Auditions July 24-27 for Promusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra 2008-09 Season

anthemANTHEM – Do you love making music and making new friends? Do you want to nurture your talents and share in bringing the magic of music to others? ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra is holding auditions for singers and orchestra musicians interested in performing in its four major concerts scheduled for the 2008-09 Season (check out for details.)

For those interested in auditions: it is important to call as soon as possible or e-mail to reserve an audition slot during July 24 through 27. Auditions are by appointment only. Understand that this is a VOLUNTEER organization. Members are asked to pay a membership fee of approximately $60, commit to rehearsal/performance schedule and volunteer for committee work. At your audition be prepared to sing/play dynamically (F-p), interpretively (legato-staccato) and at various tempos. Don’t stress, have fun and look forward to a great season of making music with your friends.

PMAZ is a community music organization beginning its sixth performance season.

PMAZ consists of approximately 100 volunteer members from throughout the north valley. They range in age from eleven to senior citizens. PMAZ is not a professional organization but is looking for members of at least “intermediate” musical abilities.

PMAZ orchestra will rehearse in Anthem every Monday evening 7 - 9 p.m. beginning August 18. The Chorale will rehearse every Tuesday evening 7 - 9 p.m. beginning August 19 at Boulder Creek High School. All interested singers and musicians are encouraged to audition even if you have previously been told there are no openings in your section. People move and openings occur. There are current openings in all sections of the chorale and most sections of the orchestra.

Contact PMAZ Artistic Director, Kevin Kozacek at 623-551-5045 or 623-680-6024 for appointments or email him at or More details are available at

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Only a few ‘Free Saturdays’ left at Heard North

SCOTTSDALE – Everyone receives free admission to Heard Museum North Scottsdale on July Saturdays, thanks to a grant from Target. Journey to the far North in the exhibit Cape Dorset: Tradition and Innovation, Arctic Art from the Albrecht Collection, and experience the evolution of Native art in Choices and Change: American Indian Artists in the Southwest. Plus, enjoy a relaxing lunch or snack at the Arcadia Farms at the Heard Museum North Café.

Heard Museum North is located at Summit at Scottsdale, 32633 N. Scottsdale Road. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information call 480-488-9817 or visit

enchanted owlTradition And Innovation: Cape Dorset Inuit Art From The Albrecht Collection:
This exhibition of work from the Albrecht Collection provides an overview of almost six decades of art making in Cape Dorset, the preeminent Inuit art community in the Canadian Arctic. Highlighting established artists and rising stars, this exhibition demonstrates how tradition and innovation define the sculpture, drawings and prints of the Cape Dorset region. The art reflects favored themes, new ideas and techniques and the social and cultural changes impacting several generations.

Choices and Change: American Indian Artists in the Southwest:

This long-term exhibit features paintings, sculpture, jewelry, baskets, katsina dolls and pottery from the renowned Heard Museum collection. The show contains a wide-ranging selection of pieces that reveal how individual artists create work that changes in response to new stimuli. See how work from multiple generations of artists bridges both a past rich in tradition and a dynamic and changing American Indian culture.

Courtesy Artwork: Kenojuak, Ashevak, Cape Dorset, "The Enchanted Owl," stonecut, 1959