Anima Courses and College of DuPage!

Anima-Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus is proud to partner with Continuing Education at College of DuPage with to offer new music programs for youth in grades 5 to 12 in the Fall of 2016. To register, please call COD’s Continuing Education department at (630) 942-2208 or register online here!

Fundamentals of Music Literacy
Grades 6 to 12
Junior high and high schools students can improve their understanding of music
notation, pitch and rhythm reading, key signatures, scales, basic chords and
inner hearing. This can enhance private lesson work, individual curiosity, or just
support a love of performance and/or music listening.
Instructor: Mary Mauch
Friday, Sept. 23-Oct. 28
4:30-6 p.m.
Registration Code: MUSIC-0001-201
Cost: $199
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Sandwiches and Song
Grades 5 to 9
Boys can explore their individual singing voices in a casual, no-pressure
atmosphere with an experienced male conductor/singer. Singers receive help
with basic, healthy vocal technique using fun songs. Sub sandwiches are
provided for sustenance!
Instructor: Brandon Pemberton
Wednesday, Oct. 19-26
5-6:30 p.m.
Registration Code:  MUSIC-0001-202
Cost:  $79
Main Street Recreational Center, Glen Ellyn

How to Prepare for a College Voice or Choral Audition
Grades 9 to 11
High school students who are considering a voice performance or choral music
education degree as an undergraduate will learn how to prepare for audition. Topics
include repertoire, study, accompanist’s needs, dress, presentation, as well as
other issues to think about in order to be a music major. Students also engage in
mock auditions with helpful, kind feedback.
Instructors: Emily Ellsworth and William Buhr
Wednesday, Nov. 9-16
7-8:30 p.m.
Registration Code:  MUSIC-0001-200
Cost:  $109
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Introducing Anima's Private Voice Lessons for the 2016-17 season!

What:   Private half hour voice lessons with Mary Mauch (see bio below) under the Anima umbrella

  Beginning in late September, Monday late afternoon – evening

 GEPD, or Mrs. Mauch’s Lemont home if closer

For students ages 12 and older already enrolled in Anima’s choral ensembles

     Anima wishes to provide reliable, safe, expert vocal training for serious students who desire private study in addition to their choral/ensemble training

:      $35/half hour for weekly lessons.  Longer lessons can be negotiated with Mrs. Mauch

     If interested, please email
Please Note
*We are putting a minimum age on this opportunity as vocal training is different from instrumental training in that the voice resides within a growing body. 

*Children younger than 12 are better served by Anima’s choral training, which develops their ears, music literacy, and ability to sing in age appropriate ways. 

*Private vocal study is best suited for adolescent and post adolescent singers, when there is more physical maturity.

*The singing voice does not fully mature until age 30-35!  That’s why it’s so important to not rush or harm a young voice by overtaxing it at too young an age, regardless of what you may see and hear on television!  Anima wants to protect young voices, give them the best training available, yet offer further study to those who are ready for it.
About Mary Mauch
Mary Doughty Mauch has a wide range of experience as a choral conductor, music teacher, singer, and accompanist. As the spouse of a now-retired Air Force officer, she had the opportunity to study, sing, and conduct throughout the United States and Europe. 
She earned a Bachelor of Music in Choral Music Education with Honors from the University of Illinois and a Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting with Highest Honors from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
She has been a member of the professional core and/or chamber choirs of several major symphony and professional choruses including the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, the San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers, the Virginia Symphony Chorus, the Virginia Chorale, the Las Vegas Master Singers, the Frankfurter Kantorei, and the Darmstadt Konzertchor.
Her teaching experiences in schools range from kindergarten through college in addition to conducting countless semi-professional, community, and church choirs in both the United States and Germany. She was an active chorale clinician in Stuttgart, Germany and has always enjoyed teaching both piano and voice private students.