ProMusica Arizona is offering weekly online classes, including choral techniques, 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 7-Oct. 12, and instrumental techniques (strings and woodwinds), 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 8-29.
Participants will receive professional instruction from Patti Graetz, ProMusica Arizona’s artistic director/principal conductor, and Meghan Ruel, ProMusica Arizona’s concertmaster.
Both the choral and instrumental classes will be offered via private Facebook groups, and the sessions will be recorded so participants can go back to review them later. The choral class also will be open to in-person participation for a limited number of singers. State-mandated social distancing and other COVID-related precautions will be followed. In-person choral classes will be held at Crosswinds Presbyterian Church in north Phoenix.
A $45 registration fee covers all choral or instrumental class sessions.
Visit PMAZ.org to register.
The 2019-20 season marks ProMusica Arizona’s 17th performance year. The chorale and orchestra perform a wide variety of repertoire from classical to popular, including major works and concert versions of musicals. Performances often include visual elements, soloists, and actors to enhance the concert experience. The multi-generational chorale and orchestra consists of volunteer community members, supplemented with professional performers, as needed. Community musicians perform alongside professionals in concerts throughout the season.
With almost 100 singers and instrumentalists ranging in age from mid-teens to early-80s, ProMusica Arizona has performed over 175 times for more than 131,000 people in venues across the Valley.
ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is a member of Chorus America, League of American Orchestras, Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Citizens for the Arts, and West Valley Arts Council.
ProMusica Arizona is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.