seeking new singers

Valencia Community College’s chorus groups are looking for new members for the summer term. Opportunities are available to anyone with an interest in singing, regardless of previous musical training.

Participants must enroll at Valencia and will receive one hour of college credit for each group/course they join. The course fee is $87.36. Seniors over age 59 and dual-enrollment students can join for free.

There are two opportunities available:

Voices of Valencia’s “The A Cappella Experiment”

Voices of Valencia is a nonprofessional community/student choral ensemble. This summer, the group will explore the various genres of mixed men’s and ladies’ a cappella singing. Anyone who is interested in learning more about a cappella music is invited to join. No auditions are required.

To be a part of this group, participants must register for the Valencia course MUN 1311, CRN # 31073 and show up the first night. The group will meet every Tuesday night, beginning May 11, at 7 p.m. on Valencia’s East Campus. 

Valencia A Cappella Chorale

The Valencia A Cappella Chorale performs the same scores as Epcot’s Voices of Liberty. Derric Johnson, writer/director/producer for the Voices of Liberty, serves as a mentor for the Valencia A Cappella Chorale and James Jones is the director. Mr. Jones has trained alongside Danny Murray, the director of the Voices of Lee, who were recently featured on NBC’s “Sing Off.”

Auditions are required. Those who audition must be prepared to sing 16 bars of an up-tempo piece, as well as a ballad. To be a part of the group, participants must register for the Valencia course MUS 2930, CRN # 31075. The group will meet every Monday night, beginning May 10, at 7 p.m. on Valencia’s East Campus. 

Audition dates:

Friday, April 9, 2010 
7 – 9:45 p.m.
Valencia’s East Campus
Building 3, room 124

Friday, April 23, 2010 
7 – 9:45 p.m.
Valencia’s West Campus
Building 5, room 111

Valencia’s East Campus is located at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail in Orlando. The West Campus is located at 1800 S. Kirkman Road in Orlando.

For more information about either of these groups, please contact Mr. James Jones at jjones2@atlas.valenciacc.edu.

Source: Marketing & Strategic Communication, 407-582-1778

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