Note from Michael Pettry

Dear friends of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, This will be my last blog entry on the staff of the Symphonic Choir, as today is my final day as Executive Director of this very special arts organization. These 14 years we have had together have been – and will always be – a highlight of my… Read More

Guest Blogger: 2 Weeks ‘Til Carnegie & Visit from the Children’s Choir

From time to time, we invite a guest blogger to share their insights. In this installment, Janet – a member of the Symphonic Choir alto section – sheds light on preparations for the Choir’s return to Carnegie Hall on October 16, 2016. As tonight’s choir practice ended, I switched on the radio in my car… Read More

But Why Commission New Music?

“We all know the saying ‘all music was once new music,’ but it really goes further than that” – Michael Pettry, Executive Director Commissioning new works can be risky! They don’t come without a price tag. …and, scores of other “what if’s” to boot. This blog post explores the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir’s large-scale commissioning project…that… Read More

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