The Clinic Leadership Internship Program Staff is the life blood of the Vivace Workshops. This team of dedicated college students are on call 24 hours a day for the Vivace Camp participants.
The use of the word "Internship" is intentional; being on CLIP staff is ultimately intended to be a learning experience. By assisting with preparation, registration, attendance and supervision CLIP staffers get hands on experience in the administrative aspects of music education.
When there are not logistics to be addressed, CLIP staffers will be in sessions either listening to and learning from the professional clinicians, as well as taking on active teaching roles commensurate with their experience and comfort level.
CLIP staff apply mid winter and are informed of their acceptance mid spring. CLIP staff receive a biweekly newsletter and participate in an online training session occurs in May.
Staff arrive to campus the day before camp begins and live in the dorm and eat in the dining hall during the duration of the workshop. They assist in checking in students and supervising them in the dorms, at meals, between sessions and to medical facilities if need be.
There may be times over the duration of the workshop where the professional staff invites CLIP staff members to participate in teaching basic skills or otherwise participating. When not actively engaged in logistics or instruction, CLIP Staff are encouraged to observe the professional teachers and are given time to take notes and discuss what they noticed.
This is a paid position and housing and meals are included. Vivace does not pay for travel to campus. CLIP staff also receive t-shirts and workbooks depending on the workshop assigned.
- CLIP Staff must have completed at least one year of college band.
- Applications must be completed by April 1st.
- Once accepted, there are 3 background checks that all CLIP staff need to pass and submit their clearances to Vivace. No staff member will be able to attend camp without clearances on file.
- There is also a mandatory 90 minute online training session.
- To be considered for a workshop, a CLIP staff member must be available for the entire duration of the workshop.
- Preference may be given to students who are studying music education or have leadership positions within their band, though it is not a requirement.
CLIP STAFF COORDINATOR
The CLIP staff is coordinated and supervised by Micheal Shoremount. A graduate of West Chester University and a former participant in the Marching Band Workshops Mike is currently the Band Director at Bayard Rustin High School in West Chester Pennsylvania.
PREVIOUS CLIP STAFF HAVE COME FROM THE FOLLOWING SCHOOLS
WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST
PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHAMPAIGN
THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY
JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA