Ashland Area Chorus announces membership requirements, rehearsals and concerts

01/08/2020 ASHLAND, Ohio -- The Ashland Area Chorus, under the direction of Libby Moore Slade, announces its spring schedule, including rehearsals, concerts and membership requirements. 

Beginning Monday, Jan. 13, AAC rehearsals will be held on Monday evenings from 7-8:45 p.m. in Room 242 of the Ashland University Center for the Arts, 331 College Ave. This semester, the Chorus will perform Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra for its "Ode to Our 50th" concert on April 18 at Archer Auditorium.  

Founded by Dr. Rowland Blackley in 1998, the AAC is dedicated to a mission of learning great music and singing it beautifully. The chorus is open to all singers from Ashland and surrounding counties and includes Ashland University faculty, staff and students, as well as other singers from the wider community. Though no formal audition is required for membership, AAC members must be pitch accurate  and be able to learn and perform their parts successfully. Previous choral experience is helpful. 

Membership in AAC is open to all adults. High school students also may participate with the permission of the ensemble's director. A membership fee of $25 for adults and $15 for high school students is payable by the fourth week of rehearsals to continue participation in the ensemble for the semester. The membership fee is payable online at the AU Box Office,, by clicking the "Buy Single Tickets " icon. 

For further information, contact Slade at or 419-685-5460.  

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2018, is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University ( deeply 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. ###