Posted by Jordan Bell, Assistant Publicity Manager on March 20, 2013 at 17:49
The Brother’s in Song Program was an initiative started by the Glee Club to diversify the audience exposed not only to the Glee Club, but also the University of Michigan as a whole. Throughout this program the Glee Club has traveled to schools in Detroit and Chicago, and this year, we will be traveling to Washington D.C.
The Glee Club sends a small group of clubbers to travel to a participating high school, in order to rehearse with the younger students. It certainly provides a great opportunity for mentorship and mutual learning! In the fall 2012, members of the Glee Club traveled twice to the Detroit School of Arts (DSA) to rehearse with Vision, their all-male vocal group. Not only do the participants sing at the rehearsals, but each high school student is also paired with a Glee Club member. The one-on-one interactions provide a more comfortable environment for the high school students. Many ask questions about the Glee Club, the University of Michigan and/or other higher educational opportunities available after graduation. Additionally, students from DSA also asked questions directly to an admissions officer from the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.
As ambassadors of the University, it is the duty to spread the University’s goals of informing regional and national communities about higher educational opportunities. Through the Brother’s in Song Program the Men’s Glee Club has interacted with diverse high school students and encouraged them to think about life after high school graduation. Finally, we are excited to audience the program's next iteration: Los Angeles, California!
Stay tuned for details!