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Carson City children’s choir to begin fall session

Nevada Appeal staff report

The Joyful Noise Carson Children’s Choir performs last year at the Nevada Artists Association Gallery. The ensemble is open to ages 4-12.

The Carson City Symphony Association announced the Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir will begin fall semester rehearsals on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Shepherd of the Sierra Church, 3680 Highway 395 S. in Carson City.

Beginning its second year, the Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir, directed by Nancy Jones and accompanied by Liz Hastings, welcomes children ages 4-12.

The rehearsals will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The first half hour will cover basic skills for all ages and include learning performance pieces by ear.

Children ages 8 and up will remain for the second half hour and learn to read choral music.

The rehearsals are meant to develop musical skills, strong singing voices, and joy in music as the students prepare for a performance.

"This choir will give your child the opportunity to learn basic music concepts of rhythm, pitch, dynamics, expression, melody, and performance in cooperation with a small group. The choir will sing a variety of tunes — hymns and folk songs and silly, playful pieces," Jones said.

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Tuition for the semester is $60 per child, or $45 each for two or more in a family.

The Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir, an educational program of the Carson City Symphony Association, is supported in part by public funds through a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts and by private donations.

For information and a registration form, go to http://ccsymphony.com/JoyfulNoise.htm, or contact the director at 775-400-1436 or nancy.joyfulnoise@gmail.com.