Ms. Fasano is finishing her first year at Mercy and is already preparing for next year. Last year, the Trebelmakers had great success and Ms. Fasano is looking for new talent during this year’s tryouts. I asked her some questions about the upcoming season and here’s what she had to say.
What do the girls learn during the workshops?
They learn a short, minute and a half clip of choreography for their tryouts like a little excerpt of it. Also, they learn a lot about how to look for show choirs like the posture, faces, and all those sorts of things, not just the dance moves. They learn also how to move on the risers, dance on your toes, little things like that.
What happens during the student’s tryout?
They will dance for me and sing a song of their choice and a song I choose so they can all audition on the same song. They also will sing scales so I can learn voice parts
How many students will be accepted into the Trebelmakers?
It depends. I don’t have a specific number, so it will just depend on how many show up who would be really good members.
What are you looking forward to most about the upcoming season?
It’s exciting to start the beginning of the year and to have a new show. Since this will be my second year, I’m looking forward to having more familiarity with everything. There’s the newness of starting a new season which I’m also really excited about. I look forward to choosing a whole new theme and set of songs.
What do you think you will miss most about last this year’s show choir?
I think it’s always going to be one I hold very fondly in my heart because it was my very first group. I will miss the seniors–how they worked very well as a group and how they came together. Some of them took a lot of leadership roles, and as they graduate I will miss the ability and expertise that some of them have from the years they’ve done it.
Ms. Fasano is looking forward to next year and can’t wait to get the new season started. She’s hoping that her second year will be as great as her first and is pumped to meet the new Trebelmakers!
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