Community Voices Ensemble

Instructors Corlis Watkins-Nass, Cynthia Cross, and Marcia Working

This ensemble offers musical experiences for teens and adults with a variety of mental and physical challenges. Led by a board-certified music therapist with assistance from community teaching artists, this program provides participants with a unique opportunity to work collaboratively to learn and perform music.

Participants pay only $30 per session; four sessions are held each year. School-year sessions meet Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 pm. The 12-week fall session runs September 21 to December 14 (no class on Thanksgiving). The winter session runs January 18 to March 22 (10 weeks); the spring session runs April 12 to June 14 (10 weeks). The 8-week summer Session meets Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 pm, and runs from June 28 – August 16. Contact the office for enrollment details.

This program is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs/National Endowment for the Arts, the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, and individual donors. Performance venues provided by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, the Epic Center, and other area businesses and organizations.

  • Music Instruction for All Ages & Abilities



    Our Mission:
    … to provide individualized music instruction in a positive and supportive atmosphere to all persons regardless of age, ability or income.

    Epic Center, Suite 12
    359 S. Kalamazoo Mall
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007

    269 / 345-6664

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