The Trumansburg Community Chorus is back! We had two successful sessions in 2023, and we are now in our Spring 2024 session which will started on January 22. Our concerts will be in May.
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 Houston, Trumansburg, Ithaca, and Odessa Montour School Districts. She served as an Assistant Professor of Music Education at Ithaca College from 2011-2013. 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 was the President of Encore Players Community Theatre of Trumansburg for 10 years. 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. There is no audition to join our ranks; however, it is expected that singers will have a basic understanding of musical notation and be able, with practice, to sing their part accurately, on pitch and in rhythm as written.