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Friday, June 27, 2014


Good morning!!

By now I'm guessing that you've seen the placement lists for the upcoming year. I hope you will all take a minute to register for reminders for your classes! I will send out reminders as the summer goes on so I would encourage you to register soon. Students and parents are both encouraged to register.

To register for Doc Woolf's remind.com, send a text to the number 442.333.4439 with the code that corresponds to your class:

Vocal Concentration: @VocCon

Repertory Chorus: RepCho

Chamber Chorus: @chamber14

18Voice: @18Voice
(Note: 18 Voice should register for both CC AND 18V)

See you soon!

Monday, June 2, 2014

"Freshman" week!

Hello intro students! If you're checking the blog, good job! It might interest you to know that Doc Woolf's favorite color is turquoise. Commit this fact to memory and you might just receive a surprise during class tomorrow....

It was great to meet so many of you this morning during vocal classes. I look forward to seeing you again tomorrow. In the meantime, here's some info that you might helpful...

The overview of our calendar for next year can be found here

The chromatic scale words can be found here

Here is a link to the sheet music for Sebben Crudele, your solo for your all state audition in November. This will be one of the first things you'll have to perform when you start school in August so if you prepare it over the summer you'll be ahead of the game!!

Here is the translation of the song.

Here is a link to a track that will teach you the pitches for Sebben Crudele.

Once you've learned the vocal line you can practice with a track that plays just the accompaniment which can be found here

All State Solos

In case you want to get a head start on your All State rep over the summer, here it is!

GMEA has changed the solo requirements and there is no longer a choice of songs. All 9th & 10th graders will sing an excerpt of "Sebben Crudele" by Caldara and all 11th & 12th graders will sing an excerpt of "Sento Nel Core". There are multiple keys for each piece - right now I'm just giving you one key to keep things simple. I'll publish all of the keys later on this summer.

9th & 10th graders:
Here is your solo
Here is a learning track (piano + your part)
Here is the IPA & Translation
Here is an accompaniment track

11th & 12th graders:
Here is your solo
Here is a learning track
Here is the IPA & Translation
Here is the accompaniment track

Friday, May 9, 2014

Class Project Performance Days

We're looking forward to your class project performances this week!!

Here are the assigned days.

Don't forget that we expect you to dress up for your class project performance:
Gentlemen - slacks, shirt with a collar, belt, dress shoes
Women - dresses or nice slacks & top. Keep the heels less than 3 inches.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Doc Woolf goes to Carnegie Hall

Many of you have probably noticed that I'm not at school today. It's because I'm on my way to NYC to perform Benjamin Britten's War Requiem with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus at Carnegie Hall tomorrow night. The performance will be streamed live here: 

...if you'd like to tune in. You'll recognize most of the words and might enjoy some of the similarities and differences between Mozart's setting and Britten's.

Saturday, April 26, 2014


Missing Music Spring 2014

The following students are missing music from the vocal library. Please return it to Dr. Woolf or pay for your music by Wednesday, April 30 or your name will go to Mr. Magee to be put on the school-wide outstanding fees list.


SENIORS: From Mr. Magee: “Seniors have certain restrictions on their graduation if they owe anyone any money by graduation time”. GET IT DONE.

Chamber Chorus
1 – Alexis Adams: Last Words ($2),  Bogo ($2), 18 Voice rep ($10)
4 – Rieves Bowers: Last Words ($2), Stormy Weather ($2)
7 – Max Chambers: Last Words ($2), 18V ($10)
8 – Anthony Collins: Bogo ($2)
9 – Shaniyah Davis: Last Words ($2), Bogo ($2)
13 – Richard Gibbs: Mozart ($15), Last Words ($2), 18V Rep ($10)
17 – Kristian Hamilton: Last Words, ($2), Bogo ($2)
18 – Elise Jackson: Last Words ($2), Bogo ($2)
22 – Jayson Lee: Last Words ($2), Bogo ($2), 18V Rep ($10)
24 – Amber Luxbacher: Last Words ($2), Bogo ($2)
27 – Micaela Montgomery: Last Words ($2), Bogo ($2)
Heather Morgan – 18V Rep ($10)
34 – Tayor Russell: Last Words ($2), Bogo ($2), 18V Rep ($10)
36 – Bethany Sanders: Bogo ($2), 18V Rep ($10)
37 – Josiah Scalise: Mozart Requiem ($15), Last Words ($2), Bogo ($2), 18V Rep ($10)
38 – Billy Shearstone: Mozart Requiem ($15)
39 – Alex Sherwin: Last Words ($2), Bogo ($2), Mozart ($15), 18V ($10)
44 – Kieryn Williams: Mozart ($15), Last Words ($2), Bogo ($2)
45 – Bethany Windham: Last Words ($2), Bogo ($2)
46 – Matthew Welsh: Last Words ($2), Bogo ($2), 18V rep ($10)
47 – Jade Yi: Last Words ($2), Bogo ($2)

61 – Avryee Linkous: Mozart ($15)
63 – Taylor Mathis: Mozart ($15)

81 – Ashley Chambers: Britten ($10)
82 – Luiza DeAbreu: Britten ($10), black folder ($10)
85 – Shaunya Evans: Mozart ($15), black folder ($10)
87 – Tylandra Wesley: Britten ($10)
90 – Tatianna Carter: Mozart ($15), Black Folder ($10)
99 – Brittany St. Rachan: Britten ($10), Mozart ($15), Black folder ($10)
103 – Kat Warren: Britten ($10)

120 – Teyla DeBose: Mozart ($15)
125 – Angelica Florence: Mozart ($15)
129 – Karriem Hinds: Mozart ($15)
134 – Emma Justice: Mozart ($15)
153 – Shyger Smith: Mozart ($15)
162 – Jasmine Walker: Mozart ($15)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Vocal Juries 2014

Vocal juries for students in Repertory Chorus & Vocal Concentration will be held after school on May 5, 7, 8 & 12. Sign ups will be posted in the vocal room on Monday, April 28.

VC & RC Schedule

Vocal juries for students in Chamber Chorus will be held during class on May 5, 6 & 7. Sign ups will also be posted in the vocal room on April 28.

CC Schedule

***Please consult your calendar BEFORE signing up for a jury time!! Once you sign up, if you cannot make that time, it is up to YOU to find someone to switch with you!!!***

Your jury will be worth 90 points total, broken down into the following categories:

1. Solo art song (20 points)

2. Sung scales (9 points)

3. 2 Sightsinging examples (20 points)

*4. Piano (20 points) - given in class during the week of May 5.

*5. Written test (21 points) - given in all classes on Friday, May 9.

*Piano & written test material will vary according to class.

VC Expectations

RC3 Expectations

RC4 Expectations

Nel Cor High Key

Nel Cor Low Key

Nel Cor Trans & IPA

All State Terms 9/10th Grades

All State Terms 11/12th grades

Sightsinging packet

Another sightsinging packet

Yet another sightsinging packet

If you get through all of those SS exercises, try this website: http://thesightreadingproject.com/home/