The Women's Chorus will begin rehearsals for the fall program on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 6:30 at the Port Huron Senior Center. See Chorus page for more information. New members are welcome. COVID-19 vaccination is required for participation.
At the Board Meeting on June 23, 2021 Sue Barber was sworn in as the new president of The Port Huron Musicale. We thank Gene for her wonderful service to the group and welcome Sue as our new fearless leader.
Outgoing president Gene Schucker and incoming president Sue Barber (right).
Dear Musicale Members,
As we experience this “fall-out” from the Corona virus, we realize that we are in unchartered territory. Never before have we weathered such a catastrophe, the cause of which we cannot see. The negative news reports, the deaths, the shortages…It’s scary!
Hopefully, all Musicale members are taking the behavioral strategies seriously by staying home.
To comply with said strategies, all Musicale chorus activities have been cancelled, including our practices and concerts. It is possible, though not likely, that we will still convene on May 21st, at Port Huron Golf Club for our annual luncheon. Please keep the luncheon date on your calendars. We will re-assess assess the situation in another few weeks.
Also in limbo for another few weeks are the scholarship auditions. Applicants and teachers have been notified that every effort will be made to host the auditions either on the scheduled date or at some future date.
Please pray for a quick resolution to this pandemic, and for the well-being of all.
In the meantime, stay home, wash your hands, use hand sanitizers, and practice social distancing.
Dear Scholarship Applicants/Parents and Teachers,
As you may have assumed by now, we need to officially POSTPONE the April 24/25 scholarship auditions. Because we have a desire to fulfill the work of The Port Huron Musicale in awarding the lesson scholarships for this coming year, our hope is to reschedule them in the summer or early fall. There are so many unknowns, yet we will be diligent in assessing what is necessary to keep our community safe, but also to celebrate the musical studies of our wonderful young musicians by being able to provide auditions for and award these scholarships.
Please know you can contact me with any questions, but also that I will communicate in this fashion as we navigate these unprecedented waters together.
Maybe it's true for you, too, but I have found the most peace, comfort, and joy when making music with my family during this time. Let's keep encouraging one another!
The Port Huron Musicale Scholarship Committee
Michelle Carlson, Chairperson
President: Gene Schucker 810-385-9591
Vice President: Sue Barber 313-701-0951
Treasurer: Linda Flickinger 810-987-3843
Recording Secretary: Mary Jo Stine 810-329-5866
Membership Secretary: Nancy Nyitray 810-982-6304
Corresponding Secretary: Ruth Chubb 810-984-2809
The Port Huron Musicale is a member of the National and Michigan Federation of Music Clubs. Organized and Federated in 1917 about 100 members support and provide quality music to the S. E. Michigan area. We are a member of the Community Foundation of St. Clair County.
Annual membership dues are $25 for The Port Huron Musicale music year of October 1 - May 31. Dues for the following year should be paid by July 31st to guarantee inclusion in the booklet. All are welcome. For more membership information contact Nancy Nyitray at (810) 982-6304. Membership helps to support music education in the community.
In May the Musicale holds it’s Annual Meeting with a luncheon and musical entertainment. Members and guests are encouraged to attend.
Board meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month, September - May 10:00 a.m., at the Port Huron Senior Center. Board meetings are open.
The Musicale provides competitive lesson awards for talented and motivated music students with or without financial need. In March there is a performance and reception for the student lesson scholarship winners. All are invited to hear these talented young musicians.