N. Nash Street

Arlington, VA 22209

 

1 block from Rosslyn Metro Station; Free Garage & Street Parking available.

 

Tickets may be purchased at the door for $10, cash only.

 

For more information, please visit:

SONOS: www.sonosings.com

SNOWDAY: www.iwantasnowday.com

 

Snowday Featured in The Gazette

September 21, 2011

Snowday owner, Amanda Aldag, was recently interviewed by Gazette Staff Writer Topher Forhecz for a piece on the Collaboration showcase hosted by Class Acts Arts and Young Audience on September 24, 2011 at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown.

 

In the article, Aldag discusses both the history behind Snowday as well as the impact of the group's programs in local education.

 

Read the full article here.

 

Wanna Go Pro?

August 24, 2011

Have you ever thought about becoming a professional singer? Snowday will be hiring a new full time Alto in coming months. Applicants should have a strong solo voice, be flexible and confident on background vocals, and have a strong theatrical stage presence. Daytime availability is also required.

 

To be considered for this position please submit a video under 10 minutes in length that highlights a great solo (a cappella) and gives insight to your personality. Submissions can be sent to info@iwantasnowday.com 

 

Snowday Partners With Project Philly

June 2, 2011

Snowday is proud to announce a new team effort in music education with the Philadelphia-based program, The A Cappella Project. Snowday will be working with Project Philly summer groups in a clinic and showcase to be held at Lower Merion High School on Saturday, July 30th.

 

Read the full press release.

 

Snowday Holding Auditions for New Subs!

April 16, 2011

Snowday is looking for a few new recruits for paid performance opportunities.  Auditions for all voice parts will be held in May and June 2011. Applicants should have extensive vocal performance experience, day time availability and enjoy working with children. To sign up for a time please contact amanda@iwantasnowday.com

 

Snowday to Stay with Class Acts Arts for a 4th Year

April 1, 2011

Snowday is thrilled to officially be invited back to the Class Acts Arts artist roster for the 2011-2012 school year! The group truly enjoys bringing a cappella music into mainstream education through presentations, workshops and residencies and is honored to be a part of such an incredible organization.

 

For more information about Snowday's educational offerings, please contact Class Acts Arts.

 

Snowday Welcomes Chris Abramson

January 1, 2011

After a successful run as a sub for Snowday in 2010, Chris Abramson has taken the reins as our full time Vocal Percussionist.  Chris is a graduate of Florida State University, where he performed with the group All Night Yahtzee. He also performs with local DC group Vox Pop.

 

We also wish our retiring Vocal Percussionist well! Hugh Gee, who recently became a first time dad, will continue to make guest appearances.

 

Snowday to Perform at National Christmas Tree Lighting 2010

November 15, 2010

Snowday has been selected to perform as part of the Pre-Show festivities on the White House Ellipse on December 9th.  Offering a fun repertoire of holiday music for the lucky attendees, Snowday will get the audience ready for fellow performers BB King, Maroon 5 and Sara Bareilles all in anticipation of the lighting of National Christmas Tree.

 

Huge Concert Planned for October 2010

August 10, 2010

Snowday will join forces will local groups Vox Pop and Euphonism to open for a cappella powerhouse SONOS at Jammin Java on October 16th.

 

The show will start at 4:00 pm and tickets are $20.  The show is expected to sell out, so fans are encouraged to buy tickets in advance on the Jammin Java website. This is an all ages show, so bring the kids!

 

Snowday Launches SMART MOUTH A Cappella Camp for Teens

June 1, 2010

Coming in August, Snowday will offer the first of a series of 2-day workshops for high school and college students. SMART MOUTH will strengthen musical foundation, build confidence and unlock the secrets to the rewarding world of contemporary all-vocal performance. Students will gain new knowledge in musicianship, performance, group management and promotion through hands on workshops and coachings that culminate with a final live performance with all participants.

 

Snowday, the leading provider of contemporary vocal  music education in the Mid-Atlantic, combines a mastery of vocal performance and teaching to inspire the next generation of musicians. In addition to SMART MOUTH, Snowday tours the East Coast and beyond, bringing educational performances, workshops and residencies to  schools and community organizations. 

 

To learn more, visit www.iwantasnowday.com.  Click on SMART MOUTH to register for the next camp session!

 

Snowday Welcomes Charlie Friday

June 1, 2010

After filling in for several months as a dedicated sub, Charlie Friday has accepted a full time position with Snowday as a Baritone, Bass and Vocal Percussionist.

Charlie studied vocal performance at Vanderbilt and Wake Forest Universities and has performed on stages across the globe as a soloist and cantor and with a cappella groups Gang of Six, Variations and Temporary Reprieve. Outside of Snowday, Charlie is a voice over artist, owns and operates the Clear Harmonies Productions studio in Montgomery Village, MD and performs with DC-area Contemporary A Cappella League group, Euphonism.

 

Snowday Invited to Stay with Class Acts Arts in 2010-11

February 15, 2010

After another successful year of touring Mid-Atlantic schools, Snowday is pleased to announce that their agreement with Class Acts Arts has been extended for a third year.  The band is looking forward to sharing new show offerings, including Party in the USA, World of A Cappella and Holiday!, as well as an updated History of A Cappella.

 

For more information about Snowday's educational offerings, please contact  Class Acts Arts.

 

Snowday to Compete in ACA Idol

February 1, 2010

Snowday will join several other a cappella groups in the annual ACA Idol competition at SingStrong to be held at South Lakes High School in Reston, VA from March 5-7. ACA Idol will open the weekend at 8 pm on Friday.

 

Snowday to Perform at National Portrait Gallery

January 30, 2010

Snowday will make a public appearance as part of the Presidential Fun Day at the National Portrait Gallery on Saturday, February 13th. The event will take place in the Kogod Courtyard in the Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture and is open to the public. Admission to the National Portrait Gallery is free and Snowday will perform, along with other artists and special guests, 3 times between 11:30 am and 3:00 pm.

 

Snowday to Perform at Baltimore National Aquarium

November 15, 2009

Snowday will make a public appearance as part of the cultural series at the Baltimore National Aquarium on December 4th. The December event is all about Holiday Traditions, so join Snowday as we share holiday cheer and demonstrate the history of a cappella music. This event will run from 5-9 pm and is open to the public. Admission to the Aquarium after 5 pm is $8.

 

Snowday Welcomes Heather Montague

June 1, 2009 

Snowday is pleased to announce the addition of a new member, Heather Montague! Heather joins the ranks as an alto and will debut her vocal prowess in July. Heather also sings with local co-ed group, Vox Pop.

 

Snowday to Compete in Harmony Sweepstakes

March 1, 2009

Snowday will be traveling to Boston to compete in the Regional Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella competition on Saturday, March 21st. The group is excited to compete with a wide variety of a cappella talent on our first big trip outside of the DC area. The winning group will earn a spot in the National competition in California on May 16th. Learn more about the Harmony Sweepstakes here.

 

For our fans in the Boston area, call the Box Office at 617-627-3493 for tickets.

 

Snowday Signed for Another Year

February 15, 2009

Snowday is proud to announce that we will be joining the Class Acts Arts Roster for another year. After a successful year bringing a cappella to schools in the DC metro area, we can't wait to visit even more schools in 2009-2010!

 

For more information on how to invite Snowday to your school, visit our Contact Page and get in touch with Class Acts Arts directly.

 

Busy December for Snowday

December 1, 2008

December is a great time for a Snowday! During December 2008, Snowday will make 11 appearances, with shows being added almost daily! If you aren't on the December calendar - don't worry - this Snowday comes all year round! Visit our Shows page for information on upcoming events or our Contact page to reach out and get a Snowday for yourself!

 

Snowday to Perform at Dundalk-appella

November 24, 2008

On December 6, 2008, Snowday will join several other acts for Dundalk-appella II. Other acts include Stardust Memories, Smooth Teaze, Ringers Notified, Patapsco High School Vocal Jazz and Chamber Choir and a few surprises

 

Dundalk-appella is a celebration of vocal music featuring a variety of local a cappella artists and genres  vocal bands, doo-wop, girl groups, barbershop, gospel and madrigal. The evening is brought to you by Baltimore AMP.

 

Tickets are $20 each and are available in advance at www.baltimoreamp.com. Contact pmiursa@yahoo.com or call 410-288-0610 for additional information. Well behaved children ages 7-12 FREE with a paying adult. High school and college students with school ID - $10. This show is not recommended for preschoolers.

 

Approvals Roll in for Snowday

October 24, 2008

Snowday was recently added to the list of approved performers for Montgomery County Public Schools. Check us out on Page 26!

 

MSAC AiE Performance Funds are available for Snowday performances. Contact Class Acts Arts for more information.

 

Snowday to Perform on the National Mall

September 9, 2008

On September 21st, the best vocal talent in the DC Metro area will converge on the National Mall, for an afternoon of a cappella at the Sylvan Theatre. Starting at 1 pm, the Monumental A Cappella Madness Festival will showcase 9 local groups whose performances highlight the amazing capacity of the human voice. Snowday takes the stage at 3 pm and joins:

 

Some of the Parts (1 PM)

Tone Rangers (1:30 PM)

Venus D Minor (2:00 PM)

Euphonism (2:30 PM)

DC Accidentals (3:30 PM)

Skyline (4 PM)

BlueLine (4:30 PM)

dcVocals (5 PM)

 

The festival is free and guests are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets.

 

Snowday Welcomes Ward Ferguson and Becky James

August 1, 2008

Snowday is thrilled to welcome new members, Ward Ferguson and Becky James. Both bring extensive professional musicianship and performance experience that will add to the exciting Snowday repertoire.

 

With a BFA in Theatre from Auburn University, Ward worked as an actor and lighting designer for theatres in the southeast as well as producing and designing for conventions and industrials from sea to shining sea. Ward has performed at both Disneyworld and Universal Studios and has been a part of multiple theatre productions across the country. Becky began playing the piano at the age of 4 and now works as a freelance pianist and accompanist. She is the former musical director of Common Ground, an all-female a cappella ensemble at her alma mater, William & Mary.

 

Snowday Joins Class Acts Arts Roster

June 1, 2008

Formed in the merging of the talents of DC area vocal bands Euphonism and Skyline, Snowday is gearing up for a one-year contract with Silver Spring-based Class Acts Arts starting in July 2008.

 

Drawing from extensive and varied musical experiences, Snowday brings a fresh take on the a cappella sound. Building from the genre's roots in classical, spiritual, barbershop and doo-wop, members take a classic sound and give it a unexpected twist. With powerful solos, tight harmonies and jaw-dropping beats, Snowday creates the illusion of a full rockband without using instruments. Students will hear songs they know in new ways, be introduced to new sounds and learn how to create their own music using nothing but their mouths.

 

Class Acts Arts brings a broad range of artistic disciplines and cultural traditions directly into the community to strengthen education, stimulate creative self-expression and inspire a fresh view of the world. Class Acts Arts serves children, youth and families in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. More information about Class Acts Arts is available on their website. 

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