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Women’s Chorus Member Has a Big Dream

Our member features continue.  Stay connected with us to ‘meet’ people in our community dedicated to song…

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Excellent music making, sisterhood, and personal fulfillment

This is the first in our series of member features. Over the next year we plan on introducing some of our members so that you have a chance to ‘meet’ people in our community dedicated to song and enjoy their stories… When I graduated from Michigan State University with my music education degree, I was […]

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The Heart of Vocal Harmony

Music is an emotional medium, yet we often spend rehearsal time in our choirs focused on notes, rhythms, and precision, rarely addressing the meaning of the music, says arranger and producer Deke Sharon. In the new book The Heart of Vocal Harmony: Emotional Expression in Group Singing, Sharon puts the process of delivering an emotionally compelling performance front and center.

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Children & Music: Benefits of Music In Child Development

Singing and music play an important role in our culture. You’ll find music present in many aspects of our lives: theater, television, movies, worship, holidays, celebrations, and government and military ceremonies. At home, music can become part of our family culture – a natural part of our everyday experiences.

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2017 Dr. Marilyn S. Jones Vocal Scholarship Competition

We had a wonderful turnout for the 2017 Dr. Marilyn S. Jones Vocal Scholarship Competition and are proud to announce this year’s winners. 1st place Kaitlyn Wiegand, Junior from Brighton High School 2nd place Riley Williams, Senior from Brighton High School 3rd place Angelina Mason, Junior from Brighton High School

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Singing Changes Your Brain

As the popularity of group singing grows, science has been hard at work trying to explain why it has such a calming yet energizing effect on people. What researchers are beginning to discover is that singing is like an infusion of the perfect tranquilizer, the kind that both soothes your nerves and elevates your spirits.

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All Together Now: Singing is Good for Your Body and Soul

As scientists show that choir practice is healthier than yoga, Sarah Rainey – who does both – praises the power of song After years of singing in the shower and warbling my way through karaoke duets, 18 months ago I finally joined a choir. Every Thursday evening, I head to a church hall in Marylebone, […]

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11 Surprising Health Benefits of Singing

Singing brings joy to many people – but did you know that your passion for singing can lead to other surprising benefits? Consider all the health benefits of singing and you’ll never want to sit silent ever again! Physical Benefits Singing strengthens the immune system: According to research conducted at the University of Frankfurt, singing boosts […]

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