JubiLee

Jubilee strives to educate its members on musicality and performance skills. In addition, we provide an artistic outlet for women that may not have time to participate in an academic music course. This allows us to touch a diverse group of women and the group complements their studies at W&L. We are the only W&L a cappella group that arranges their own music. The finished product of our work lets us perform and share our music with the community.

Contact: Madeleine Sullivan '16 and Katie Balistreri '16

Constitution

Mission Statement

Jubilee strives to educate its members on musicality and performance skills. In addition, we provide an artistic outlet for women that may not have time to participate in an academic music course. This allows us to touch a diverse group of women and the group complements their studies at W&L. We are the only W&L a cappella group that arranges their own music. The finished product of our work lets us perform and share our music with the community.

Requirements for Membership

All members are evaluated by a competitive audition process that includes sight-singing, pitch-memory, ear-testing, and solo a cappella singing. The current members discuss every audition and the group as a whole chooses new members. All members are expected to attend frequent rehearsals and performances around campus.

JubiLee's Contribution to W&L and the community

JubiLee performs at several events around campus throughout the entire academic year. We are asked to provide entertainment for a range of school-sponsored events including first-year orientation barbeque and multiple alumni events. Additionally, we support many other W&L clubs on campus by performing at their events, such as Relay for Life, Chi-O Chili Cook Off, Rock Against Rape, to name a few. Along with the other a cappella groups, we provide a free and fun event for students to bring their parents to on Parents' Weekend, as well as a free winter concert in commons.

JubiLee Leadership

President: Plans and leads rehearsals with 20 members, collaborating with music director on group decisions, Coordinates and manages group's finances, organizes and advertises concerts and communicates with community event-planners
Music Director: arranges and teaches new music, runs rehearsals, selects soloists, gives pitch at performances, and generally oversees all musical aspects of the group.
Election Process: Members nominate themselves or others for the presidential election. After nomination, group members will vote and the candidate with the most votes becomes president. Those interested in becoming music director submit an application to the current leaders who then choose the incoming music director based on their music experience.