Community Outreach and Collaboration
Princeton Pro Musica is committed to using its music to enrich and serve the community. PPM has collaborated with the Trenton Children’s Chorus, Princeton Girlchoir, the Polydora Ensemble and Roxey Ballet. Taking collaboration to new heights, PPM commissioned Mark Roxey, choreographer and Founding Director of Roxey Ballet, to create new choreography for Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. Although Princeton’s 100-voice community chorus collaborates often with other local musical groups, working with a ballet company – especially to premiere a new creation – is unusual for a community chorus.
For many years, PPM has provided music for the commencement ceremony of Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey. In recent years, the Chamber Chorus has sung annually for the Guild for Early Music festival at the Grounds for Sculpture in Trenton, and Princeton Pro Musica launched several initiatives to educate and reach out to its audience, high school age choral artists (to interact with members of PPM and other area ensembles) and those who teach them, singers of all ages in the community, and seniors in the greater Princeton community.
In prior years, Princeton Pro Musica has performed, among others, with Westfield Symphony, American Repertory Ballet, Princeton Girlchoir, and choirs from Robbinsville High School, Hopewell Valley Central High School, and Pennsbury High School.
Princeton Pro Musica appreciates the academic interests and inquisitive nature of its audience and seeks to help its listeners engage in the history and context of the works it presents. Princeton Pro Musica offers symposia and sits on panels to discuss key works.
Princeton Pro Musica offers pre-concert lectures before each of its concerts given by Dr. Brandau himself or one of a team of local PhD experts. Artistic Director Ryan Brandau provides audience members with substantive, essay-length program notes in each concert program that combine history, analysis, and contemporary issues to illuminate the rationale for and potential impact of the music chosen.
Collaborate with Us
Princeton Pro Musica collaborates frequently with arts groups from Princeton and the surrounding area. To invite Princeton Pro Musica to teach or sing for your organization, please contact the PPM office by telephone 609-683-5122 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engage the Artistic Director to Teach
Artistic Director Ryan James Brandau regularly teaches courses in the Evergreen Academy of the Princeton Senior Resource Center. He is also available to work with high school choruses preparing for evaluation or outreach performances. To inquire about engaging Dr. Brandau to teach in your institution, please contact the PPM office by telephone 609-683-5122 or e-mail email@example.com.
Engage The Chamber Choir To Perform
The Princeton Pro Musica Chamber Chorus performs frequently for community groups. To inquire about engaging the Chamber Chorus to sing for your community or organization, please contact the PPM office by telephone 609-683-5122 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.