As explained in a previous post, at the beginning of every program we create a group contract. For our February Break Voice Intensive program teens had three questions to answer to help them form their contract items.

  1. What do you love about music.singing/performance? Why is it important to you? Why is it important for these things to exist?
  2. What do you need from the group and yourself this week to experience what you love about music?
  3. What do you plan to bring/give to the group this week?

Each teen gets the chance to read their contract item out loud to the group

“I want people to feel open to sharing their feelings” “Be KIND to the space we are in!” “Be KIND to each other!”

“Kindness to others” “Calm surroundings” “Music is important to me because it feels like my safe place, it feels like music is the only thing that truly understands me and my feelings”