Saturday, April 18, 2015
Master Class with Michael Tilley

Petoskey United Methodist
1804 E. Mitchell Street

Michael Tilley of the Lyric Theatre, School of Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be presenting a Master Class in Musical Theatre on April 18, 2015! Mr. Tilley is a voice coach and musical director for opera and musical theatre. He is also the Musical Director for Franc D'Ambrosio's national tours. Tilley has directed numerous concerts and shows in New York City and throughout the country.

Mr. Tilley's workshop will provide area music and theatre directors and young singers the opportunity to observe a professional voice coach in action. Subjects addressed in the workshop will include such issues as: how to coach young singers to safely project their voice, develop a character - both with voice and body (acting), what to consider when selecting a piece for an audition and what to do and not to do for an audition, do's and don'ts of working with amateurs in a community theatre production and advice for students and their parents who are considering applying to a college musical theatre program. Click here for more information and an application to apply.

Friday, May 8, 2015
Master Class with Franc D'Ambrosio
Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center

Broadway and Hollywood film star, Franc D'Ambrosio, who is known as the longest running Phantom in the Phantom of the Opera, will be presenting a master class on May 8, 2015! Franc D'Ambrosio has a passion for teaching his craft to young artists!

Serious local singers, ages 13-23 yrs are invited to audition for participation in the Franc D'Ambrosio Master Class on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 4:00pm-5:00pm at the Petoskey United Methodist Church, 1804 E. Mitchell Street.
Three audition winners will have the honor of working one-on-one with this highly professional singer.

On Friday, May 8, 2015, Mr. D'Ambrosio will conduct a 20 to 25 minute work session with each of the audition winners. While these sessions occur in front of an audience of other singers and their parents, a supportive environment is created for each student in order to have an optimal learning experience. The final portion of the Master Class will be devoted to the "Business" part of show business. Click here for more information and an application to apply.

Both workshops are funded in part by a grant from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation to whom we're grateful for their support.

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Franc D'Ambrosio's Hollywood: Songs of the Silver Screen
Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center

Franc D'Ambrosio, star of television, film and Broadway returns to northern Michigan for
Franc D'Ambrosio's Hollywood: Songs of the Silver Screen stage show! Last year D'Ambrosio thrilled the audience with his Broadway show and he returns this year by popular request. Known as Broadway's "Iron Man of the Mask" he was awarded the distinction of the "World's Longest Running Phantom." Thrill to the music of the silver screen, and enjoy such songs as "Singin' in the Rain", "Somewhere in Time", "What Now My Love", "Danny Boy", and his Academy Award winning theme song from The Godfather III, "Speak Softly Love" and many more film favorites. Franc D'Ambrosio's Hollywood is one man's humorous, nostalgic look at America's "Dream Factories" and the songs they immortalized. For a glimpse of Franc D'Ambrosio in concert, click here. Click on "Video."

Tickets for the concert may be purchased online at MyNorthTickets.com or by phone 800-836-0717. General admission tickets are $12.50 for Students through age 19 and $20 for Adults. Reserved Seating is $20 for Students and $35 for adults. VIP Seating is $50. Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount. Tickets will be available at the door one-half hour prior to the performance.

The Little Traverse Youth Choir (LTYC) was formed in Febr
uary 2010 under the auspices of Voices Without Borders, Inc. The auditioned choir is comprised of youth, ages 8-19, in two separate performing groups. The more advanced Touring Choir performs throughout the year in a variety of settings. The Treble Choir has three shorter performing seasons. Both choirs perform in the VWB Children of the World in Harmony International Choir and Dance Festival. LTYC has toured in Michigan and Canada, performed with the Young Americans, the Harlem Globetrotters, the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra & Chorus and hosted the Fancy Nancy Tea Parties at Stafford's Bay View Inn in Petoskey. The repertoire ranges from classical to sacred to contemporary, with an emphasis on classical choral training. In June 2013, the Touring Choir went on a ten-day concert tour in French-speaking Canada and were hosts to the 2014 Children of the World in Harmony International Choir & Dance Festival!
This season, the Choir will be performing in venues throughout Northern Michigan and members will learn from varied professional vocal teachers and workshop leaders. We will also perform with visiting choirs from Vietnam, Arizona and Canada as a part of a six-day summer cultural exchange project. The season will run from the first rehearsal to July 1, 2015.

The LTYC are welcoming new members. Young men and women, ages 14-19, may audition for The Touring Choir which rehearses Thursday evenings 6:30pm to 8:00pm at First Christian Church of Petoskey (corner of Liberty and Monroe). New singers do not need to prepare an audition piece. Their voices will be evaluated during the audition process. Tuition for the season is $100. Partial scholarships are available.

For more information contact the Choir's Director, Aleta Watton by e-mail at awatton@littletraverseyouthchoir.org.

Younger singers, ages 8-13 years are invited to join the Little Traverse Treble Choir. The Treble Choir members should have a desire to learn to read music and part singing and should aspire to move into the Touring Choir. This choir will present concerts locally. Tuition for the season is $50. Partial scholarships are available. The Treble Choir rehearses Tuesday evenings 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church 1400 E. Mitchell St in Petoskey. For more information, contact Choir Director, Jamie Platte by e-mail at pontiusflowers@gmail.com.

LTYC is a program of Voices Without Borders, Inc., a local non-profit organization, which also produces the Children of the World in Harmony Festivals. VWB, Inc. was founded to promote, support, and sponsor choral music and dance performances and other performing arts activities for young eople in our schools and communities throughout Northern Michigan.

LTYC appreciates the support from grants awarded by the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation, The Charlevoix County Community Foundation, the Michigan Council on the Arts and Humanities, the Baiardi Family Foundation, Marana Tost Webber Charitable Trust, the Petoskey Rotary Club Charities, the Kiwanis Club of Petoskey and the Northern Michigan Chorale, as well as from its many other patrons, donors, and sponsors.