Women of Song

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.

Julianna Grabowski is a conductor, music educator, soprano and pianist from Syracuse, New York. Her passion for teaching and performing has led her to obtain dual Bachelor’s degrees from the State University of New York at Fredonia in Music Education and Vocal Performance, studying both voice and piano, as well as an M.M. in Vocal Performance from Duquesne University, where she also served as a Graduate Assistant in Duquesne’s Choral Department. As a professional soprano, Julianna was a Young Artist with Finger Lakes Opera, and has performed with professional groups including the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, Lake Junaluska Singers in North Carolina, and The Dukes Music in Pittsburgh. She has also worked as a collaborative pianist at public schools and universities across the states of New York and Pennsylvania. Julianna is a Teaching Artist with New Groove Music Studio in Pittsburgh where she provides lessons in both voice and piano, and the Assistant Conductor and Soprano Section Leader in the Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. She currently serves as Conductor of Pittsburgh Girls Choir’s adult ensemble, Women of Song.

Details

Due to demand and interest, we are adding a fall semester!! Women of Song will meet Wednesdays from 7 – 9 pm starting mid September and will participate in our annual Holiday Concert.

For the spring semester, rehearsals will begin mid February. In person rehearsals and concerts take place in the Highland Park neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, rehearsals will remain virtual on Zoom until further notice.

Tuition:   Tuition is per semester.* 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 Executive Director, Erin Schmura at erin@pghchoralarts.org .

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