Near North Voices™ – A North Bay Choral Community
Near North Voices was established in 2007 as an advanced choir on the Nipissing University Campus. Membership is open to students, faculty and staff at Nipissing University and Canadore College, as well as to members of the North Bay community. High school students are welcome, and Near North Voices offers Student Choral Scholarships for qualified students.
We present several concerts per academic year, along with service music in the community and on campus. Weekly rehearsals run September through early April, Wednesdays, 6:45 arrival for 7:00 p.m. start going to 9:15 p.m.(ish). No audition is required, although some choral experience and music reading ability are helpful.
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Near North Voices™ 2016, Adam Adler
Adam Adler, Artistic Director
Dr. Adam Adler is Assistant Professor of Music Education at Nipissing University and founding Artistic Director of Near North Voices. He has previously served on faculty in the Faculty of Education at the University of Windsor and in the Crane School Music, SUNY Potsdam. A narrative researcher and founding proponent of the critical genderist perspective in music and educational research, his current research and creative interests include gender in music and music education, choral community and sustainability, music teacher preparation, and stretching community choirs’ musical limits. Dr. Adler has served as conductor for The Ford Motor Company Chorus (Dearborn, MI), Just Singers Chamber Choir of Toronto, The University of Toronto Hart House Singers, and the Choir of Centenary United Church (Hamilton, ON). He has taught music in schools across southern Ontario and abroad, and is active as a singer, choral clinician, composer and arranger.