CANTABILE CHAMBER CHORALE
CANTABILE CHAMBER CHORALE
As founding director of Cantabile, Rebecca Scott has led Cantabile for twenty years. Under her leadership, Cantabile has received the ASCAP-Chorus America Award for Adventuresome Programming and been honored with an Excellence in Achievement Award from the Middlesex County (NJ) Cultural and Heritage Commission. Ms. Scott holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano and Vocal and Choral Education from The Eastman School of Music and a Master of Science in Choral Conducting from The Juilliard School. As a member of the Juilliard faculty, she has directed singers in choral music for more than 35 years while also teaching ear training and solfege.
CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
485 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ
If you’re a singer seeking an opportunity for musical growth, friendship, community service and international travel, then we’re a perfect match for you. Our 2006-2007 season includes a varied selection from sacred and secular repertoire including two world premieres commissioned by Cantabile: Cantabile has openings and will audition all voice parts.
New singers should call (732) 560-7132, then prompt # 2 or
"Beautiful tunes from New Jersey” was the headline below a color photo of us in the regional Swedish newspaper (Nya Wermlands Tidnung, 29 Juni 2005, page 22), during our recent tour of Sweden (June 24-July 5, 2005).
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Ruth Elizabeth Scott Clark was born February 5, 1912 in Grove City, Pennsylvania into a family of six musical children. She graduated from Grove City College with a degree in piano and organ having studied with Hermann Poehlman and Paul Grosh.
After graduation, she taught music, English and art classes at Penn Hills High School, Alleghany County, Pa, from 1933-38, where she met her husband, James Adams Clark. Graduate studies were at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Melon University) in art and music, studying piano with Selmar Jansen.
The Clarks had three daughters and moved to New Jersey in 1946. Mrs. Clark was active in New Jersey as an educator, performer, composer, poet, organist and artist, teaching private studio piano and organ from 1951-1973. During this time, she acted in various capacities for Music Educators Association of New Jersey, the Montclair Music Club, and the Rehearsal Club of Upper Montclair.
In 1974, the Clarks moved to Nokomis, Florida. During twenty-six years there, Mrs. Clark was the Director of the Spanish Lakes Chorus, Musician for the Ladies Oriental Shrine, a member of the Sarasota Music Club, pianist for the Venetian Piano Quartet and for the Venice Symphony and a member of the National League of American Pen Women.
Her musical compositions for piano, organ, chorus, solo voice and various instrumental ensembles have won several prizes from the National League of American Pen Women, Florida chapter. Mrs Clark is also an accomplished artist.