Sisters in Song
Sisters in Song is the Portland Conservatory’s young women’s vocal ensemble, conducted by Dr. Carolyn Paulin, with accompanist Eve Sawyer. Choral repertoire is varied, engaging and wide-ranging, from great classical works from the Renaissance, to Bach and Mozart, to choral song from the 19th 20th and 21st centuries, to World Music and vocal jazz. This chorus is for middle school and high school aged young women, and performances are given several times each semester, including a Conservatory Recital at Woodfords Church. A simple placement audition is required, which helps the music director place each singer in the correct vocal part. Sisters in Song rehearses from 5 to 6 PM on Tuesdays. Auditions will be held at the Conservatory on September 10, 2017 at 4:00pm, immediately after the Fall Open House. Click the link below to download an audition form and call 775-3356 to reserve your audition slot.
“Sisters in Song, the Conservatory’s young women’s vocal ensemble, enters its second year of offering the finest musical repertoire as well as a wonderful music-learning and friend-making experience. Singers learn music of all types, from classical to folk, jazz, and world music. Rehearsals offer vocal technique training, ear-training, and sight-reading, all in a welcoming atmosphere of learning to perform great music together with young women who love to sing. Join us!” – Carolyn Paulin, Conductor
Boy Singers of Maine
PCM is proud to announce that it is assuming leadership of The Boy Singers of Maine (BSOM), an esteemed organization with over 30 years of history of performing nationally and internationally, including at the White House and with the Leningrad Symphony Orchestra. This group provides boys an opportunity to meet peers who love to sing and to engage with a varied repertoire in a collaborative environment. BSOM at PCM will be open to boys ages 7 to seniors in high school.
We are pleased to announce that we have hired Paul Schnell to lead the program for PCM. Paul has over 30 years experience teaching music in the public school system, as well as prior experience with BSOM. He also serves as Organist and Assistant Music Director at Woodfords Church. He is a graduate of Westminster Choir College and has wonderful skills in leading children and youth ensembles.
Contact Paul Schnell to schedule a Voice Placement Interview upon request, or on Sunday, September 10th following PCM’s Open House. Programming will begin with a One-Day Singers Camp at PCM, August 15th, from 9am-3pm. Starting in September, the new BSOM Choir will consist of a Prep Choir for the younger boys and a Concert Choir for the older boys. Weekly Tuesday evening rehearsals begin on September 12, with a Prep Choir rehearsal at 5:15, followed by a combined rehearsal at 5:45 and a Concert Choir rehearsal from 6:00-6:45. In an effort to provide a quality music education, PCM anticipates one Saturday rehearsal per month.
Paul can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.