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A Creative Aging Chorus comes to the JCC

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Jewish Community Center and the Community Music School of Springfield have partnered to offer “Sing Out Chorus,” led by choral director Ava D’Agostino and piano accompanist Mara Penatzer, both faculty at CMSS. The class, a program of Life Lessons: The William and Margery Sadowsky Center for Adult Learning, will run for 8 weeks on Mondays, Oct. 28 – Dec. 16 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

The Tim Cotz Creative Aging Initiative at the Community Music School of Springfield was established to make music classes available to the 55+ community in the greater Springfield area. The “Sing Out Chorus” invites participants of all levels and vocal range. Singers will learn vocal technique, harmony singing, and expand their repertoire while gaining confidence in their unique voice. Music selections will include popular classics, jazz, and Broadway tunes. Prior experience singing and reading music in a choral group is a plus, but not required.

Choral Director Ava D’Agostino is a New York State-certified music teacher who recently graduated from UMass Amherst with a Master of Music in Voice Performance. She currently works at CMSS as co-director of the Children’s Chorus and as a private vocal instructor.

For more information, contact Beverly Nadler at To register, stop by the Springfield JCC or call (413) 739-4715. To see a full list of offerings, visit our website:

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