Glee and Theater Clubs at Rochester Community House

Kids who love to sing, dance and act will have a chance to perform for family and friends in Rochester Community House’s upcoming Glee and Theater clubs, instructed by veteran educator Kevin Cornwell.

There’s no need to spend hours in dance classes or voice lessons for children in grades 1-6 to have the opportunity to get together with new friends to create a show choir performance. They’ll feel like confident stars by participating in Glee Club. The Winter Session is 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. on Wednesdays, February 8 through March 28, with the Spring Session being April 18 through June 6.

For children whose creativity soars through theater, there is Theater Club. Working with other kids, participants will create a performance that puts them into a role while they work together as a team and make new friends.  Kids come away with public speaking skills, new confidence, problem solving skills and much more without realizing it. The club offers a comfortable environment for kids to take a chance, fostering life-long skills, basic knowledge of theater and a great time. A performance for family and friends will be the last day of class. The Winter Session will be 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, February 8 through March 28, with a Spring Session being April 18 through June 6.

The cost for any of the nine-week clubs is $92 and pre-registration is required.

Parents can trust that their children will be getting a high level of instruction by the Community House’s new music and theater instructor Kevin Cornwell. Cornwell is a graduate of Olivet College with a bachelor’s degree in music education and has been with Avondale schools for 17 years. He is the director of several choirs for both the middle and high school, both of which he created the vocal music programs for. Both schools participate in the Michigan School Vocal Music Association District and State Choir Festival and they receive first divisions at all levels. Cornwell’s choirs have performed at Carnegie Hall, the Fox Theatre, the Detroit Opera House, the Palace of Auburn Hills and the Pontiac Silverdome.

Along with his duties at Avondale, Cornwell also is an adjudicator for the Michigan School Vocal Music Association and has been a state honors choir director for the Middle School/ Junior High SATB Honor Choir in 2005. His eighth grade choir and eighth grade treble chorus were selected to perform for the Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids in 2006 and 2010.

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