Winter Blues? How about a little singing to take them away?

Join MCTC music faculty members Liz Pauly and Sarah Greer along with the MCTC Choirs for a session designed to help chase away the winter blues. By the time you leave this session you will have learned several fun songs made to be sung in community, participated in group improvisations, and learned some breathing, posture and stretching exercises to help calm and relax your winter-weary body.

Singing for Stress Relief
Time: 10:30-11:45
Location: F2700
Date: February 23, 2012 – Student Success Day
This event is presented as part of Student Success Day on the Minneapolis Community and Technical College campus. 

Let Music Fill the Air!

This is the opening piece of the Minnesota Chorale’s Bridges concert, performed this past November at the SPCO.


MCTC Choirs present An Early Winter Concert Dec 9

Minneapolis Community and Technical College will present an Early Winter Concert featuring the MCTC Concert Choir and Vocal Ensemble Friday December 9 at 7:30 pm in the Whitney Fine Arts Theater, 1424 Yale Place, on the MCTC campus in downtown Minneapolis. The concert, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Pauly and accompanied by Christopher Wolter will feature the choirs’ characteristic blend of European art music with folk and traditional music from across the globe.  Pieces include compositions and arrangements by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw, Monte Mason, Harry Belafonte, and Giovanni Croce among others.  The choirs will be joined by guest artists percussionist Thomas Reimer and flautist Donna Hryniewicki.  A reception in the Fine Arts lobby will follow immediately after the concert. Light refreshments will be served.  Children are welcome.  Admission to this concert is free, but the choirs ask that you bring a non-perishable food donation that you may deposit in the marked bins outside the theater.  Food donations will go to the Hennepin County Emergency Food Network. 

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

This video of Jobs’ commencement address to Stanford University graduates in 2005 is, to me, moving and inspiring.


MCTC Choir Retreat Sept 17

What could be better than a good part of your day singing, developing your choir musicianship skills, and hanging out with people who love to sing as much as you do?

MCTC Choirs Annual Retreat
When: Saturday September 17 from 12-4:30
Where: On the MCTC Campus, L3100, L3400, F2700*
Lunch will be provided.
Dress in comfortable clothing
Agenda for Choir Retreat Sept 17, 2011
Time: 12-4:30
Locations: L3100, L3400, F2700
12:00-1:00                  Lunch, Choir business meeting (Patrick), L3100
1:00-1:40                   Getting to know you activities (Sara and Olivia), L3100
1:40-2:20                   Session: Diction for Singers (Liz) L3100
2:20-2:30                   Break
2:30-3:00                   Session: Movement (Ellie Ahmann) L3400
3:00-4:30                   Music Rehearsal (Liz) F2700
*All room locations are on the MCTC Campus. For campus maps, go to this link:

This event is required for all choir members.