12/16/10 ASHLAND, OH -- The Ashland Area Chorus (AAC), a non-auditioned mixed choir of about 70 singers based at Ashland University, has listed its schedule for spring season.
The rehearsal schedule begins Jan. 10 and continues every Monday night (with the exception of Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 17) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Ashland University in the Center for the Arts (formerly the Arts and Humanities building), room 242.
Performance opportunities include a performance with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra on April 9, 2011, of Beethoven's monumental Symphony No. 9.
During Dr. Rowland Blackley's study leave this semester, Michael Seredick will serve as the conductor. Seredick has extensive choral experience including direction of junior and senior high school choral programs along with university programs at Kent State University, Cleveland State University and Youngstown State University.
He has served several churches in northeast Ohio as director of music, organist and choral director. Other choral organizations that have performed under his baton include Akron Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and Youth Chorus and the Ohio Boy Choir. A graduate of Kent State University, Seredick is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, American Guild of Organists, Ohio Choral Directors Association and Ohio Music Education Association.
The chorus is open to the Ashland community and surrounding areas with singers from Ashland, Richland, Medina, Wayne, Holmes, and Crawford counties participating. Previous choral experience is helpful but not required. While there are no strict age limits, singers under 18 must be approved by the director. There is no cost to the singer.
The AAC has performed at Ashland University choral concerts, with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra (ASO), and for the Ohio Choral Directors Association. Recent appearances have included subscription concerts with the ASO (including Mendelssohn's Elijah and the Verdi Requiem) and the summer pops concert in the park at Guy C. Myers Memorial Band Shell.
Current members should encourage their talented friends and neighbors to attend the first rehearsal and make a vocal contribution to this fine musical organization. For further information, contact the conductor, Michael Seredick, at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> or (419) 289-5114.
Ashland University (www.ashland.edu<http://www.ashland.edu>) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.