MCCL is eager to connect with singers and families for the 2020-2021 choir season! We recognize more than ever the importance of music, community, and faith. As in-person singing performances and rehearsals around the world are on hiatus, MCCL is re-envisioning choral training and will offer a fall semester full of innovative music learning with COVID-19 safety guidelines in place.
Our flexible semester will include modified in-person rehearsals (primarily outside) and a “reimagined” fall concert.
The MCCL 2020 fall semester will focus on three music components:
- Vocal Instruction Instruction will occur primarily in smaller groups within each choir. In addition, MCCL will add a new opportunity for each singer to work with a director for focused vocal coaching in pairs.
- Rhythm Guided by the directors as well as guest clinicians, students will explore rhythm through African drum circles, body percussion, sign language, and movement.
- Music Creation and Composition Singers will dig deeper into the “what” and “why” of our fall repertoire by:
- Interacting with professional musicians such as composers Andrew Peterson (Is He Worthy?) and Randall Goodgame (Slugs and Bugs), percussionist and educator Matthew Woodson, and professor of African drumming Tammi Hessen
- Exploring the layers and components of how music is written
- Experiencing the beauty and complexity of music from around the world
The fall semester will culminate in an exciting one-of-a-kind “reimagined” concert showcase following COVID-19 safety guidelines! The focus on in-depth skill training will build a strong musical foundation for the second semester’s repertoire and—we hope!—a spring concert series and summer tour.
We look forward to making music together! Rehearsals and classes begin on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. Registration is due by Wednesday, August 19. Register at: www.mennonitechildrenschoir.org/join/register/