A Letter from the Director

Dear Massillon Choir Family,

We could not be more excited to start the year after having the ups and downs of COVID Choir and E-Learning! We are once again back in the room making music and getting ready for upcoming performances. Our groups, though affected by Covid, have still grown musically in these 2 short months and are once again ready to perform! In addition to being back in the classroom, we have added two new courses, Music Theory and a Vocal Studies Course. With these new additions, we are able to offer more opportunities to our students and future Music Education students!

It feels like years since we have been able to share the stage with our alumni, but we are once again ramping up our rehearsals to our 77th Messiah Presentation and our Christmas Spectacular! I could not be more excited that our last performance saw over 300 seats being filled with community members and parents! I cannot wait for you as Alumni to join us back on stage for this production as you are an integral part to this performance and our program. It is what makes this program and tradition truly special! Excitement is definitely an understatement when it comes to our feelings for this program. There are many new facets to this program adding to our Massillon tradition that already exist! I hope that you will come out and sing with us once again, and enjoy being back on that stage that so many of you have created memories on as we continue to create memories for our current students.

This year, we have around forty students vocal coaching in our program and we are ecstatic about the growth they will have over the course of the year! This is exciting news as our singers aim for their high standards in this program! Our vocal coaches this year are: Mr. Albert Donze and Mrs. Elissa Hock. We have great faith that these coaches will continue helping our students grow in their musical ability.

We are coming off our Patron’s Concert and are excited about where we are heading. I, personally, thank you for your support to this amazing choral program and all that you do! Feel free to stop by and see any of our concerts both in school and out of school! If you do, feel free to introduce yourself as I love hearing about the legacy and past of The Massillon Choirs! Be sure to get your registrations in by November 19th. Bring a friend, and mark the dates on your calendar! I look forward to seeing you in the rehearsal and on stage! 


Robert Cannon