Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) 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 Sat., March 4, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. The class is open to the public, and it is geared towards music teachers and young singers.
Melvin, executive director of Performing Arts at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, CA, has worked extensively with choirs and orchestras throughout California and the Western United States. He 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.
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.
Registration for the masterclass is $45, which includes lunch. The Pasadena Presbyterian Church is located at 585 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101. For tickets and information, you can call (626) 793-4231 or visit lachildrenschorus.org
Photo: Conductor Scott Melvin / courtesy of Scott Melvin
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