Women of Song

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What is Women of Song?

Women of Song is an inter-generational choir for women.  Started in 2014, it seeks to be a safe, supportive environment for women to achieve a high level of choral singing.  Women of Song is a place to get into or back into singing, learning high-quality repertoire and healthy vocal production.  While it is a place to which choristers can return year after year, Women of Song is also a great place to (re)start your musical education.   It is not just a community choir or a church choir, nor is it exclusively for people who are already skilled at choral singing.    It offers learning opportunities for those who want to get into choral singing, and leadership opportunities to women with advanced skills.

Women of Song is led by Julianna Grabowski.

A native of Syracuse, NY, Julianna Grabowski is a first-year graduate student at Duquesne University where she is pursuing a degree in vocal performance and is working as the Graduate Assistant for the choral department. She is a 2017 graduate of the State University of New York at Fredonia with degrees in vocal performance and music education with a concentration in piano. At Fredonia, Julianna had the opportunity to work with the University Chorus as a student conductor. Julianna’s professional credits include her solo performances with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra in their 2016 Holiday Pops concert and 2018 Mr. Tambourine Man concert. For the past two summers, Julianna has worked professionally as a Lake Junaluska Singer at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in western North Carolina. She has also worked as a collaborative pianist both in public schools and at the collegiate level. Currently, Julianna is a chorister at Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh. Additionally, she holds the positions of Assistant Conductor and Soprano Section Leader in the Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh.

Details

Women of Song will meet 12 Wednesdays from 7 – 9 pm in February, March, and April — starting Wednesday, January 30 and going through Wednesday, May 1.  Women of Song will end in a celebratory concert on Saturday, May 4 in the afternoon.  Rehearsals and concerts take place in the Highland Park neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Tuition:   The program is run by the Pittsburgh Girls Choir and the costs associated with the choir are directed towards space rental, director fee, purchasing and licensing of music, materials and instrumentalists.    Please do not let cost hinder your participation — use your household income to find your tuition level on the sliding scale.  If more scholarship is needed, please contact our Choral Coordinator, Deadra Keener at coordinator@pghchoralarts.org.

Under $40,000 $75
$40,000 – $69,999 $125
$70,000 – $99,999 $175
Over $100,000 $250