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KU Youth Chorus seeks members

September 25, 2007

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Kansas University's Youth Chorus (KUYC) is seeking new members for the 2007-2008 school year.

KUYC is a group of nonauditioned children grades four through eight who want to learn a variety of music, hone their singing skills and perform in front of a live audience.

The founder and director is Debra Hedden, KU associate professor of music education and music therapy. Hedden created the group in 2005 to offer singing opportunities for interested children and to provide KU undergraduate and graduate music education students the chance to enhance their conducting and rehearsal skills.

Any interested child grades four through eight may become a member of the group; there are no auditions required. The members of the chorus will be expected to attend regular weekly rehearsals throughout the year and participate in a spring concert May 8, 2008.

To register, the child and a parent or parent representative (guardian, grandparent, close friend) should attend the kick-off meeting Oct. 18 in Murphy Hall, Room 328. The membership cost is $45 for the KUYC calendar year. Rehearsals will be from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in Murphy Hall, Room 328, on the following dates: Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 15, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, Dec. 13, Jan. 17, Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 7, Feb. 14, Feb. 21, March 6, March 13, March 27, April 3, April 10, April 17, April 24 and May 1.

For further information, call 864-3436.

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