Vocal Arts Academy of Milwaukee

Vocal Arts Academy of Wisconsin

Emily Holt Crocker

Led by veteran instructors Emily Crocker and Charyl Granatella, our goal is to create an environment of joy, of excellence, of encouragement and of restorative energy—a positive experience that will enhance your lives and lift up your spirits through collective music making. Together, Mrs. Crocker and Mrs. Granatella possess many years of experience in working with young singers and a deep understanding of how children learn music. This experience extends from the classroom onto the concert stage and beyond.

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In 2013–2014, the Young Artists Choir (gr. 7–12) explored a variety of music in three concerts and a collaborative performance with the Festival City Symphony, including classical music by César Franck, J. S. Bach, John Jacob Niles and William Byrd, folk and pop music by Woody Guthrie, Joni Mitchell, and Leonard Cohen, music from Frozen and much more.
Our Apprentice Ensemble (grades 3–6) learned master compositions for children’s voices and experienced solo singing opportunities.

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21 Years of Singing in Milwaukee!

Calling all singers who performed with the Milwaukee Children's Choir or Vocal Arts Academy and Emily Crocker from 1994 to the present. We're having a celebration concert and you are invited to participate. Please fill out the attached form (whether you can come or not) and feel free to share with friends and even your parents!

Upcoming Concert

Sunday, May 17, 2015—6:00 PM
Coming Of Age— Celebrating 21 Years of Building Young Musicians
  • Festival Concert featuring the Vocal Arts Academy and all other singers who have sung with Emily Crocker through the years!
  • Fr. Robert V. Carney Performing Arts Center
    Pius XI High School
    135 N. 76th St.
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Prior Concerts:

2010 June 7 — Summer Songs and Summer Sounds — Watch the program

2010 December 20 — Lights of December — Watch the program

2011 April 10 — I Dream of Peace — Watch the program

2011 June 13 — Seasons of Love — Watch the program

2012 January 23 — On This Shining Night — Watch the program

2012 April 23 — The Place of the Blest — Watch the program

2012 May 21 — Grateful – A Vocal Arts Cabaret — See the program

2013 January 28 — Earth, Sea and Sky — Watch the program

2013 April 15 — Rejoice and Remember — Watch the program

2013 May 19 — Let the River Run — Watch the program

2013 June 21 — A Summer Recital — See the program

2014 January 13 — Gonna Get Through This World — Watch the program

2014 March 31 — Saints Bound for Heaven — Watch the program

2014 May 16 — Good Life — Watch the program

2015 March 8 — I Have a Song To Sing — See the program

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