The Art of Music
DIRECTORS: James Pecar
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Grades 3—12
PERFORMANCES: Winter and spring concerts held at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
REGISTRATION FEE: $250
Experience the joy of music-making in a county-wide choral program. The intent of the Macomb Youth 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. The singers of the Macomb Youth Chorus develop musical artistry, poise, confidence, discipline and an understanding and love of the art of music.
Center Campus L Building Room 120 (Enter under the blue awning behind the Macomb Center)
Grades 3-6: Tuesday, 6-7pm
Grades 7-12: Tuesday, 7:15-8:45pm
*Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays, but the times may change based on enrollment. Rehearsal will not start before 6pm.
586.286.2044 | ArtsEducation@macomb.edu
James Pecar, Director
James Pecar, Director of Choirs at Chippewa Valley High School (CVHS), and is both the producer and vocal director for the CVHS Musical Productions. James holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Stetson University. At CVHS James directs 4 curricular choirs, teaches music theory and aural training, and leads a music performance seminar. Additionally, he directs numerous extracurricular ensembles, including men’s and women’s a cappella groups and quartets. During his time at Chippewa, his ensembles have been selected to perform at such prestigious events as the Michigan Youth Arts Festival and the Michigan Music Conference. James has received awards for his work using choral music to build support and awareness for the autism community, and he was recently named the Michigan Lottery teacher of the week. He has extensive experience as a chorus master, vocal director, and producer in corporate theatre and both operatic and musical theater stage productions, and is a sought-after clinician for a number of choirs ranging from children’s choirs through professional adult ensembles. James has been involved with the Grosse Pointe Summer Select Choir Program for nearly ten years as a vocal director and assistant for elementary through high school singers. James has also guest directed one of the Michigan Music Educator Association Elementary Honors Choirs. James is thankful for the opportunity to work with the staff, parents, and young artists of the Macomb Youth Chorus Program.