The Saginaw Choral Society in partnership with the YMCA of Saginaw are officially bringing back the SCS Youth Choir!
Starting October 7th, 2018 the Saginaw Choral Society in partnership with the YMCA of Saginaw is bringing back the SCS Youth Choir! All children aged 8-15 years old are welcome to join, no audition needed. Rehearsals for Youth Choir are held at the YMCA of Saginaw on Sunday Nights from 3-5pm.
Youth Choir is separated into 3 different eight-week sessions, each concluding with a concert performance. You can sign up for one, two or all three, its up to you! Cost is $50 per session or $110 for all three. (Singers whose families are members of the YMCA will get a discounted tuition)
Concert Dates for the 2018-19 season of Youth Choir are:
Session 1 – December 9th, 2018 (location TBD)
Session 2 – March 3rd, 2019 (location TBD)
Session 3 – May 26th, 2019 (location TBD)
In 2016 the SCS collaborated with our neighboring non-profit, Major Chords for Minors to produce a week-long day camp for 30 students grades 3-9. ChoralPalooza is called a camp for singers, but it is much more. ChoralPalooza has teamed up with the finest teachers and performers in the area so that campers experience the fun of singing together, coupled with exposure to their favorite instruments, and elements of music recording.
Daily sessions in ensemble singing, directed by Jeremiah Kraniak, Choral Society Music Director, teach campers about melody and harmony, good vocal technique, and elements of music notation and theory. Special interest sessions introduce campers at all skill levels to their favorite instruments, solo singing, or accompanying. There is a final performance for families and friends on the last day of camp.
The SCS is very happy to participate in community events and festivals and has consistently performed in Jazz on Jefferson, as well as Saginaw’s P.R.I.D.E. event, Holiday’s in the Heart of the City. Most recently, Music Director, Jeremiah Kraniak have a short music lesson and SCS members sang a production of The Reluctant Dragon at the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum.
SCS looks forward to an exciting season finale in 2018-2019 with a collaborative concert with the SVSU Concert Choir and the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra collectively performing Anton Bruckner’s Te Deum and Ralph Vaughan WIlliams’ Serenade to Music.
In February of 2017, the SCS joined the choirs and orchestra of Central Michigan University to sing Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem in on campus in Mt. Plesant under the direction of Dr. Nina Nash-Robertson.
During our 2015-2016 season, the SCS collaborated with Dr. Kevin Simons and the choirs of Saginaw Valley State University in a concert presented by the SVSU Department of Music, “The Valley Sings.” Among this joint choir of 125 singers, we found 4 faculty and staff, 8 students, and 7 alumni who participate in both organizations.
We concluded the 2015-2016 season with a production of The Wizard of Oz in Concert – a partnership with the SVSU Department of Theater under the theatrical direction of Prof. Ric Roberts, chair.
MPulse Summer Arts Scholarship Opportunity for Bay Area Vocal Students
The Saginaw Choral Society would like to inform students and educators of a scholarship opportunity with the MPluse Summer Performing Arts Institutes. The MPulse Summer program offers nearly 200 high school students an opportunity to gain performance experience under the direction of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater & Dance programs.
Students interested in applying for the summer MPluse program may also apply for the Glen Thomas Rideout Vocal Scholarship. This award will be granted to Vocal Arts student(s) with preference given to candidates from the Saginaw, Bay and Midland counties as recommended by the Saginaw Choral Society.
To be considered for this scholarship, applicants should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting scholarship consideration.