Who We Are
Princeton Pro Musica is a 100-voice chorus of exceptional singers committed to the highest quality of performance, partnerships with other arts organizations, encouraging the choral arts in New Jersey, and maximizing the public benefit and enjoyment of all performances. These skilled musicians, who must re-audition every season, represent a wide variety of ages and professions. Princeton Pro Musica treasures its role offering important performance opportunities for the many current and former music educators and individuals holding music degrees among its ranks. Princeton Pro Musica also maintains a small core of professional singers. Singers commit to vigorous weekly rehearsals and a four-concert season each year.
In addition to the full symphonic chorus, Princeton Pro Musica includes a chamber chorus and contracts with professional orchestral musicians and professional vocal soloists. The chamber chorus maintains an active schedule of performances at retirement centers and community events and also performs in select subscription concerts. The orchestra is often featured in subscription concerts through performances of concertos, suites, overtures, and other orchestral repertoire.
The singers and board of Princeton Pro Musica are thrilled that the dedication of volunteer singers has brought top-caliber, internationally recognized talent to the central NJ region. Click on artist names on the current season schedule to learn more about soloists performing with PPM this season and on artist names in the PPM Full History to meet some of the many fine guests artists with whom Princeton Pro Musica has collaborated.
In 2015, PPM earned the 2nd place prize in the community chorus division of the American Prize national competition. Over the past several seasons, Princeton Pro Musica has earned nationwide, statewide, and local recognition. In 2013 and 2014, PPM was named a finalist in the nationwide American Prize competition community chorus division. In 2009, the ensemble was invited to perform at the ACDA Eastern Division conference in Philadelphia. Locally, PPM routinely garners high praise for performance of a wide variety of repertoire. Click Who We Are for more details.
Annual Performance Season
Each year, Princeton Pro Musica singers rehearse September through May to present subscription concerts October through May, community outreach performances, and special events. Learn more about performances and special events scheduled for this season on PPM’s Current Season page.
Toast a New Season!
Bring your friends to meet Artistic Director, Ryan Brandau and indulge in tasting a delicious selection of celebratory beverages and lite fare to benefit Princeton Pro Musica annually in early October. Many thanks to John and Kimberlee Phelan for hosting this 2016 celebration at their gracious home in Princeton, NJ. Space is limited. You’ll want to reserve places for you and your guests as soon as the is set date for the 2017 season-opening reception. Read more …
Spring Benefit Cabaret
Each year, Princeton Pro Musica singers and friends enjoy a festive evening of cabaret music performed by PPM singers and guest artists at the annual Spring Cabaret Benefit. In addition to delicious hot and cold hors d’ouerves and sumptuous buffet, guests revel in great company, the silent auction, raffles, and the ever popular wine-pull. Save the date of Friday, April 28, 2017. Reserve your tickets now for the 2017 Cabaret. To donate items or services for the next PPM Cabaret, please send an e-mail message to email@example.com. Read more …
Diversity and Inclusion
Princeton Pro Musica is committed to ensuring access to cultural programming for people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, both abled and disabled. Singers from different backgrounds and abilities share the joy of making beautiful music for similarly varied audiences. Read more …
Princeton Pro Musica singers have performed abroad on concert tours every several years. In June 2017, PPM singers will tour Northwest Spain performing in Santiago de Compestela, Leon, and Bilbao. In June 2014, PPM toured Croatia performing in three cities and opening the “Nights in the Euphrasian Basilica” music festival in Poreč. Read more about touring …
Auditions for all voice parts are held in June and August for the upcoming season. If you are interested in auditioning, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the distribution list for online audition appointments. Singers auditioning are asked to prepare one brief solo piece (please bring music for the accompanist), demonstrate an ability to sight-read one piece of the director’s choosing, and sing the appropriate part in choral music provided to you when you schedule your audition. Read more about auditions …