Important Message

June 7th, 2016

From Dr. Whitmire: Dear Singers,

I hope you are having a great summer. I certainly am, although I miss seeing you on Tuesday nights.

As I have said before, the upcoming season is going to be wonderful – filled with some of my favorite music of all time. The music will undoubtedly take on additional significance because this will be my last year at NOVA.

I have loved teaching at NOVA and being your Director. But two years ago, the new music regime changed my teaching schedule to one that has proven untenable. I told them last Fall that if they would simply return my teaching schedule to the one I had for the first 29 years of my tenure at NOVA, I would like to teach for four of five more years. Sadly, they declined my offer. Go figure.

I hope that many of you will take classes (in addition to chorus) with me this Fall, as I want to see as much of you as possible this year. I have several classes that you might enjoy:

MUS 121 – Music Appreciation – A course about music from around the world. Fascinating! I love it.

MUS 131 – Class Voice – For anyone who wants to improve their singing technique. Guaranteed results!

MUS 163 – Class Guitar – Anyone can learn to play guitar! And it’s great fun.

MUS 198 – Vocal Seminar – For solo singers who want to improve their performance skills. You get a weekly opportunity to sing with Chris Hagan at the piano. Priceless!

Registration is happening now. As always, when seniors are able to register as paying students, it insures the viability of a class.

If you know good singers who would like to join us in chorus, please help me get them on board. If you know singers who have sung with us in the past and might want to return for this historic season (32 years is historic, right?), please encourage them to join us for what will be our best year ever.


P.S. In the Fall Tuesday rehearsals will begin at 7:00 pm (rather than 7:30 pm).

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