FOR FALL 2020 CHORAL AND INSTRUMENTAL CLASSES, CLICK HERE.

ProMusica Arizona Offering Choral and Instrumental Techniques Classes

Online and Open to the Public!

Beginning in September 2020 – Register Now!

Artistic Director/Principal Conductor Patti Graetz
Concertmaster Meghan Ruel

ProMusica Arizona is offering weekly classes on choral singing techniques beginning Monday, September 7, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, and instrumental playing techniques beginning Tuesday, September 8, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Participants will receive professional instruction from Patti Graetz, ProMusica Arizona’s Artistic Director/Principal Conductor, and Meghan Ruel, ProMusica Arizona’s Concertmaster. For details of class content, click here.

Both the choral and instrumental classes will be offered online via private Facebook groups, and the sessions will be recorded so participants can go back to review them later. Online participation will require a Facebook profile. The choral class will also be open to in-person participation for a limited number of singers on a first-come, first-served basis. State-mandated social distancing and other COVID-related precautions will be followed. In-person classes will be held at Crosswinds Presbyterian Church in North Phoenix. The $45 registration fee covers all class sessions online or in-person.

Questions for the choral class can be directed to pgraetz@pmaz.org, and questions for the instrumental class can be directed to meghan.ruel@gmail.com.

To register for a class and pay the class fee, click here.

ALL IN-PERSON PARTICIPANTS IN THE CHORAL TECHNIQUES CLASS MUST COMPLETE THE WAIVER AND LIABILITY RELEASE FORM IN DOCHUB. To complete the form, click here

For step-by-step DocHub instructions, click here.

Content of choral techniques class is appropriate for singers 13 years and older. In-person participants under 18 must be accompanied by one parent/guardian. Due to COVID-19 precautions, parents/guardians accompanying class participants are not permitted to bring other children, friends, or family members into the class.

Content of instrumental techniques class will focus on strings, but the principal techniques will also apply to woodwind instruments.

For questions with registration or fee payment, call 623-326-5172.

COVID-19 Audience Survey

We need your feedback! Please let ProMusica Arizona know about your concerns and preferences when attending concerts since the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives. Take our brief survey by clicking here. Thank you!

 

Baroque to Bluegrass Cancellation

Important Notice

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ProMusica Arizona canceled the May 16 and 17, 2020 performances of Baroque to Bluegrass.  Current plans are to present Baroque to Bluegrass during the 2020-21 season. Please monitor our website and sign up for our email blasts for updates by clicking on the “Join Mailing List” link at the bottom of this page. If you are a Baroque to Bluegrass ticket holder, your ticket will be good for a future performance of your choice. If for any reason you are unable to attend in the future and would like to request a refund, please contact Yvonne Dolby at ydolby@pmaz.org or 623-326-5172.

Tickets for the 2020-21 season will be available on our website in the Summer of 2020. Stay tuned for details!

Thank you for your support of our community music programs!

Past 2019-20 Season Performances

Celebrate AmericaIn the first concert of the season, PMAZ presents American music including Broadway, folk tunes, spirituals, and of course patriotic music and a salute to servicemen and women in the stirring piece Armed Forces: The Pride of America! These recognizable and uniquely American music selections, including Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and Irving Berlin’s America, will remind the audience of our great country’s history and development!

November 1 at 7:00 pm at Glendale Civic Center in Glendale*
November 2 at 7:00 pm at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Anthem
November 3 at 3:30 pm at American Lutheran Church in Sun City

*November 1 is a free performance funded by the City of Glendale through the Centerline Arts and Cultural Initiative.

Musical Champagne Salon: ProMusica Arizona’s Musical Champagne Salon will be in an exquisite private home in the Anthem Country Club. Guests will be treated to an evening of musical performances by talented soloists and small ensembles. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, champagne, wine, and other beverages will be served and can be enjoyed either indoors or outdoors.

November 16 at 6:00 pm (location to be announced to Champagne Salon guests)

Joy to All The World: PMAZ’s holiday concert includes seasonal music from around the world including a medley of Christmas carols from diverse cultures arranged for choir and orchestra by composer Craig Bohmler of Mountain Days: The John Muir Musical and Riders of the Purple Sage fame. Traditional, classical, and the ever-favorite sing-alongs are included.

December 14 at 7:00 pm at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Anthem
December 15 at 3:30 pm at American Lutheran Church in Sun City

CONCERT CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19

Latin Spice: Misa Azteca is a Mariachi-style full mass setting for choir and orchestra, ethnic percussion and guitar, and sung in Latin, Spanish and Nahuati (native Aztec). The Carolyn Eynon Singers will be joining ProMusica Arizona for this cultural celebration. Latin influenced music, including Leroy Anderson’s Blue Tango and Cole Porter’s Night and Day, will round out the program, finishing with the rousing finale from Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta The Gondoliers.

April 4 at 7:00 pm at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Anthem
April 5 at 3:30 pm at American Lutheran Church in Sun City

See this promo video of Misa Azteca, a modern day, eight-movement symphonic oratorio that has been performed in concert halls around the world. The movements are based on the visceral rhythms of Aztec drumming performed with a symphonic orchestra, choir, soloists and Aztec instruments. Experience the powerful music on April 4 and 5 when ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra and the Carolyn Eynon Singers bring Misa Azteca to North Phoenix stages!
 
 
CONCERT CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19

Come Away to the Skies: A High Lonesome Mass was written by Tim Sharp and performed by ProMusica Arizona in their 2017 performance at Carnegie Hall. Accompanied by a spirited live bluegrass band, this piece is a unique combination incorporating the movements of a traditional mass, based on American folk songs, with a bluegrass flavor. The second half of the program will feature small instrumental and vocal ensembles from the Chorale and Orchestra with young guest artists as featured soloists, performing music from the Baroque period to present day. This is an experience not to be missed!

Thank You to Our Community, Business, and Media Partners


ProMusica Arizona is supported by the Arizona Commission on the Arts with funding from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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