America’s Music Company announces auditions for the Grand Rapids Pop Music Ensemble Classes and professional company.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 15, 2018 - - Grand Rapids’ artistic scene is about to get an infusion of pop. According to Mark Jackson, the Founder and Artistic Director of America’s Music Company (AMC), the time has come for Grand Rapids to add a professional pop music chorus. AMC, along with Triumph Music Academy is taking the first step by establishing the Grand Rapids Pop Music Ensemble.
The class will train participants in performance skills and musicianship through, “a fun and rigorous rehearsal process…” Performers won’t just be told what to do, but will be directly involved in selecting pieces, arrangements and staging. An importance will be placed on strengthening everyone’s abilities, knowledge and confidence in order to eventually tour a show in the community and beyond.
According to the AMC website,
“The goals of the group are simple:
About America’s Music Company
AMC is a non-profit 501(c)3 based in Grand Rapids, MI, that has been bringing music to the community for 2 years with a smaller group of 6 professional musicians backed up by a rock band. The GRPME will be a larger version with at least 20 performers, showcasing original arrangements of classic and modern pop music. Soloists, group numbers and dance will all be showcased.
“Grand Rapids has a wonderful group of professionals who make a living do what they love through our symphony, ballet company and opera,” says Jackson. “My vision is to create a way for local singers to do the same. There is so much talent here, but they are constrained by budget and time. The GRPME will give them the opportunity to focus on their craft.”
Mark Leroy Jackson has been a professional musician, actor and performer for years, and now educates others to do the same throughout West Michigan. Mark has been seen in “Rent,” on Broadway, The West End, and in the Touring Company. He has performed on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, Regis and Kelly, as well as collaborating with musicians such as Idena Menzel, Pat Metheny, and Andre Simone.
For more information visit, www.americasmusiccompany.org
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