Children's Choir Announcements

Want to join the Children's Choir?
Auditions will be held SEPTEMBER 11 & 13, 2012

Students entering grades K to 9 this fall who love to sing and want to improve their abilities are invited to particiate in NMC's award-winning Children's Choir. Auditions will be held beginning at 6 p.m. on Sept. 11 & 13 in the Fine Arts Building at NMC. Students will be asked to sing the first verse of "America the Beautiful". Music and accompaniment will be provided.

Interested families should call (231) 995-1700 to schedule an audition time.

Students entering Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade are eligible for our non-audition Ensembles. Call Extended Education at (231) 995-1700 for enrollment information.

 

Mr. Jeffrey Cobb appointed as the new Artistic Director, Conductor and Manager for the NMC Children's Choir

 

Fall 2011 – The Directors of the NMC Children's Choir Program are elated to announce the appointment of Mr. Jeffrey Cobb as the Conductor of the Chamber and Concert Choirs and Artistic Director. He brings a rich and successful history of choral artistry. We have every confidence that his expertise will take the Children's Choir program to new levels. Please join us in a warm welcome for Mr. Jeffrey Cobb. Mr. Cobb’s bio follows:

Jeffrey Cobb lives and works in Traverse City, Michigan. He holds a M.M. in Choral Conducting from Oakland University and a B.M. in Music Education from Western Michigan University. Jeffrey is currently the Director of Music at T.C. Central United Methodist Church, and an active guest conductor and clinician throughout the state of Michigan. Jeffrey has held positions at Traverse City Central High School, Interlochen Arts Camp, Judson ISD in San Antonio, Texas; Parchment Schools in Parchment, Michigan; and the Leysin American School in Leysin, Switzerland. Choirs under his direction have toured throughout Michigan, Texas, New York, Salzburg and Vienna and have been invited to perform at State and National Conferences including the Michigan Music Conference, the Michigan Youth Arts Festival, and the ACDA National Convention.
 
In addition to his work as a conductor, Jeffrey is also a regularly commissioned composer. His pieces have won several awards including honors from the Ithaca Choir Composition Contest, the New York Virtuoso Singers Choral Composition Contest, the Vanguard Premieres Choral Composition Contest, the Summit Chorale’s Composition Contest, and the Outside the Bachs International Choral Music Competition. His choral works are published through G. Schirmer, Santa Barbara Music, Walton Music and Roger Dean Publishing. Jeffrey often combines two of his favorite disciplines: teaching students about composition and improvisation while involving them in the process of composing during a commissioning project. His arrangements and original compositions are regularly performed by college ensembles, community groups and high school ensembles throughout the United States, and in locales afar including Columbia, the Netherlands, Sri Lanka, and Belarus. Jeffrey is also a sought after composer and arranger in other genres. His music can be heard on several television series, radio spots, and in television advertisements.

NMC Children's Choir Directors: Jeffrey Cobb, David and Mary Parrish, Todd Vipond, Stephanie Schall-Brazee

Consults: Mark and Barbara Puchala (Retired)


NMC maintains a phone message system for weather-related cancellations; when Children Choir rehearsals are rescheduled due to inclement weather, info will be updated at (231) 995-1718.

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