Scottsdale Musical Arts is a multi-generational organization for singers and instrumentalists in the greater Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area. Their program begins with the Scottsdale Children's Choirs and Scottsdale Youth Orchestras and continues with opportunities for adult choral singers in the Scottsdale Choral Artists and adult orchestral players in the Scottsdale Arts Orchestra.
The Scottsdale Children's Choirs are made up of singers entering grade 1 through grade 8. The singers in the Scottsdale Children's Choirs receive a comprehensive music education with emphasis on performance and singing technique with music theory, ear training, and notation lessons included within our rehearsals. The Scottsdale Children's Choirs sing a variety of literature from different historical and stylistic periods. The SCC program is designed to partner with the choral music program in the student's school. At SCC we seek to further develop the musician who brings his/her musical experiences back to the school classroom to help enhance the choral experience for his/her school and community.
Designed to partner with the student's school program, the Scottsdale Youth Orchestras are intended to develop the young musician's ensemble ability. The goal of the players is to create a high level of artistry while developing the entire musician. Bringing the riches of that talent to our players' schools further develops the music program within our players community and schools. The Philharmonic Orchestra is a full orchestra comprised of serious musicians who seek a challenging experience playing the works of classical orchestral repertoire. The Sinfonia Orchestra is a preparatory orchestra for musicians who will ultimately have the opportunity to progress to the Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Scottsdale Choral Artists, a semi-professional choir, are dedicated to creating the highest level of choral artistry through historically informed and musically inspired performances from all styles and periods. The SCA perform four major concerts a year including choral-orchestral works with the Scottsdale Arts Orchestra. In addition to symphonic works, the SCA broadens its body of repertoire by devoting concerts to chamber and unaccompanied choral works.
The Scottsdale Arts Orchestra is made up of talented amateur and professional musicians who maintain active performing schedules throughout the greater Phoenix Metro area and Arizona. The SAO aims to achieve its mission by providing educational opportunities for the community through the performance of historic and new orchestral music as well as choral-orchestral works. The SAO seeks to be innovative in its programming and presentation of concerts.
Scottsdale Musical Arts is an organization built on the principle that music has the power to change lives forever - whether the musician is young or old, trained or untrained. Music universally transcends all languages, socio-economic barriers, and enriches a community by fostering a positive environment of team-work and expression through excellence in musical performance.