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Photo Above: 2019 - 2020 Concert Season Conductors, Dr. Michael McGaghie and Dr Amanda Weber

Our 2019 - 2020 Concert Season

November 2019 - Dr. Michael McGaghie, Conductor

Michael McGaghie is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Macalester College, where he conducts the Macalester Concert Choir and Chorale and teaches courses on J.S. Bach and the Passion tradition. He also directs the Isthmus Vocal Ensemble (Madison, WI) and the Harvard Glee Club Alumni Chorus (Cambridge, MA). He remains active as an adjudicator and clinician throughout the United States.

 

Deeply committed to undergraduate education, Dr. McGaghie previously served on the conducting faculties of Harvard University and The Boston Conservatory. His teaching has received multiple awards from Harvard’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. He holds degrees from Harvard College and Boston University, and he remains a proud member of Red Sox Nation.

DMA, Boston University

MM, Boston University

BA, Harvard College

May 2020  - Dr. Amanda Weber, Conductor

Amanda Weber is a conductor, teacher, performer, artist, and activist who is passionate about uniting music, art, and community through her work. Weber currently serves as Interim Director of Choral Ministryat Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis; in June, she will transition to the position of Minister of Music and the Arts. In 2015, Weber founded Voices of Hope, a choir at the Shakopee Women’s Correctional Facility. Over the past three years, this choir has grown from15 to 55 singers and has collaborated with over 200 musicians from the Twin Cities metro area. Weber has given numerous presentations about this work, including a TEDx talk at the 2016 Minneapolis Salon. Weber holds degreesfrom Luther College (BA), Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music (MM), and the University of Minnesota (DMA). 

Three great reasons to sing in Singers in Accord:

  1. Each season allows the singers the opportunity to work with two different, top level choral conductors who are experts in that concert's genre.
  2. The season is divided into two, 10 week projects, which allows for mid-winter break around the holidays and mid-winter vacation.  Fall Project: Early September through Mid-November; Spring Spring: Mid-February to through Early May.
  3. While our ensemble emphasizes excellence and high performance standards, the culture of the group is welcoming and egalitarian. You'll enjoy the people you'll be singing with.

 

We are looking for Singers who:

  1. Have experience in choral singing at least at the college level
  2. Will conscientiously prepare in advance of each rehearsal
  3. Have the ability to learn music quickly and independently
  4. Can commit to sing for an entire concert season (preference is given to admitting these singers). 
  5. Are available to rehearse Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:30 p.m. Rehearsals are held at The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Edina [map].

 

Listen to selected audio samples from our past concerts.

 We are currently auditioning men's voices - bass and tenor on May 7 and 14, 2019 by appointment at The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Edina [map].

Fill out the form at the bottom of this page, or call 612-597-5483 and leave us a messge. 

The 15-minute audition will include:

  • Performance of a one minute section of a solo (any genre, e.g. art song, folk song, hymn tune)
  • Sight singing a solo line
  • Preparing page 1 of "O Radiant Dawn" to be sung with a quartet of SIA singers. (Download here.)
  • Range testing
  • Short interview with audition team

After your audition request form is submitted, a member of the SIA audition team will contact you to schedule your audition.

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