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Two Royal Oak High School Students Named to Vocal Internship Program

Rackham Symphony Choir announces its high school vocal interns for the 2012-2013 season.

In an era where cuts to music instruction in schools is epidemic, it with great pleasure that Rackham Symphony Choir (RSC) announces four students have been accepted into the High School Vocal Internship Program for the 2012-2013 concert season.

Chosen after a private audition are Isaac Garrigues-Cortelyou and Caroline Hofman of Royal Oak High School; Dominik Belavy of South Lyon High School;and Eileen Plunkett of Clarkston who is homeschooled.

The interns train with the choir under RSC’s Artistic and Music Director Maestra Suzanne Mallare Acton, perform large-scale choral works, are mentored by members of the Rackham Symphony Choir and receive private professional vocal instruction.

Rackham Symphony Choir, noted for its multi-media and multi-cultural works, launched the High School Internship Program in the fall of 2007 as an initiative of the newly established Suzanne Mallare Acton Artistic Fund.

The high school interns are featured in a special concert on May 23, 2013. The concert showcases the interns and underscores the growth they have experienced during the season. It is a fundraising event for the High School Vocal Internship Program

RSC presentations for the 2012-2013 season include Soaring Voices & Swinging Songs, An Afternoon with Rackham Symphony Choir on October 28, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Clemens; Too Hot To Handel on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 made possible by The Dirty Dog Jazz Café at the Detroit Opera House. In 2013 An Affair to Remember, the Annual Fundraiser takes place on Feb. 9 at Andiamo’s, Warren and Voices of Light is at the Detroit Film Theatre, Detroit on March 23. For a compete schedule, visit www.rackhamchoir.org

Source: Rackham Symphony Choir

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