The Kellogg Singers (MUSI 105/C105)
The Kellogg Singers are a non-auditioned, mixed ensemble based out of the Davidson building on the main KCC campus. The ensemble prepares a wide range of choral literature spanning the full continuum of music history. Although this is a residential choral ensemble, the choir regularly performs on and off campus and tours semi-annually. Recent tours have taken the choir throughout the midwest and east coasts. In summer 2012, the choir toured Ireland and returned to Europe in the summer of 2014. The Kellogg Singers have collaborated with notable organizations, such as the Battle Creek Symphony, The Monroe Community Chorale and Symphony Orchestra and the Kalamazoo Sacred Music Festival. The choir has opened for Grammy award winning groups Take 6 and Sweet Honey in the Rock.
The Kellogg Singers are open to both college and community members without audition, however previous singing experience is helpful. An effort is made to expose the members to “need to know works” from every style in the choral music repertoire. Music from Renaissance Madrigals to traditional African American Spirituals, from Baroque masterworks to music of living composers, and everything in between will be explored. Everyone is welcome in the ensemble, which can be taken for personal enrichment (MUSI C105) or for academic credit (MUSI 105). Visit the Kellogg Choirs’ blog site here.
Dr. Gerald J. Blanchard, Director
Nancy Brown, Principal Accompanist
For members taking for academic credit:
ATTENDANCE POLICY: Students are allowed three absences from class during the semester. No excuse is needed for these absences. After that, any unexcused absence takes 10% off the student’s final grade with the following exception: Any student missing six classes for any reason will be asked to withdraw. NO absence is excused the week before or of a performance. Concert attendance is MANDATORY. An excused absence is one where the instructor has been contacted previously and approved it or a doctor’s excuse is provided. Lateness of any kind will take 5% off the student’s daily attendance points. The instructor will always endeavor to release class on time.