Ensembles offer individuals an opportunity to make music while learning about the music they are performing. Participants learn the importance of good listening skills and how to be sensitive to the total musical composition. The ensembles will perform for selected community events and will participate in two concerts per year for the general community. In addition to the ensembles listed here, we anticipate small ensembles will evolve out of the various instrumental studios which, in turn, may evolve into larger, combined ensembles.
ProMusic Choristers Training Choir . . .
for children in grades 3 - 5, is designed to prepare them for entering the Choristers Touring Choir when they have met vocal, musical and behavioral requirements. They may be in the Training Choir for one to three years. Students will learn basic singing skills including posture, breathing and clear diction, and basic musicianship skills while studying and performing literature of various styles. They will perform on the ProMusic fall and spring concerts.
Conductor: Dr. Gayla Turk
Call 252-291-3386 for entrance audition information
September 11, 2014 - May 21, 2015
Thursdays 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
ProMusic Choristers Touring Choir . . .
is a choir for children in grades 5 - 12. A major goal is to develop refined singing technique, musicianship skills and performance skills while learning and performing high quality literature. In addition to performing for special community events and presenting two community concerts per year, the choir travels on a biennial out-of-state tour and periodically makes CD recordings. In July 2012, the choir toured Ireland performing in medieval churches and castles. This tour was so successful that the choir has been invited to tour Austria July 7-16, 2015.
Conductor: Dr. Gayla Turk
Entrance is by audition only - auditions are on-going until all positions are filled.
Weekly rehearsals August - June. Additional rehearsals are scheduled as needed in preparation for the tour.
Tuesdays 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Tuition - $300.00
Charming Chimers . . .
is an ensemble for senior citizens playing tone chimes. This is an instrument similar to hand bells. There is no need to read music - the director points and the player rings her/his tone chime. The group performs at nursing homes, assisted living centers, churches, etc. The group provides excellent fellowship and mental stimulation as well as good wrist exercise!
September 3, 2014 - May 20, 2015
Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Tuition: a tax-deductible donation to the annual fund.