Friends of Maryville College Concert Choir

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Go Scots!!

Operating as usual

11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving to alumni, family and friends!

We are so glad to have Ryne and his lovely voice in the MC Concert Choir!
11/21/2020

We are so glad to have Ryne and his lovely voice in the MC Concert Choir!

#MCLegacy For today’s Legacy Student Highlight, let’s meet Ryne Simmerly.

Ryne is the son of Tina Myers Simmerly ‘95. Several other members of his family are also graduates of Maryville College: His aunt, Jana Simmerly ‘01; his cousin, Mindy Reagan ‘19; his great uncle, Galen Johnson Jr. ‘52; and his grandfather, David Simmerly ‘63. His grandmother, Lila Johnson, also attended the college from 1959 to 1961.

He said he chose the college because when he steps on campus, he feels a sense of family and community. “ This is where my mom went and I think she turned out pretty good.”

Ryne plans to major in Music Education with a Vocal Emphasis. He is a Bonner Scholar and the Freshman class Secretary and Treasurer. He is also a singer in the Concert Choir and the two small ensembles, Off Kilter and Lads.

His favorite aspect of the college so far is his group of friends. “After just one day, I found my people and we all just clicked.”

In this photo, you will see Ryne with his mother, Tina Myers Simmerly.

So proud of our first year soprano, Elaina Wilson! 🎶♥️
11/12/2020

So proud of our first year soprano, Elaina Wilson! 🎶♥️

#MCLegacy For today’s Legacy Student Highlight, let’s meet Elaina Wilson.

Elaina is the daughter of Becky Farr Wilson ‘86.

When asked what her favorite aspect of the college was, she said, “MC has always felt like home to me, and it checked all of the boxes for everything I wished for in a school.”

Elaina plans to major in Music Education with a Vocal Emphasis. She is a Bonner Scholar and a soprano in the college’s Concert Choir. She also sings in the two small ensembles, Off Kilter and Lassies.

Her favorite aspect of the college so far has been the friendships that she has made and the people she has been able to meet.

In this photo, you will see Elaina with her mother, Becky Wilson.

10/28/2020
Maryville College

✨WASH YOUR HANDS. WEAR YOUR MASK. ✨

Due to an increase in COVID spread in the surrounding community and its impact on campus, Maryville College is moving to reduced operations until the end of the week. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to check their email accounts for details and updates.

We had a SpoOOoky Friday afternoon with our Concert Choir students. Extra Christmas Music rehearsals while dressed up fo...
10/24/2020

We had a SpoOOoky Friday afternoon with our Concert Choir students. Extra Christmas Music rehearsals while dressed up for Halloween... NOTHING BETTER! 🎄👻💀🎃☃️

#spookyseason #singingscots21 #traditions

Looking forward to these audition dates!! Mark your calendars for our VIRTUAL audition dates!
10/21/2020

Looking forward to these audition dates!! Mark your calendars for our VIRTUAL audition dates!

We are excited to announce our Spring 2021 Virtual Audition Dates

Thank you to all who took part in our Virtual Homecoming Choir! If you missed the premier on Saturday, click the  link b...
10/19/2020
MC 2020 Virtual Homecoming Choir

Thank you to all who took part in our Virtual Homecoming Choir! If you missed the premier on Saturday, click the link below to see the Virtual Choir sing "All My Trials" by Norman Luboff, the Maryville College Alma Mater, and our traditional "Benediction & Amen" by Peter Lutkin.

We hope that you had a wonderful Homecoming Weekend and will carry the memories you made throughout this next year-- Stay well and GO SCOTS!! 🎉

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

IT'S HERE!! HOMECOMING WEEKEND IS HERE!!✨Join us tomorrow at 11:00am for the Homecoming Virtual Choir Concert! Bring you...
10/16/2020

IT'S HERE!! HOMECOMING WEEKEND IS HERE!!✨

Join us tomorrow at 11:00am for the Homecoming Virtual Choir Concert! Bring your "Go Scots Spirit" as we engage in a long lasting tradition of choral singing at Maryville College.

Zoom information is listed below via the link to our Homecoming Events website. Please reach out to Hannah White, choral assistant, if you have any questions.

https://www.maryvillecollege.edu/alumni/events/homecoming/schedule/hcchoir/

“We’re physically distant, yes, but we’re closer as a group...” 🎶
10/16/2020
Maryville College Concert Choir conquers singing during a pandemic

“We’re physically distant, yes, but we’re closer as a group...” 🎶

The Maryville College Concert Choir is constantly changing and adapting to ensure the safety of its members. Currently, the choir splits into two groups for the first thirty minutes of their meeting time before joining together to rehearse as one group.  One-third of the choir rehearses inside the ...

Paige Caroleen Wroble currently serves as Featured Vocalist with the Airmen of Note, The United States Air Force Band, W...
10/15/2020

Paige Caroleen Wroble currently serves as Featured Vocalist with the Airmen of Note, The United States Air Force Band, Washington, D.C. A native of Broadalbin, New York, Sergeant Wroble's career in the Air Force began in 2003.

Before joining the Air Force, Wroble attended the Schenectady County Community College, where she was the featured vocalist with the SCCC Jazz Ensemble, the Vocal Chamber Ensemble and the Empire Jazz Ensemble. Also, she was the Vice President of SCCC's MENC chapter from 1993 to 1994. She continued on to Maryville College (MC) in Maryville, Tennessee, where she pursued a Bachelor of Arts in vocal performance. She was the featured vocalist with the MC Jazz Band and Concert Band, a soloist with the MC Concert Choir and a guest vocalist on a faculty jazz recital with Professor Larry Smithee. Wroble has appeared with the Knoxville Opera Company and has been a featured soloist with the East Tennessee Jazz Orchestra and the Oak Ridge Chorus. In 2002, Sergeant Wroble was selected to perform in the MACCO Showcase of Area Artists.

Wroble's Air Force career highlights include sharing the stage with artists such as Al Jarreau, Tierney Sutton, Karrin Allyson, Bobby Caldwell, Christian McBride, Duffy Jackson, Ron Carter, Phil Woods, Kirk Whalum, Rufus Reid, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and NY Voices.

In 2013, Wroble deployed with a small group from The U.S. Air Force Band who traveled to Quatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan in support of diplomatic and troop morale initiatives as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Thank you to those who joined us today for "Our Big Top Farewell"!We have been blessed by beautiful weather and safety p...
10/14/2020

Thank you to those who joined us today for "Our Big Top Farewell"!

We have been blessed by beautiful weather and safety provided by the CCA's tent since August, but as the cool weather settles in we are even more grateful to have been granted the privileges' of a warm and safe indoor space during this time of COVID. Today we celebrated these blessings with song!

Being able to sing for you, in-person or virtually, was a joy that these students have been missing since last March... We thank you for the support and encouragement sent to our choral department and cannot wait to share our song with you again soon!

Stay well friends, and Happy Homecoming!! ❤️🧡

A friend if the choir, Renato Buchert is a Brazilian-American piano player who graduated with a BA In Music from Maryvil...
10/13/2020

A friend if the choir, Renato Buchert is a Brazilian-American piano player who graduated with a BA In Music from Maryville College in 2005. During his time at Maryville College, he studied jazz piano and jazz composition/arranging with Dr. Bill Swann and was the piano player in the MC Jazz Band for 4 years. His senior thesis was a study of Brazilian music and its influence on jazz music. After his graduation from Maryville College, he attended the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where he graduated with a Master’s in Studio Music in Jazz in 2007.
Renato began performing publicly in Knoxville his sophomore year of college and would be active in the Knoxville music scene, in a variety of genres (from jazz to rock to r&b to Contemporary Christian Music), until he moved to New York City in 2009.
Since his move to New York, he has mostly continued to explore jazz, Brazilian music, and film composition.
He currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife, and he works at the E-Commerce Manager for the Guggenheim Museum.

Jennifer Olander Anderson ‘05 is a collaborative pianist dedicated to both teaching and performing. She performs activel...
10/12/2020

Jennifer Olander Anderson ‘05 is a collaborative pianist dedicated to both teaching and performing. She performs actively in chamber recitals throughout Tennessee and the surrounding region. She has most recently been an assistant professor of music at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, TN where she taught piano and music theory. She was also an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis where she finished her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in collaborative piano performance under the tutelage of Dr. Victor Asunción. Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Maryville College and her Master of Music degree from The University of Tennessee Knoxville. She is currently the music minister at Smoky Mountain Presbyterian Church.

Jade Watts (class of ‘12) is a Pre-K - 5 music teacher at Daisy Elementary School near Chattanooga, TN. Jade has complet...
10/12/2020

Jade Watts (class of ‘12) is a Pre-K - 5 music teacher at Daisy Elementary School near Chattanooga, TN. Jade has completed Level 2 of certification in the Kodály Method at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and, this summer she will complete the third and final level of certification. Jade is a 2020 Fund for Teachers Fellow and will travel to Austria and Hungary in Summer 2021 to complete her fellowship. In October, 2019, Jade studied with renowned composer, conductor, and teacher Alice Parker as a Melodious Accord Fellow. In addition to teaching, Jade has been a member of various vocal and instrumental ensembles in the Chattanooga area.

Shelley Maddox earned the Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy and a Certificate of Advanced Perform...
10/11/2020

Shelley Maddox earned the Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy and a Certificate of Advanced Performance Studies in Voice from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina and the Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Maryville College. Maddox was an instructor of voice at Chowan University from 2008-2016. She has spent the last twenty years performing across the southeast in a variety of genres including opera, oratorio, solo recitals and numerous choirs across the region. Her most recent solo engagements include performances as a featured soloist in Handel’s Messiah at Washington Street Methodist Church and Fauré’s Requiem at Incarnation Lutheran Church and in the title role in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas as a guest artist at the University of South Carolina.


In addition to her musical endeavors, Maddox holds the position of Community Resource Coordinator at a small non-profit organization, Feonix-Mobility Rising. Through her work there, she helps senior citizens and members of underserved populations find and access transportation to medical appointments, food, socialization, and more.

We are excited to host some of our former members of the MC Concert Choir for an Alumni Roundtable discussion for Music ...
10/11/2020

We are excited to host some of our former members of the MC Concert Choir for an Alumni Roundtable discussion for Music Majors during this Homecoming week.

Dr. Dwight Dockery has served as conductor of the Concert Choir and New Carolina Sinfonia at Greenville Choral Society (North Carolina), director of choral music at North Carolina Wesleyan College (Rocky Mount, North Carolina), and as academic advisor in the East Carolina University School of Music (North Carolina). Equally at home in the classroom, he has been instructor of music theory and aural skills at the University of South Carolina and East Carolina University. Additionally, he has worked as director of music and director of children’s music at various churches in North and South Carolina. He currently serves as Director of Music at Washington Street United Methodist Church in downtown Columbia, South Carolina, and as Instructor of Music for Midlands Technical College.

He holds the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Theory-Composition from Maryville College, the Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from East Carolina University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting with a minor in Music History from the University of South Carolina.

10/07/2020
Lassies Fall 2020

Lassies rehearsal today, first time all the way through “I Will Arise”. Soloist is Elisabeth Jackson and pianist is Kate Wogoman. Video is compliments of Hannah White. So heartwarming. ❤️ Enjoy!

Are you an alumni of the Maryville College choral department?Submissions are now  being accepted for our Homecoming Virt...
09/29/2020
Homecoming 2020 Virtual Choir

Are you an alumni of the Maryville College choral department?

Submissions are now being accepted for our
Homecoming Virtual Choir!

Come share your voices as we (virtually) gather together in song.

Have questions?
Message me or send me an email! I'd be happy to assist you 🥰

Homecoming 2020 Virtual Choir

09/13/2020

Close your eyes and see if you can tell they are singing in masks. Can’t tell you how proud we are of them for working so hard this weekend at choir retreat. Beautiful music in a tent. ❤️

Many thanks to Hannah White, Alan Eleazer and Chase Hatmaker for their assistance.

09/11/2020

On this day, the members of Off Kilter rehearse “Danny Boy” in memory of the lives lost in terrorist attcks nineteen years ago on 9/11.

Maryville College
08/08/2020

Maryville College

#ScotsNation! Many things will be different at Maryville College this fall, but two things that won’t change are Scot spirit and a commitment to “doing good on the largest possible scale.” This semester, we’re asking that #ScotsHelpScots by wearing a mask. Let’s work together to flatten the curve!

07/02/2020
Maryville College

Maryville College

“I invite all of you to join me in this journey on which we’re now embarking – keep an eye on Maryville College, because great things are ahead.”

Listen to Dr. Bryan Coker’s message to the Maryville College Family on his first day as MC’s 12th president.

05/21/2020
Maryville College Admissions

Words from Dr. Bryan Coker, the President Elect of Maryville College.

Dr. Bryan Coker, the President-Elect of Maryville College who begins his term on July 1, has a hopeful message to the MC Community that we couldn't wait to share with you.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Maryville College has postponed its commencement ceremonies until December. However, the M...
05/03/2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Maryville College has postponed its commencement ceremonies until December. However, the Maryville College Concert Choir would like to honor our wonderfully talented and gifted seniors!
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Meet Nicholas Mackey, a Music major from Maryville, TN. Nich is a bass in our choir and has served as a Bass Section Leader and as Uniform Master. He is also a member of Lads and Off Kilter, 2 of our auditioned ensembles. An interesting fact about Nich is he tries to play every instrument handed to him. After graduation, he will be attending graduate school at East Carolina University.
To those who join Concert Choir after him, Nich had this tip: “Talk to your section leader, it's easier to have rehearsals if you have a rapport.”

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Maryville College has postponed its commencement ceremonies until December. However, the M...
05/02/2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Maryville College has postponed its commencement ceremonies until December. However, the Maryville College Concert Choir would like to honor our wonderfully talented and gifted seniors!
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Meet Allison Spurlock, a Spanish major from London, KY. Allison is an alto in our choir and has served as our Secretary in the past. She is also a member of Lassies and Off Kilter, 2 of our auditioned ensembles. An interesting fact about her is that she is a licensed cosmetologist and wrestler in the state of Kentucky! After graduation, she plans to join the AmeriCorp to do good on the largest possible scale!
To those who join Concert Choir after her, Allison had this message:
“Don't take your college experience for granted. Not a single second, not one person you encounter, not one conversation, none of it. Take the good with the bad. Do everything you can. Try everything at least once. Make mistakes. Make friends! And do it all knowing that your choir family will be there to pick you up if you fall. When you flunk an exam in quant lit, they'll be in the chairs at the music lounge to hear about it. When you just turned in a paper that was due yesterday, they'll be in Pearson's to pump you up (it might even be cheese stick day). When you're only 10 pages in on a 50 page thesis, they'll distract you with memes and TikToks until you can think straight enough to write the rest. When everything in your life seems to be falling apart, the friends you make in choir will make it all seem right. You just have to try. :)”

“Choir quickly became my community at MC. I was from a different state. I didn't know anyone, but the faculty, staff, and students made me feel welcome, loved, and appreciated. Being involved in choir and small ensembles while at MC has been the highlight of my college career. I'll never forget the friends I've made, the memories I've had, and the tears I shed when the harmonies clicked. May the Lord Bless and Keep you all!”

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Maryville College has postponed its commencement ceremonies until December. However, the M...
05/01/2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Maryville College has postponed its commencement ceremonies until December. However, the Maryville College Concert Choir would like to honor our wonderfully talented and gifted seniors!
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Meet Krista Jeffers, a Music major from Knoxville, TN. She has been a soprano and an alto in our choir and has served as both an Alto Section Leader and as our Secretary, and even commissioned a Maryville College Concert Choir wax seal while serving! She is also a member of Lassies and Off Kilter, 2 of our auditioned ensembles. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school for a Master’s degree in Vocal Pedagogy.
To those who join Concert Choir after her, she says: “When things are frustrating, remember why you joined this choir why you are thankful to have this experience with the wonderful people around you. Take a breath, look around, and realize that the anger and frustration are temporary, but the mark that your music will leave on hearts and ultimately leave on you, is eternal.”

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Proud of you Stacey!
Looking forward to the performance at the TMEA conference!