Deadline Saturday for Laredo Youth Choir Registration
Posted: 2/10/11

Deadline Saturday for Laredo
Youth Choir Registration

The deadline for registration for the Laredo Youth Choir (LYC) at Texas A&M International University is this Saturday, Feb. 12 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the TAMIU Center for the Fine and Performing Arts.

The newly formed LYC is an organization that gives voice to children ages 6-13.  Cost of participation is $45 per month plus the cost of uniform. Rehearsals are Saturdays from 10-11:3- a.m. through May 24.

Dana Crabtree, TAMIU voice faculty with the College of Arts and Sciences’ department of fine and performing arts, said the LYC, housed at TAMIU, is a new opportunity for youngsters to raise their voices in song.

“My colleague, Suzanne Ramo, TAMIU adjunct faculty member, developed the idea.  We both wanted to create a nurturing environment for children here at the University where an emphasis on healthy singing and the development of musical skills is encouraged through the teaching and performance of a wide variety of choral literature. It’s been a joy to develop and see the young students clearly relish the opportunity to learn and perform,” she said.

Crabtree and Ramo serve as LYC’s artistic director and managing director, respectively. It is conducted by TAMIU music majors Stephanie Solis, conductor and Raquel Gonzalez, assistant conductor and Luz Chavez, pianist.

LYC members will perform in concert with the TAMIU Chamber Singers April 2 and will participate in the TAMIU Young Arts Program:  Young Pianists and Singers on May 24. The LYC last performed at TAMIU’s December Young Pianists and Singers Recital.

For additional information, contact Crabtree at the department of fine and performing arts, 956.326.3040 or email dcrabtree@tamiu.edu

TAMIU fine and performing arts information is also available on the University’s social media sites on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, while a dedicated arts calendar with reminder capability is located at http://www.tamiu.edu/coas/fpa/coe.shtml

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