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Singing Strong Spring 2020

February 25 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 14, 2020

BMC’s Popular ‘Singing Strong’ Program Resumes Feb. 25
The Brattleboro Music Center’s popular ‘Singing Strong’ program for older singers resumes February 25.

Sessions are scheduled for Tuesdays, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. through April 14 at the BMC Recital Hall, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro (across from Memorial Park). The cost is $85 for eight weeks; call the BMC at 802-257-4523 to sign up or register at the first session.

No auditions or performances are required. ‘Singing Strong’ is for people who want to have fun and learn more about their voice along the way.

Susan Dedell will lead a joyful hour of singing songs chosen from a variety of musical styles, including jazz standards, Broadway musicals, spirituals, folk songs, rounds, and more. Vocal exercises and tips will help participants keep and expand their range, enhance tone, and increase strength.

Participants will learn about the background of the songs, taken from a collection currently numbering almost 200 pieces of music selected by Dedell. “We call it ‘Singing Strong’ because singing — especially in a group — boosts your immune system, improves heart health, improves circulation, and best of all, makes you happier. So come and raise your voice and join the fun,” says Dedell.

Pianist, choral director, and vocal repertoire coach Susan Dedell has worked with singers of all ages and levels of ability for over three decades. She directed the BMC Concert Choir for 29 years, was rehearsal assistant to Blanche Moyse, and is a long-time member of the BMC piano faculty. She loves to work with people, building skills and confidence, and delights in exploring the meaning and emotions that music communicates.


February 25
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Brattleboro Music Center
72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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BMC Bravo SocietyThe Brattleboro Music Center relies on volunteers in the community who give generously of their time. We are pleased to honor the following for their help in recent months:
Becky Andrews, Jay Bailey, Tanya Balsley, Karen Becker, Nancy Bell, Mara Berkley, Lisa Bloch, Crager Boardman, Bob Bonneau, Michael Boylen, Jonas Breen, Laura Bryant-Williams, Deb Bunker, Tim Callahan, Rachel Clemente, Lisa Cox, Walter Cramer, Robin Davis, Corey DiMario, Sandra Feusi, Judy Fink, Elizabeth Fisher, Robin Flatley, Donna Francis, Rob Freeberg, Virginia Goodman, Lerna Gottesman, Bill Gottesman, Gary Graff, Lisa Harris, Freddie Hart, Jennelle Harvey, Shelli Harvey, Cal Heile, Lynn Herzog, Jenny Holan, Kate John, Steven John, Jim Johnson, Alyssa Kerr, Bruce Landenberger, Latchis Theatre, Dot MacDonald, Joe Madison, Sheila Magnuson, Raquel Moreno, Jill Newton, Kristin Outwater, Ellen Peters, Deb Pierotti, Jon Potter, Sabine Rhyne, Antje Ruppert, Alison Schantz, Sarah May Schultz, Ray Sebold, Liz Simmons, Dalit Sivan, Paul Eric Smith, Alan Stockwell, Travis Stout, Maggie Sullivan, Melissa Trainor, Leslie Turpin, Daniel Valerio, Betsy Williams, Pete Wilson, Amanda Witman, Ellery Witman, Avery Witman, David Woodberry, and Yellow Barn


The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

(802) 257-4523