Harmony

Harmony is a community chorus for singers of all ages, designed to offer concerts for senior living communities, extended healthcare facilities, and hospitals. Conducted by Annie Rose and accompanied by Rosalie Koenig, Harmony’s 70+ members rehearse weekly throughout the academic year and present approximately 15 concerts each year.

During January and February, we offer online classes in music theory and history, as well as vocal technique and keyboard skills. We invite members of the community to join us.

For more information, or to register for Harmony’s Winter Institute, please email Annie Rose (harmony@maconcreek.org).

Harmony Winter Institute 2022

8 Wednesdays from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Zoom
January 5, 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23
Participants choose a single track.

Special Topics in Music History, taught by Amie Morrison.

Each session will delve into a particular genre or topic in music history, and involve lecture, slides, listening, and discussion. Sample topics include:

Queer Black Erasure from the 20th Century Canon:
Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Julius Eastman, and Detroit Techno

Patronage, Propaganda, and Intimidation:
The Effects of Governmental Power on Composers and Their Output

Special Topics in Vocal Technique, taught by Annie Rose.

In each action-packed session, we will explore a vital aspect of singing. Sample topics include:

I Did Inhale:
Exploring vocal anatomy and effective use of breath for creating beautiful sound.

Let It Go:
Discovering ways to animate tone and avoid vocal stress, even in long rehearsals

HOW WINTER INSTITUTE WORKS

  1. Participants choose a single track for the 8-week class.
  2. There is no charge for the Institute classes. Harmony is sponsored by The Hive Project at Macon Creek. As part of our mission to empower artists, educators and entrepreneurs (young and old) united by a common desire to share, teach, innovate and compassionately serve, we encourage you to make a tax-deductible donation here.

Amie Morrison teaches music history, theory, and aural skills at Brooklyn College. This is her third residency on the faculty of Harmony Winter Institute.

Annie Rose is the Music Director of Harmony. She maintains a voice studio in Ann Arbor and serves as Cantor Emerita of Temple Beth Emeth.