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MUSYCA Choir Spotlight: Harmony Ensemble

Harmony Ensemble

Ages: 13-18

Wednesdays, 5:30PM-7:30PM

In-Person (West Hills) or Online (Zoom)


Dr. Mikhail Shtangrud, artistic director

Dr. Anna Krendel, pianist

MUSYCA's Harmony Ensemble is the advanced touring choir that performs a varied selection of high-quality music in unison and multi-part harmony. The repertoire is carefully chosen to benefit the young voice, with lyrics that resonate with this age group. The students learn to sing expressively with others and alone, with correct posture, breathing, and voice production during rehearsals. The study of musicianship is included in this course.

The choir reaches millions of people in the US, bringing joy through outstanding performances, recordings, film and TV appearances, collaborations, and outreach.

Past performances include NBC's The Voice, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, Super Bowl LIV halftime show, ABC's The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration, LA County Holiday Celebration, and Hallmark's Home and Family Show. The group appeared at Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, The Soraya, Notre Dame de Paris, Arena (Staples Center), and Kyoto Concert Hall.

Classical music collaborations include work with Los Angeles Opera, the Burbank Chorale, Hollywood Studio Orchestra, and Symphony in the Glen. The choir worked with film composers Michael Giacchino, Jeff Kryka, Danny Bensi, Dan Romer, Alan Silvestri, Glen Ballard, Beto Hale, Nuno Malo, Arthur B. Rubinstein, and Jamie Christopherson, and collaborated with producers DJ Mustard, Mike Dean, Jason "Cheese" Goldberg, 88-Keyes, Malay, Mark Needham, and Teddy Walton.

Harmony Ensemble singers worked with artists Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Camila Cabello, Jennifer Hudson, Noah Cunane, Budderside, Ella Mai, Franklin Jonas, Panzer Flower, Anyma, Portugal The Man, Lawrence Rothman, Danny Swain, Rihanna, Raury, Airborne Toxic Event, Scooter, Good Charlotte, Slick Naim, Newsboys, Luke Christopher, Dave Koz, Danny Brown, Nikita Presnyakov, Alpine Universe, Princess Superstar, Jennifer Lopez, and Shakira.

Harmony Ensemble members participate in tours, with past performances in New York (Carnegie Hall) and Washington DC (The White House), Greece, Spain, Japan and Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, France (Notre Dame de Paris performance), Austria and the Czech Republic.

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