An inclusive, non auditioned choir for adults of all skill levels
ABOUT SOUND CONNECTION
The Sound Connection is a non-auditioned choir for women and men (18 yrs and over) who love singing. The Sound Connection is a friendly and encouraging group where we sing contemporary and world music.
Vocalists receive instruction on song parts, harmony, as well as guidance on vocal technique. Each singer also receives recordings of the songs and paper copies of the lyrics. The groups will have the opportunity to perform at local open mics, showcase nights, and community events, should they choose. Notated music is available for many of our songs, but reading sheet music is not a requirement for being in the choir, as all parts are taught orally.
No experience necessary - but an eagerness to learn a must. Attendance at all sessions is encouraged
Those registered for the previous session will get first priority in registering for the following sessions. Over the season, we will continue to add to the repertoire of the group, while continuing to practice previously learned songs.
Sound Connection Choir in Parksville B.C. runs September 2018 - June 2019 We have a short break mid-December through early January. Our winter/spring series will run January to June 2019 Sessions will be held at The McMillan Arts Center. 113 McMillan Street.
$75 for 7 sessions.
*Pre-registration is required.
Please fill our CONTACT page to register or for more information.
ABOUT THE CHOIR LEADERS
Megan Keene is a singer, choir leader and vocal instructor with a passion for building community through song. With over 5 years co-directing the Sound Connection choir, 3 years of facilitating community arts and healthcare programs as well as being in three bands, totaling over 15 years of experience in the musical community.
Megan loves nothing more than to sing and inspire others to sing. She believes music is the key to health and happiness. Studies have proven that nothing makes the entire brain light up quite like music does. It builds micro communities, aids in mental health, and physical ailments, such as strengthening the aging voice, improving speech, breath, posture and self esteem.
In 2015 Megan completed the intensive Community Choir Leadership Training Program in Victoria B.C. with Siobhan Robinsong and Denis Donnelly, and completed the SongShineTM Certification training in May 2016
Sharon TomczykSharon Marie is singer, song-writer, educator, choir leader, vocal instructor, and author of the book "VividLiving. Authentic Health for the 21st Century Woman." Sharon has been developing and facilitating singing, health, arts, and/or personal growth programs for over 25 years, for adults, children and teens. She is passionate about the power of music and singing to empower, liberate, and heal and has made it her life's work.
Sharon loves learning as much as she loves teaching, and is constantly engaged in opportunities to expand her depth of knowledge. Along with her work, she is currently attending university full-time, studying music, psychology, anthropology, sociology, counselling, and recreation management, as she explores new and deeper ways of using music and singing to enrich lives and build community.