THE LATEST NEWS FROM CHORAL CHAMELEON
After a successful pilot back in June, we are excited to bring the Choral Chameleon Institute experience to winter months for the very first time!
All 3 Virtual Institute classes are back:
For those who dare, we also have a **new** flaming-hot, ghost-pepper level of ear training - EXTREME
This Giving Season, we are recognizing the crucial contribution of our professional artists, and want to ensure we can continue to offer consistent employment for the months ahead. Our goal to raise is $7k.
Choral Chameleon is actively making music of high quality this Season, with recording projects for our online series on Patreon that are challenging and engaging our professional singers, and Principal Pianist, on a monthly basis, during a period where opportunities for professionals are scarce.
The professional singers of Choral Chameleon are creating outstanding work, as an Ensemble, for the TASTE2 Series, and as section leaders for the Chorus' WOVEN series - to enable the rest of the choir to record with confidence.
Our Principal Pianist is a true collaborator; she is providing incredible tracks for our recordings and has also been working alongside our Assistant Conductors in online sectional rehearsals and recording piano tracks to aid our Chorus to practice music at home.
This campaign target was achieved. We are now accepting donations to aid with our Season's other operating costs such as studio time, post-production & videography, to produce our virtual series.
Check out how we're connecting with our audience this Season and meet our collaborators!
Learn about our digital-only and digital & physical ways to participate in our Season vision.
While making the most of home continues to be central to our socially-distanced lives, so is our societal need to foster our inter-connectedness in the months ahead.
Choral Chameleon's 'LUCKY THIRTEEN' Season features two new season-long musical series 'TASTE2' and 'WOVEN' to speak to both of these needs and to combine both physical and digital elements to ground the experience in the real world while our performances must be delivered digitally.
Musical vignettes, recorded and mixed in the socially distanced environment of a recording studio in Brooklyn, will be released every month from October 2020 to May 2021 to subscribers via our page at $10+/month on Patreon, which is launching to the public on Monday October 12th 2020.
THE TASTE CURATORS, our non-musical collaborators for these two series, will inspire us, educate us and build lasting memories of a shared journey of the unknown across the coming months!
TASTE2 / Chef Lish Steiling
WOVEN / Trend Forecaster Abbey Cook
Click HERE to read bios of Lish Steiling and Abbey Cook.
We are sad to be saying goodbye to our beloved TEGAN MILLER, last Season's Assistant Conductor, who has made the decision to relocate from New York City to Savannah, Georgia with her husband.
This Season, to accommodate the complexities of managing virtual rehearsals and socially-distanced studio recording (we can't wait to share our plans with you!), we welcome TWO Assistant Conductors to work alongside Artistic Director Vince Peterson!
ALYSSA VENORA is Brooklyn-based choral and jazz soprano and a graduate of the Neag School of Education of The University of Connecticut. She currently holds an M.A. in Music Education and teaches elementary general music in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Alyssa is honored to be the Assistant Conductor of Choral Chameleon and delighted to work in collaboration with such fine musicians.
Composer/Conductor/Wearer-of-Many-Hats DEREK WEAGLE is a Brooklyn-based artist invested in the disruption of social and academic barriers around classical music, as well as the preservation of music-making as a joyful act of humanness. As Assistant Conductor with Choral Chameleon, he is privileged to work with so many amazing artists and collaborators and is excited to push the boundaries of what is possible in music. Derek holds a B.M. in Music Education from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and an M.M. in Composition with a minor in Choral Conducting from The New England Conservatory; he is currently pursuing a certificate in Sound Healing from the Sage Academic of Sound.