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Monday, August 12, 2013

Local Vocal Ensemble to hold Auditions

Shreveport-Bossier's new semi-professional chorus, the Prisma Vocal Ensemble, will be holding auditions from 6-9 p.m. on Sunday, September 1 at Asbury United Methodist Church located at 3200 Airline Drive in Bossier City.  Auditions will include basic vocalization, group sight-reading, and assessment of vocal blend.  Contact Adam Philley at primsavocalensemble@gmail.com for audition materials in advance.

Founded by conductor Adam Philley and composer-in-residence Costas Dafnis, the Prisma Vocal Ensemble is committed to presenting quality performances of word-class repertoire and compensating singers for their dedication.  Philley has recently returned to Shreveport after earning his masters of music in choral conducting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln under the advisement of Dr. Peter Eklund and Dr. Therees Hibbard. Dafnis is an active composer receiving commissions and winning competitions across the globe.  His choral music is published through Walton Music and Noisi Paintr.  Both Philley and Dafnis are alumni of Centenary College.

"We are both very excited to bring this opportunity to the Shreveport-Bossier area," said Philley.  "Choral music has a rich tradition in our area and it's time we had our own semi-professional vocal ensemble!  We believe in the power of this genre of music to move and touch people.  We're very passionate about bringing the highest quality musical experiences possible to our audiences."

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Adam Philley, Prisma conductor
 adam.philley@gmail.com

Costas Dafnis, Prisma composer-in-residence
 costas@costasdafnis.com

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