07 Feb MASTERCLASS WITH SCOTT MELVIN
LOS ANGELES CHILDREN’S CHORUS PRESENTS MASTERCLASS WITH NOTED CHORAL CONDUCTOR SCOTT MELVIN
Day-Long Class, Open to Public, Focuses on Building Choral Tone and Expressive Singing for Elementary, Middle School and High School Singers
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9:30 am – 3 pm, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC), one of the nation’s leading treble choirs and also recognized for promoting the choral arts through workshops and special educational programs, presents a masterclass with noted choral conductor Scott Melvin, focusing on building choral tone and expressive singing for elementary, middle school and high school singers, on Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9:30 am – 3 pm, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. Open to the public, it is geared towards music teachers and young singers. Melvin, executive director of Performing Arts at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California, has worked extensively with choirs and orchestras throughout California and the Western United States.
Melvin has conducted Mater Dei choral ensembles and orchestras throughout Italy in some of the world’s most remarkable venues, including the Sistine Chapel, St. Mark’s in Venice, St. Peter’s and St. Ignatius in Rome, and the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence. His ensembles have also toured to Australia, Germany and the United States, including New York where the Mater Dei Chamber Singers performed at Carnegie Hall and as part of the Toyota Concert Series on the NBC TODAY Show. Melvin is a graduate of the Chapman University School of Music and is pursuing a Masters of Arts Administration and Leadership at Colorado State University. In addition, he is the Director of Music at Christ Our Savior Catholic Parish in Santa Ana and is a frequent clinician throughout the Southern California area. He is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, International Federation of Choral Music, Music Educators National Conference, California Music Educators Association, Chorus America, and the National Association of Church Music.
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, led by Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson, serves more than 400 children ages 6 to 18 from 50 communities across Los Angeles. In demand for its artistic excellence, LACC performs with such leading organizations as LA Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony and POPS, Calder Quartet and Jacaranda. LACC, recipient of Chorus America’s 2014 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, the nation’s highest choral honor, shares its artistry around the globe, touring to North and South America, Africa, China, Cuba, Australia, Japan and Europe. The chorus is also the subject of a trilogy of documentaries by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, has performed with John Mayer on NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” and was featured on PBS’s “Great Performances,” BBC Radio and Public Radio International, among other credits.
Registration for the masterclass is $45, which includes lunch. Pasadena Presbyterian Church is located at 585 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101. For tickets and information, please call (626) 793-4231 or visit www.lachildrenschorus.org/masterclass.