Pure Treble and Pure Harmony
Introducing South Shore Conservatory’s Children’s Choruses
Director, Kathy McMinn
Accompanist, Judy Ponte
Program Manager, Candace Kniffen
Pure Treble is an auditioned children's chorus open to singers from ages 7-11. The chorus rehearses at the the Conservatory's Duxbury campus.
Mondays, 4:30 - 5:45 pm
Pure Harmony is an auditioned chorus for students in grades 6-9. The chorus rehearses at the Conservatory's Duxbury campus.
Mondays,6:00 - 7:15 pm
The mission is to educate and inspire children through a high quality choral experience while nurturing musicianship, responsibility, team work, confidence and joy.
Auditions for the 2013-2014 Season
June 3, 4-6 pm – Ellison Center
June 17, 4-6 pm – Ellison Center
August 8, 3-5 pm – Hingham SSC Campus
Contact Program Manager, Candace Kniffen at: email@example.com or at
781-749-7565 ext. 32 to schedule an audition time.
Meet the Director
Plymouth native Kathy McMinn is an elementary music educator with over 30 years of experience. She currently teaches general music and chorus at Federal Furnace Elementary School in Plymouth. Ms McMinn is involved with three collaborative programs between the Plymouth Public Schools the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra. She directs the Plymouth Children’s Chorus and the Federal Furnace Treble Chorus; both choruses perform with the Phil. She is also responsible for developing the Music Immersion Program, a program that reaches every 3rd, 4th and 5th grade student in Plymouth. She started with the South Shore Conservatory in 2010. She is thrilled have the opportunity to help develop the SSC’s children’s choral programs.
From 2008-2011, Ms. McMinn spent part of her summer volunteering in South Africa working for the Music For Life Institute, the parent organization for the Africa Children’s Choir. In addition to teaching in the village schools, she has run training workshops for the staff and has directed the African Children’s Choir in performances such as The Lion King and Godspell.
In 2012 Ms. McMinn was named a Paul Harris Fellow “in appreciation for tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world” through the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. In addition, she was chosen by the Rotary Club of Plymouth to receive the Community Volunteer Award for Service Above Self. She is also a recipient 2011 Yale Distinguished Music Educator Award. Past awards include PCEA Honor Award and the 2006 ARTY Award
Financial aid is available for those who can document financial need.
Financial Aid deadlines and application.
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