IASAS Music Cultural Convention is being held at Taipei American School from Feb. 29 – March 4. ISM Music delegates perform in one of the following categories: Band, Strings, Vocal or Piano. Each delegate performs a solo piece as well as part of an ensemble. Piano delegates take on the role of accompanists for solo and ensemble perfomers. The 27 ISM music delegates will be performing their solo and ensemble pieces this week as a preview before going to the Cultural Convention. Previews will be held in the LT on Wednesday, Feb. 22 and Friday, Feb. 24 at 5 pm. Please download the attached PDf file to obtain more information regarding which pieces are being performed and when each student or ensemble is scheduled to take the stage. We look forward to seeing you in the Little Theater this week. Admission is free.
Indulto: an original play by Tami Monsod and members of the ensemble. “A woman (torera) in the bullring is rare. Equally rare is the act of indulto. the “pardoning” or sparing the life of an etraordinary noble bull (toro) that charges bravely, honestly and tirelessly. It is a great honor for a torero to fight a bull that is awarded indulto. – from the program notes for Indulto
It is Cul Con time again! “Cul Con” stands for IASAS Cultural Convention and it is one of the highlights of the year for ISM’s Fine and Performing Arts students. This year “Cul Con” has taken on a new format with the traditional 2 conventions being divided into 3 separate celebrations of student artistic and speaking achievement at 3 separate IASAS Schools.
IASAS Music: Taipai American School
IASAS Dance, Drama and Art: International School Bangkok
IASAS Debate and Forensics: Singapore American School
In preparation for travelling to Cul Con events, the Dance, Drama and Music delegates will be holding previews Feb. 22-25.
Music Previews: Feb. 22 & 24 at 5 pm in the LT
Dance and Drama Previews: Feb 23 at 5 pm and Feb. 25 at 3 pm in the FAT.
Art Exhibition: Feb. 20-25 in the FAT lobby
Original Oratory: Feb. 20 & 27 at 3 pm in room 2047
Debate: Feb. 20 and 22 at 3 pm in room 2052
Extemporaneous: Feb. 24 at 3 pm in room 3011
(by Audrey M)
ISM High School Visual Arts students are invited to apply to be one of 5 art delegates to represent ISM as outstanding ambassadors at this year’s IASAS Cultural Convention held in at International School Bangkok from Wednesday, February 29th – Sunday March 4th 2012.
ISM will select 25 artworks to send to IASAS Dance, Drama and Art Cultural Convention at ISB. 5 ISM art students will be selected as delegates to represent the whole body of work to the Cultural Convention delegation. Delegates will be expected to speak knowledgebly about the entire ISM collection.
The selection process for the delegates will be based on the quality of application received as well as the desire to put together a group of 5 art students who best represent the wonderful diversity of our ISM Art program. At the convention, delegates will participate in creating an integrated Exhibition composed of the works sent from each of the IASAS schools. Delegates will also take part in workshops/master classes both on the ISB campus and possibly (depending onthe flooding situation) in a site specific location.
Please complete this online application. The deadline is Monday, 12th December, 12noon.
Please see Mr. Kucharski or Ms. Barton for more information.
164 delegates from 11 International Schools in 8 different countries came together at ISM this past weekend for the first ever paperless IASAS MUN conference. It was a wonderful weekend filled with passionate debates, frantic placard waving, resolution writing, surprising superlatives, classy business attire and hilarious analogies. These elements are all characteristic of a typical MUN conference, however, one thing was missing – the note passing and piles of paper generated from writing, editing and re-writing speeches and resolutions. ISM went completely paperless with each delegate accessing all necessary documents via USB and the IASAS MUN website. “Notes” were passed between students via Skype rather than in the hands of Pages and the whole event was documented- live- on the comMUNism (COMmunications of MUN at ISM ) website and Twitter feed. The comMUNism site recorded over 27, 000 hits as of 8 am on Sunday morning, indicating that MUN supporters from all over the world were checking in with us to see how the debates and resolutions unfolded over the weekend. Congratulations to the ISM MUN team and directors for organising a wonderful conference. If you couldn’t be here with us, or didn’t know about comMunism, hop over to the site to get caught up on what you missed.
Week of November 7 to 11
Round One: Tuesday Nov. 8, Thursday, Nov. 10 and Friday Nov. 11; 2:35 to 3:15 in Mr. Hutchinson’s room. (3011)
Sign up for a 10 minute slot for one of those days. Sign-up sheet is on Mr. Hutch’s door.
Week of Nov 14 to 18
Round Two: Tuesday, November 15 and Thursday November 17. 2:35 to 4:15.
Selected students will attend one of these days, which Mr. Hutch will assign after speaking to them. Initial cuts will be made after this round. *Note: if you are involved in IASAS MUN you should make arrangements to have your Round 2 try out scheduled around your MUN commitments.
Week of Nov 21 to 25
Final Round: Tuesday, Nov. 22 and Thursday, Nov. 24. 2:35 to 4:15. (Remaining students will attend both days)
See Mr. Hutch for more information.
All aspiring IASAS Drama performers please take note:
IASAS Drama auditions have been advanced to November 14 from 3:15 to 5pm at the FAT, with callbacks on Nov. 15 from 3 to 5pm at the AMR. As per new IASAS rules, a maximum of eight actors will be chosen. The piece is a stylized exploration into the journey of a male/female bullfighter (so do not expect a mechanized animal onstage.) As this will be jointly devised by cast and director, those who audition are requested to research bullfighting practices, choreographic movements, and male/female viewpoints. Casting is based on vocal and physical expression, improvisation, and ability to work with others. Bring your preparation, creativity, and energy! AND…a large jacket or piece of fabric that can represent a bullfighter’s cape. 🙂 Ms. Mons
Forensics and Debate team aspirants are eligible to audition for the play, provided they understand that if cast in the play and selected for a Forensics/debate team they must make a quick choice between activities. Drama and Forensics/Debate coaches should be consulted prior to the audition.
Second and third season athletes will not be able to audition.
Please see Ms. Monsod if you require more information.
Sign up for your Audition on the Audition Board behind the FAT.
Updates have been made to the IASAS Music Audition dates. Please see below. For more information on the auditions, please see the IASAS coach for that group or visit the original post HERE. Audition times and locations are also posted on the FAO Google Calendar.
The 3 pianists will be serve as accompanists for ISM ensembles and soloists as well as be adjudicated as soloists themselves.
Auditions for each of the Music Ensembles will be held at the following times.
Band: Round 1: September 29 and 30. See Mr. Nazareno for details or check out his blog.
Round 2: October 17 and 18.
Strings: November 3 and 4. See Mr. Odendaal for details or check out his blog for more details
Vocal: October 19: 3pm to 5pm and October 20 2:45 – 4:30 in 1128 (Ms. Hausman’s room).
Piano: October 12 and 13. Sign up on the Audition board behind the FAT or see Mrs. Gander for more information.
All Audition information can also be found on the FAO Google Calendar
The IASAS Forensics and Debate Cultural Convention will be held at Singapore American School March 1-4, 2012. The Debate and Forensics Delegation is composed of the following teams:
Parliamentary Debate: 3-6 students ( 3 Speakers and up to 3 researchers. )
Original Oratory: 3 speakers
Oral Interpretation: 3 speakers
Extemporaneous Speaking: 3 speakers
Impromptu Speaking: 3 speakers.
Students may try out for more than one event, as crossovers are permitted, however, this arrangement us purely at the ISM Coachs’ discretion.
Try out information is as follows. All dates are also posted on the FAO calendar on the Calendar tab at the top left of this page.
OI: Prepared reading of a selection poetry and/or prose that has recognized literary merit. 4:50 – 7:10 in Length
- Ms. Arndt’s Room (2053)
- Info Session: Oct 11. 3:00 pm
- Round 1: November 9&10. 3:00 pm
- Round 2: November 24. 3:00 pm
OO: Original Persuasive Oration on a topic of delegate’s choice. 4:50 – 7:10 in length.
- Ms. Thompson’s Room (2047)
- Info Session: October 18. 3:00 pm
- Round 1: November 8
- Round 2: November 22
Impromptu: Speaker has 60 seconds to select and plan an original speech on one of two topics. 2:50 – 5:10.
- Mr. Cook’s Room (2063)
- Info Session: go and see Mr. Cook for more info
- Try outs: November 7 &8
Extemp: Topics shall be chosen from current events of political, economic, social and cultural importance. 4:14 – 7:50
- Mr Hutchison’s Room (3011)
- Round One: Tuesday Nov. 8, Thursday, Nov. 10 and Friday Nov. 11; 2:35 to 3:15
- Round Two: Tuesday, November 15 and Thursday November 17. 2:35 to 4:15.
- Final Round: Tuesday, Nov. 22 and Thursday, Nov. 24. 2:35 to 4:15.
- More information on process here
Parliamentary Debate: modified from the Asian Parliamentary Debate Association.
- Mr. Curry’s Room
- November 16, 18 and 23. 3:00 pm
- See Mr. Curry for more details.