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MCC to host Choir Invitational Oct. 12


Choir Invitational
Choir Invitational

The Mott Community College (MCC) Music Department will host a Choir Invitational Friday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for three local high schools. The Invitational is a full day of musical enrichment created to help students attain the highest level of artistry and focus with choir.

The guest clinician will be Dr. Kevin Simons, of Saginaw Valley State University and MCC's choir director, Dr. Matt Packer will preside over the event. Approximately 100 high school students from Swartz Creek, Lapeer and Durand will participate. The groups will present a FREE concert in the Mott Memorial Building Auditorium at 2pm.

The event is sponsored by a $1,600 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) Youth Initiative Program and Carolyn Mawby Funds.

““Our goal with this Invitational is to encourage creativity and expression, and foster a lifelong interest in and enthusiasm for knowledge and exploration,” said Dr. Townes Miller, Associate Professor of Music and Program & Outreach Coordinator at MCC. “The Invitational provides a supportive forum for high school choirs to share choral music with one another and receive feedback from expert choral directors,” she added.

During the workshop, the three invited choirs will rotate between singing, listening to the other choirs, and touring the MCC campus.

MCC’s Music Program has a partnership with SVSU’s Department of Music that is significant to MCC's music career pathway. MCC music students who complete the Associate of Fine Arts in Music, upon passing an audition with SVSU, can enter in at the junior level and continue their studies in either music performance or music education.

The Music Department at MCC offers a comprehensive two year collegiate music program designed to fulfill the freshman and sophomore requirements needed to transfer to four year colleges and universities. Unique to MCC among community colleges, the College has both a strong jazz studies and chamber ensemble program. Offering a broad musical curriculum from classical to jazz and commercial music, the music department serves a wide variety of students. For more information about the Music Department at MCC call 810-762-0332 or visit

Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and offering services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. With more than 100 academic and occupational degree programs, we help students prepare to achieve more in an ever-changing economy. Through university transfer agreements, high-demand associate's degree programs and one-year certification programs, we help ensure that all Mott students are ready to get more out of life.

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