The Trumansburg Community Chorus is back for 2023! We have begun our Spring session, and will be giving concerts on May 13 and 14.
The Chorus performs a variety of musical styles and genres. Our members come from all walks of life and with varying musical backgrounds: from the classically trained to the “I haven’t sung since elementary school” singer. What we all possess is the desire to come together and create something bigger than the sum of our parts. It is a joyous enterprise to sing and work together weekly to create art. It is good for the mind, body, heart, and soul.
The choir is directed by Alice Ploss, who has been involved with choirs in some capacity since second grade, when she sang her first solo in church. She has enjoyed directing choirs of all ages and kinds for over 30 years, and has been an accompanist for and a member of numerous singing groups. While earning her Master’s Degree, she studied conducting at Ithaca College with Janet Galvan and Lawrence Doebler. Alice began directing the Trumansburg Community Chorus from its beginning in the early 2000s. She has a BM in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia (organ), and a MS in Music Education from Ithaca College (voice).
Alice has taught choral and general music in the Trumansburg, Ithaca, and Odessa Montour School Districts. She served as an Assistant Professor of Music Education at Ithaca College from 20112-2013. She was the Director of Music at the First Presbyterian Church of Ulysses for over 25 years. She sings with ephemera, a women’s improvisation group, teaches voice and piano privately and is the President of Encore Players Community Theatre of Trumansburg. Her international music experiences include conducting the Chiba International Singers, accompanying and vocal directing two productions for the Tokyo International Players, singing in the Tokyo International Singers Chorus, and studying Taiko Drumming with Moko Igarashi (2007-2009).
The TCC is made up of youth and adults from Trumansburg and surrounding areas. We welcome new members and are looking to grow the chorus. There is no audition to join our ranks; however, a basic knowledge of choral singing and music is helpful.