Archives for September 2012

Post-Secondary Information Night for Parents of Students in Grade 12

Just a reminder that there will be a presentation for parents on the Post-Secondary application process.   This will be taking place on Monday, September 24th in the library, beginning promptly at 7 pm and ending at 8:15. 


Stratford Trip – Music Theatre/Dance

A reminder to all students/parents to return the permission form ASAP to either department ACL. Students who have not yet received a form should see the ACL immediately. The bus will depart at 8:30am sharp on Friday this week. Only students who have returned the permission form will be permitted on the bus. Please return the form no later than Thursday this week.

Splash Show Choir 2012-2013

Congratulations to all of the singers and dancers who auditioned for Splash! ESA certainly has an overwhelming number of talented triple threat performers! The Company list will be posted Monday at lunch, with rehearsals commencing this week Tues/Thurs 3:30 – 6:30pm. Thank you again to all those who auditioned.

Chamber Choir Call Backs

Chamber Choir Call Backs will be on Tuesday at lunch with Ms. Warnock. The list will be posted Monday morning on the Music Theatre bulletin board. Call Back music may be picked up in the Music Theatre Office. Good luck!

Over The Rainbow

ESA is bursting with excitement! TheToronto Star announced the top 10 girls on Saturday and Jessie Munro made the top 10!!!!
The TV show aired last night at 800 PM and Jessie was amazing! Visit the CBC website and VOTE Jessie. Congratulations to Malindi Ayienga for making the top 20 as well, and to both of you for representing Toronto and ESA so brilliantly!<

Upcoming Events



Sept 21            F.T. Senior Music Students to Main Reference Library PM (BEN)

Sept 21-22       F.T. Gr 9/10 Music Theatre & Dance @ Stratford Festival (AIK/FRI/KAM/WOL/AMB/WAR)  

Sept 27            F.T. Stratford Festival All Day (BRA/TIN)

Sept 28-30       F.T. Music Camp Kandalore (PER/BET/BEN)



Open House – Grade 8 Info Day for Students

   Etobicoke School of the Arts




1:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

This program is for students and teachers only. Students must register with their elementary

school guidance counsellors.



6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Students currently in Grades 9, 10 and 11 are also welcome to attend.

First Arts Performance – 6:15 p.m.

Repeat Arts Performance – 7:30 p.m.

For more information visit

Ward Forum Tuesday October 16, 2012

 Please find attached an invitation to Trustee Gough’s first Ward Forum of the year. Ward Council Oct 2012 Ad

It will be held in the Library of John English JMS on Tuesday October 16 at 7 p.m. All parents are welcome. Child care will be provided. Please register by phone (416 393 1972) or email at [email protected].

Dr. Chris Spence will be the keynote speaker discussing the role of parents within the Vision Of Hope for the TDSB.


Open Jar Institute Workshop / Auditions

ALL Music Theatre students participating in the Open Jar Workshop on Friday, Sept 14 MUST register for the class AND to audition. Please go on-line to register ASAP.–ON.html

Jeff Whiting from Broadway is looking forward to working with you all on Friday!

Private Vocal Coach – Marianne Derow has returned to Toronto!

The Art of Healthy Singing

Marianne Derow

Always wanted to work on your voice, but didn’t know where to begin?

Whether you want to develop a versatile singing voice, a more confident speaking voice, a free voice for the stage or just have fun, Voxworx Studio is the place for you! You will be taught in a healthy way where you will learn the proper use and care of your voice. Learn how to sing in a variety of styles, to develop a relaxed voice for presentations and lectures or to develop a free voice relating to the text for the actor in you.

In the studio, my focus is on helping you to develop a strong foundation in vocal technique with a clear understanding of how the mechanics of producing sound works. The act of singing/speaking is a physical one and needs to be approached in a healthy way. My number one rule is, “if it hurts, stop!” I’ll help you find all the ways of using your voice that won’t hurt and will take you to new and exciting heights. Contact: Marianne Derow (former teacher ESA Music Theatre Dept)

18 Billingham Road
Toronto, Ontario M9B 3X1
Mobile: (647) 924-7484
Email: [email protected]

DancESAtion Auditions!

DancESAtion auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 12 from 3:30-6:00 p.m. in D1. DancESAtion rehearses from 3:30-6:00 every Monday and Wednesday until the second week of May. Students must also be available from April 22-May 3 incl. for Dance Night rehearsals and performances.



Attention all female athletes:

The third and final tryout for the girls basketball team will be Tuesday Sept 11 from 3:30 – 5:00 in the gym. This is the last chance for all interested girls whether they have attended one of the earlier tryouts or not. Please see Mr. Payne or Ms. Spiczynski for details, forms are available on the gym bulletin board.