Spring 2017 rehearsals announced for MC community ensembles

Spring 2017 rehearsals announced for MC community ensembles

Dec. 15, 2016

Spring rehearsals will begin in January for Maryville College’s community ensembles.

Youth Choirs begin rehearsals on Jan. 17 and 19

The Scottie Singers, a youth choir for students in grades two through five that is directed by Martha Robinson, will begin rehearsals on Tues., Jan. 17. The group rehearses on Tuesdays from 4:15 until 5 p.m. in the Harry H. Harter Choral Rehearsal Room of the Clayton Center for the Arts. For more information, please contact Robinson at martha4robinson@gmail.com.

The Highlander Chorale, an ensemble for high school age students that is directed by Jill Purvis, will begin rehearsals on Thurs., Jan. 19. The group rehearses on Thursdays from 5 until 6:30 p.m. in the Harry H. Harter Choral Rehearsal Room of the Clayton Center for the Arts. For more information, please contact Purvis at jpurvis75@gmail.com.

Both new and returning singers may register at the first rehearsal. The focus of the ensembles is to learn the fundamentals of music and the foundations of singing. Music education majors from Maryville College also assist with the groups. 

MC3Band begins rehearsals Feb. 1

The MC3Band will begin spring rehearsals on Wed., Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Massey Family Rehearsal Room.

Rehearsals, which will be held on Wednesdays from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre, will focus on preparation for an April 27 spring concert, which will be held at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre.

Area musicians who play a wind or percussion instrument are encouraged to join. Serious high school participants are also welcome.

The MC3Band is directed by Dr. Eric Simpson and includes working musicians, educators, high school and college students, business professionals and retirees from the local community.

For additional details, please contact Simpson at eric.simpson@maryvillecollege.edu or the Division of Fine Arts at 865.981.8150. For more information about the band, please visit https://maryvillecollege.edu/academics/divisions/fine-arts/mc3band/.

MC Community Chorus begins rehearsals Feb. 7

The Maryville College Community Chorus, under the direction of Alan Eleazer, will begin spring rehearsals at 7 p.m., Tues., Feb. 7 in the Clayton Center for the Arts' Harry H. Harter Choral Rehearsal Room.

Rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays from 7 until 9 p.m. Rehearsals will focus on preparation for a spring performance on Tues., May 2 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts' Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall.

The chorus is open to all area singers of all talent levels above the age of 16. Music reading experience is helpful but not required. Registration and music for the choir will be available at the first rehearsal.

This established chorus of over 50 singers has a strong tradition of presenting quality choral music and frequently joins other community ensembles such as the Maryville College youth choirs and the Orchestra at Maryville College. The chorus performs quality literature of various styles and genres in the highest caliber and often features the music of area composers and arrangers, as well as the classic gems of the masters.

For more information, please contact Eleazer at 865.382.4970. or alan.eleazer@maryvillecollege.edu.

Orchestra at Maryville College begins rehearsals Feb. 20

The Orchestra at Maryville College, under the direction of Dr. Christy Lee, will begin spring rehearsals on Mon., Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Massey Family Rehearsal Room (MC student members of the Orchestra will begin rehearsals on Mon., Feb. 6).

A college and community ensemble, the Orchestra at Maryville College brings live symphonic performances to the public stage four times per season.

Rehearsals will be held on Mondays from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Clayton Center’s Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre and will focus on preparation for a spring concert on Mon., April 10 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center’s Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre.

For more information, please contact Lee at christy.lee@maryvillecollege.edu or the Division of Fine Arts at 865.981.8150.


Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the Fall 2017 semester is 1,181.