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Little Traverse Choral Society

PO Box 2417

Petoskey, MI  49770

Email us.

President: Carol Bosché 

(231) 238-0553

Executive Director:  Karen Wooster 
(517) 888-3335

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  Membership   

Join us!

 

The Little Traverse Choral Society invites all area singers interested in performing classical and contemporary works of distinction to attend the first rehearsal of the season.  The first rehearsal for the 2019 Holiday Concert will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Petoskey High School Choral Room.  Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. that night, and will continue at rehearsal the following week on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.

 

If you have questions about membership in the Little Traverse Choral Society, please contact us:

Little Traverse Choral Society

PO Box 2417

Petoskey, MI  49770

Executive Director:  Karen Wooster 
(517) 888-3335
Email Karen.

Rehearsal Information

 

Unless otherwise noted, all rehearsals are held in the Petoskey High School Choral Room. For more information, please contact the Little Traverse Choral Society at the address at the bottom of the page. 


 

Cancellation of Rehearsal

 

The president will make the decision by 4:30 pm and will notify the Executive Director and emails will be sent to singers. If the Petoskey Public Schools are closed, rehearsal will automatically be canceled.

 

 

Concert Attire

 

  • Men:  Tuxedo, white shirt, black bow tie, black shoes and black socks

  • Women:  Long black long-sleeved dress or long black skirt and long-sleeved black blouse, black hose, black shoes.  Sleeves should be wrist length and skirts should be at least ankle length or longer; low-heeled shoes are OK.  Simple jewelry (optional) is fine.  No perfume or hairspray please.


 

Attendance

 

  • Singers are requested to attend all rehearsals. We know that illness, surgery and family emergencies do occur.

  • Please notify the Executive Director as soon as possible in the event of any absence.

  • A singer will be called by the Executive Director after three absences, depending on the circumstances, and may be asked to turn in his/her music.

  • Deadline for registration will be the second rehearsal. Exceptions may only be made at the director’s discretion.
     


Music Rules

 

  • Music should be marked lightly with PENCIL  ONLY. Do not use markers, highlighters, or colored pencils.

  • If you need to enlarge, highlight  or underline your music, please make a copy for your own use.

  • Do not dog ear your music. Try putting a paper clip on every other page or use a “finger cot” available at JoAnn Fabrics or office supply stores. Another idea is to put folded removable “Post It” notes on the pages.

  • Do not punch holes in your music. Please make a copy of the music to punch or buy plastic magazine holders that fit a three ring notebook.

  • Please try not to spill coffee or other beverages on your music. Some scores are out of print and cannot be replaced.

     

Rehearsal Courtesy and Miscellaneous

 

  • Rehearsal time is valuable. Please do not talk while other sections are singing.

  • Please sit in your assigned seat. Seating changes are made to blend voices to improve the sound of the choir.

  • Please do NOT wear perfume or strong aftershave at rehearsals or concerts.

  • Vocal compatibility and blending of chorus voices shall be determined by the director. All concerns MUST be channeled through a board member or discussed personally with the director. The director shall determine proper action to be taken.

     

Sectional Rehearsals


It is very important that all singers master their parts so that our director can concentrate on the finer points of the music. In an effort to aid our members in mastering their parts in as short a time as possible, the music director may decide to hold sectional rehearsals during scheduled rehearsal time.  The sectional rehearsals will be held during the first hour of rehearsal for several weeks. Two rooms have been reserved at the high school. 

 

Financial Assistance


A $20 per concert session registration fee is due upon your registration. If there is a financial hardship in paying the registration fee, sponsorships are available to pay the registration fee for a member. Both the sponsor and sponsorship recipient are anonymous. Contact Karen Wooster at (517) 888-3335 for information.


College Credit


Students at Northern Central Michigan College may earn Chorale 2 college credits by singing in the group. Students should contact Financial Aid (231) 348-6705 at North Central for more information.

 

Scholarship


The LTCS has a scholarship program with emphasis on sponsoring training for young vocalists.

 

The Scholarship is in the amount of $250, made payable to the student’s  teacher or institution of learning i.e. Bay View Conservatory of Music, Vivace’.

 

Eligibility:

  • High school or college student and /or any current non-student LTCS member

  • Member of local choral group, church choir or vocal arts

  • Plans to continue vocal/choral involvement

 

Applicant Requirements:

  • A live audition and interview

  • Letters of reference:

    • Student: one from vocal music teacher and one unrelated adult

    • Adult: from choir/music group director or vocal coach and one unrelated adult

  • One-page written essay outlining why scholarship is merited and how the funds will be used if awarded

  • Completed Scholarship Application Form

  • Scholarship recipient will be encouraged to become an active LTCS member for a minimum of one semester

 

Download the Scholarship Application form.

 

Application materials should be mailed to:


Little Traverse Choral Society

PO. Box 2417

Petoskey , MI  49770