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The School of Musical Fish

“The School of Musical Fish”, a musical for children, will be held as a Summer Intensive at Spirit of the Desert Retreat in Carefree, Arizona, June 17th through 20th. The intensive is sponsored by Kiwanis of Carefree for students attending Jubilate Conservatory of Music. The intensive will include beginning percussion class, beginning recorder class, chorus and singing all levels and ages, strings, acting, set construction, and costuming, and is open to all children in the community ages six through seventeen.

Narrated by a lobster, the pitfalls of self-centered thinking are explored in this story which takes place at the bottom of the sea. Students will sing, act, and provide their own orchestra in this fast-track production. Jubilate Conservatory instructors Laya Field, Sonja Prychitko, Harrison Cole, Bella Schwerin, and Cordi DeDecker will come together for four mornings to create a musical performance in the afternoon on Thursday, June 20th from 2:00-3:00pm.

Violin, viola, and cello students interested in being a part of the orchestra must be able to read music and play notes on their instrument in first position. Parent volunteers, helping with setup, breakdown, and room monitoring, are an important aspect of the intensive. In the case of children who are still learning to focus, parents will be asked to remain nearby during the course. A sign-up sheet for parent volunteering will be available for parents at registration.

Registration fee is $65.00 per student thanks to the generous support of Kiwanis of Carefree. Space will be limited. Early registration is advised. To register, contact Laya Field at 480-993-6147 or to sign up for this course.

The performance is open to the public! Donations will be asked at the door with a suggested donation of $2.00 per child (no charge for children under three) and $5.00 per adult. Larger tax-deductible donations will also be accepted at the door which will go to support the free Saturday Music Classes offered to children in the community by Jubilate Conservatory of Music throughout the year and are very much appreciated.






Summer Intensive Schedule: June 17, 18, 19, 20

*All rehearsals and the final performance will take place at the

Spirit of the Desert Retreat in Carefree, Arizona


Monday, June 17, 2024

 9:00am - 10:00am All Cast and Parent Meeting

10:00am - 12:00pm Starfish

10:00am - 1:00pm All Ages

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

    9:00am - 9:30am All Cast Meeting

9:30am - 11:30am Starfish

9:30am - 1:00pm All Ages


Wednesday, June 19, 2024

    9:00am - 9:30am All Cast Meeting

9:30am - 11:30am Starfish

9:30am - 1:00pm All Ages

Thursday, June 20, 2024

    9:00am - 9:30am All Cast and Parent Meeting

9:30am - 11:00am Starfish

1:00pm - 4:00pm Starfish

9:30am - 4:00pm All Ages

2:00pm - 3:00pm All Cast Performance

3:00 - 4:00pm All Cast Party and Clean-up

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