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Rehearsals for our 2023 Fall Concerts will be held on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM at:


              Zion Lutheran Church  

            500 W Mitchell Street,  Petoskey (Near Arby's) 

            please note -THIS IS A NEW REHEARSAL LOCATION for fall 2023


Our first rehearsal will be September 12 with new season registration beginning at 6:30 p.m. on September 12 or September 19.  There is a $20 registration fee for each season.  

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:  Julie Falls
                   (989) 859-3350





Unless otherwise noted, all rehearsals are held at Zion Lutheran Church, 500 W. Mitchell Street, Petoskey, at 7 PM on Tuesdays.


Cancellation of Rehearsal


If the Petoskey Public Schools are closed, rehearsal will also be cancelled. If late in the day weather and/or road conditions warrant cancellation, a decision will be made by 4:30 pm.  Singers will be notified by email. 



Concert Attire


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

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




  • Singers are requested to attend all rehearsals.  Please notify the Executive Director in the event of any necessary absence.    

  • Depending on the circumstances, a singer may be called by the Executive Director after three or more unexcused  absences to discuss whether they feel they can be adequately prepared for upcoming concerts.  

  • Deadline for registration will be the second rehearsal.  Exceptions may 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 take good care of 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 do NOT wear perfume or strong aftershave at rehearsals or concerts.

  • Vocal compatibility and blending of chorus voices may be determined by the director. All concerns should be discussed with a board member or with Andre.  

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.   


Financial Assistance

A $20 per concert session registration fee is due upon your registration.  Sponsorships to pay the registration fee for any singer having a financial hardship are available .   Sponsors and recipients are anonymous. Contact Julie Falls at (989) 859-3350 for information.

College Credit

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



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


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



  • High school, college students or any current non-student LTCS member

  • Member of a 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

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