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Building a LightHouse Choir: Info Sessions
Monday, December 2, 3:00 - 4:30 or 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
"Ms. Maria, could you please sing with us, and be the director of the choir?"
About fifteen students turned to Maria Flamich when her colleague left the choir and the School for the Blind. This is how Maria took over the choir of the students, most of whom she knew because she taught them English as a foreign language. Music was always an integral part of the lessons, as it is an integral part of Maria's life.
Maria Flamich is a Ph.D. Fulbright Scholar from Budapest, Hungary at the English Department of the University of California Berkeley. She conducts research on cultural representations of disability with Georgina Kleege and Susan Schweik. Maria's interest focuses mainly on music. She is a soprano, a choir director, and a concert organizer, for she believes that music is a powerful way of expressing blind people's often hidden value.
She is generously offering to form a choir for the LightHouse community, and invites blind and sighted people to come and sing together. The only requirement is to love music! If you love singing, join us for an info session and make your voice heard!
Your choice of two info sessions is available, either 3:00 or 6:00 p.m. (attendance at both is not necessary). Light refreshments will be served and we'll hear from Maria about her choir experience, cover logistics, answer your questions and get the singing started. RSVP to Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.694.7316.