DIRECTORS: Jeffrey Zurkan and Betsy Graham Marsh
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Grades 2 - 9
REHEARSALS: Weekly; September – May (see below for additional information)
PERFORMANCES: Winter and spring concerts held at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
(see below for actual concert dates and times)
REGISTRATION FEE: Junior $210; Senior $230; Troubadours $250
Experience the joys of music-making in a county-wide choral program. Macomb Children’s Chorus is comprised of three choirs: Junior, Senior, Troubadours. Singers are placed on the basis of their musical ability and their motivation to learn and work at singing. The intent of the Children's Chorus is to enhance and expand upon the musical opportunities that the children receive in their school and church choirs by providing additional instruction and experiences.
Rehearsals emphasize the development of musicianship and vocal technique. Through the study of the highest quality music literature, the singers develop musical artistry, poise, confidence, discipline and an understanding and love of the art of music.
Junior: Tuesday, 5:50pm-7:00pm
Senior: Tuesday, 7:15pm-845pm
Troubadours: Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm
2013 - 2014 Concerts
Winter Concert: Monday, December 2, 2013 at 7:30pm
Spring Concert: Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7:30pm
This is a ticketed event, $7, $5 student/senior
The directors have a passion for teaching children to sing and inspire the chorus with their love of music. Both have directed singers of all ages in the more than 20 years' experience in music education.
Jeffrey Zurkan, Director - Junior and Senior Choirs
Betsy Graham Marsh, Director - Troubadours
586.286.2044 or e-mail ArtsEducation@macomb.edu.
About the Director, Jeffrey Zurkan
Jeffrey has a passion for teaching children to sing and sharing his love of music with them. He has taught all ages of students throughout his 20 years in music education. For the last 18 year he has been the vocal music director at Hart Middle School in Rochester, Michigan. Under his direction, the choirs, ensembles, and soloists from hart have consistently received superior ratings at MSVMA Festivals. Many of his students have gone on to study music at the collegiate level, winning numerous awards. Jeffrey has earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Michigan, a Master of Arts degree in Music Education from the University of St. Thomas (MN), and an Education Specialist degree in School Administration from Oakland University. In 2000, he was named Educator of the Year in Oakland County by the Michigan Association of Middle School Educators.