Summer Camps announced! Welcome Dave Jensen to EMA's summer faculty as director of our Middle School Summer Musical Project "Suessical, Jr.". Also, we are very excited to announce that Matt Potts will be joining us during our annual summer camps - this year entitled "Rhythm and Blues"! Check it out on our program schedule page
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Middle School Summer Musical and choir auditions
Welcome to new EMA Board Members: Justin Hubly and Sue Koedoot. We look forward to the contribution you will make to our Board and thank you for your service!
Special Thanks to Voices in Harmony and Steve Szalaj for the sponsoring and organizing the Festival of the Voice again this year. We look forward to participating in several years when it happens again. Thanks to Matt Potts and David Brachmann for accompanying Cantabile and Di Canto on their pieces at the Raue performance.
Fall Concert was fantastic! Choirs were joined by Potts and Pans Steel Pan Ensemble led by Matt Potts.
Free Concerts coming up! Cantabile and Di Canto Choirs will participate in the Festival of the Voice on Nov. 11 at 7pm and then all the choirs will be performing with MCYO on Dec. 8th at 2pm in a joint Holiday Concert to benefit the local food pantry.
The new school year brings exciting new beginnings at EMA. We will be launching a new guitar class curriculum headed by Lon Schmidt as well as looking forward to EYC's unique joint concerts planned. EYC will be performing with Potts and Pans, led by Matt Potts, on their October concert and then will be presenting a holiday concert with McHenry County Youth Orchestras to benefit local charities.
Congratulations to Encore Touring Choir on a successful tour of New Orleans, LA in June. They performed at First Congregational Church before leaving on their five day tour. While in New Orleans they participated in the Crescent City Choral Festival with guest conductors/composers Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory. They performed several songs for mass at Immaculate Conception Parish as well as participated in a joint concert with the Contra Costa Children's Chorus and the Mississippi Boy Choir.
Thank you to everyone who helped support and organize our 2012 Silent Auction and Benefit Concert "Olympic Dreams". Together we raised over $10,000 for EMA's programs and students!
Congratulations to Aria, Bella Voce and Cantabile Choirs on a successful school tour on Feb. 3 - we traveled to Cantebury, North, Woodscreek elementary schools in Crystal Lake as well as Crystal Lake Montessori School
Happy New Year! Be sure to get your tickets to our popular Silent Auction and Benefit Concert coming up on Jan. 28, 2012. Auction items will be posted soon!
Dec. 3 EYC's Caroling a wonderful success. In the morning, Cantabile Choir sang for Delta Kappa Gamma, a teacher's honor society. Joined by Joyful Noise - the choirs sang at three nursing homes, Barnes and Noble and then at Village Squire to thank them for a wonderful meal!
Dec. 9 EYC members had the distinct honor of performing with Maestro Kirk Muspratt and the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra on their Holiday Pops Concert at the Raue Center in Crystal Lake. Special thanks to Richard Kuranda and staff at the Raue for making the evening go so smoothly.
November 6, Festival of the Voice - A Great Success!! Cantabile Choir performed on the 3pm concert, Di Canto Choir at the 7pm concert. Thanks to Steve Szalaj and Voices in Harmony, Richard Kuranda and Raue Center as well as their sponsors for making such a wonderful concert possible.
Job Posting: Program Coordinator Position filled. Thank you to all who applied!
On November 6, following their Fall Concert on Oct. 29, Cantabile and Di Canto Choir will be performing at the Raue Center for the Arts as part of the Festival of the Voice sponsored by Voices in Harmony. These two free concerts on Nov. 6th will feature choirs from the below schools, churches and organizations.
3:00pm Concert: Lundahl Middle School, McHenry County College, EYC's Cantabile Choir, Hannah Beardsley Middle School, Bethany Lutheran Church Choir, Bernotas Middle School Choir, Central High School Choir and Voices in Harmony.
7:00pm Concert: EYC's Di Canto Choir, First United Methodist Church Choir, Frothy Boys, Resurrection Catholic Church Choir, Jeweled Ice, Chicagoland Voices, Dickens Carolers, First Congregational Church Vestry Choir and Voices in Harmony.
EMA Grant from the McHenry County Community Foundation provides the financial backing to support two important outreach programs.
EMA early childhood faculty member, will be teaching music to
sixty-four children in Crystal Lake's Head Start Preschool program
housed at Bethany Lutheran Church. Both organizations are extremely
excited about the partnership and for the children who will have the
opportunity to work with Miss Robin.
Steve Szalaj, EMA voice faculty member, will be leading a new choir/music class "Joyful Noise" in partnership with NISRA, Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association. Joyful Noise is named after an inspirational choir in New Jersey
which was invited to perform at the National Convention of the American
Choral Director's Association. Our CL based Joyful Noise will join EYC
on their Caroling Day!