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2018 Scholarship Application

Attn: Macon County High School Students, Choir members, Choir Directors and voice teachers:

The Decatur Choral Society/Opus 24 will award scholarships to be applied towards voice lessons with a member of the Preparatory Dept. faculty at Millikin University. Any Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior attending a Macon County high school in the Fall of 2018 may apply to audition.

Auditions will be held May 22, 2018 at First Lutheran Church in Decatur. You must sign up for an audition slot and provide your own accompanist. One selection demonstrating the student’s vocal ability will be required for the audition.

All Audition and Application requirements will be handled electronically with 3 easy steps:

  1. To sign up for a time slot, go to: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090F4BAFAC2DA6F58-decatur
  2. To submit your application, go to: https://goo.gl/forms/hFh329THISaxMjBh1
  3. The following information must be submitted to M. Miller via email (mmiller@millikin.edu) by Wednesday, May 16th:
    1. Brief Autobiography
    2. Recent Photograph
    3. Copy of School Transcript
    4. Letter of Recommendation

If you have any questions along the way, please contact Melissa Miller, Decatur Choral Society
Scholarship Coordinator at mmiller@millikin.edu or 217-424-6212.

 

Do you remember that overdone tune with four chords, often played at parties to show off your lack of piano skills? The tune….Heart and Soul. Hopefully, we have all progressed musically beyond those past experiences. This concert is the grownup version of what those words mean. Opus 24 combines with the Heart and Soul Choir from Central Christian Church in a concert that is truly a blending of the hearts and souls of this community. Draw the Circle Wide, African Benediction and This Little Light of Mine will bring these two ensembles together, both musically and emotionally.

Joining us are some of the area’s finest musicians. Strings, percussion, piano and Celtic pipe all add to the wonderful ambiance of this program. As the conductor of this concert, I strive to emulate the mission of choral music: all people, regardless of social stature, intelligence, age or physical or mental well-being should have (and deserve) the opportunity to bare their heart and soul through music. Please enjoy this opportunity to be blessed by what you not only hear, but what you receive from the hearts and souls of all the participants.

Milt Scott, Conductor

“Opus” Defined

“Opus” is defined as an “artistic work”. Here are some “not-as-artistic” terms that can potentially apply to our group during the course of a season…

  • A promising rehearsal has “hope-us”
  • Men’s sectional is a “bro-pus”
  • A missed or cancelled rehearsal is a “no-pus”