This blog is kept as a service to the Gifford Community by Jack Senzig. As for all social media, only adults and children 13 years old and older should be using this blog. You use this blog and all links found on it at your own risk. The items posted here represent thoughts and opinions of Jack Senzig and may not represent RUSD, Gifford School or Our Musical Life Inc. That said this blog is available to organize all choir information and will not contain any non choir/arts related information. Parents may want to read the following article on Reputation.com to inform themselves about internet use for children: http://www.reputation.com/reputationwatch/articles/should-your-kids-use-social-media
1. To instill in our children a love of music, a feeling of belonging, a sense of altruism and a desire to participate in the arts throughout their lives.
2. To give our children the musical skills and vocal technique to be leaders in their present and future ensembles.
3. Through local performance and internet posting, help our children lead others to participate in the arts.
4. To assist in the creation and performance of new music for children’s choirs.
Jack Senzig is the founder of Our Musical Life Inc. ,co-director of Children’s Choir of teh Internet and a vocal music teacher at Gifford School in Racine, WI. Mr. Senzig has learned to market his ensembles successfully online and has directed many viral choir videos such as Kids Sing Portal “Still Alive”, A Christmas Trololo, The Six Days of Minecraft and Cloud Cult Cover Chemicals Collide: Best Rainstorm Made By People.
Mr. Senzig is the director of the Gifford Children’s Choir, which he led to become the second most watched elementary school choir in the world on YouTube. His choirs’ performances have been shown and written about on scores of websites and other media such as G4 TV, Know Your Meme, the Escapist Magazine, Hypervocal, Kotaku, Time Magazine, WIRED, The Tanooki, Racine Journal Times and made it to the front page of Reddit and Digg. Mr. Senzig’s choirs’ videos have received over 3 million views, 50 YouTube honors and been watched in 211 of the 269 countries of the world. Jack Senzig was invited by the directors of America’s Got Talent to audition for Season 8 with a choir. He also had a producer of the shows Being Human and Wife Swap attempt to pitch a show about his choirs to the networks. In 2013 Jack collaborated with the experimental rock band Cloud Cult on their album Love. His choir can be heard on the track The Show Starts Now.
ChoralNet is the largest network of choral directors, composers and choirs on the web. Jack served on the 7 member advising board, and wrote a weekly blog for the website for several years. The Composers of Choral Music Community became the most active group on ChoralNet under his leadership. Jack created a marketplace for the display of the best works of his 400+ members. Jack led composition contests and collaborated with Linda Marcus (River in Judea), Ken Matejka, and Robert Ross to compose a song called Unfinished Melodies in memory of those lost at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT. In 2011 Jack Senzig was the target of a nationwide political cyber-bullying attack so check the source of what you read about him.
Jack Senzig is available for hire as a choral clinician, choral/vocal composer, lyricist, poet, political songwriter and lecturer on Internet use by public employees.