Resonance show chair expandsBy Holley Long | 09/10/2014 12:54am
The Resonance Show Choir is a student-run choir open to all interested students. Photo Courtesy of Ben Pace
Founded in 2008 by UA alumnus Michael Zauchin, Resonance offers a chance for members to express themselves creatively and make new friends. The group works independent of faculty.
“Resonance is a completely student-run organization,” said Gavin Dover, a senior majoring in choral music education and director of Resonance, said “We pick the music. We pick the costumes. We choreograph the show. If it has to be done, we, the students, do it.”
This is Dover’s first year as the director of Resonance. He served as assistant director last year, and he has choreographed for the group for four years. As long as the students are interested in performing, they are welcome to audition, regardless of major.
“I just like singing and performing in general,” said Maria Keener, a junior majoring in biology who auditioned for Resonance this year. “I’ve been singing since I was nine, and I did show choir band in high school.”
Resonance has welcomed 20 new members, bringing the number of performers to a total of 40. Although auditions are over, Dover urges interested students to join the Resonance Show Choir Facebook page to find out about additional opportunities with the group.
“Our group represents many different majors, ethnicities and backgrounds. It’s what makes us special and what makes us a family,” Dover said.
Veterans of the organization appreciate the enthusiasm from students and the bonds that develop. Kaley Hancock, a student pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in biology, has been a member for four years.
“I love Resonance,” Hancock said. “The group really becomes your family. And we really like to see members who come in with a lot of passion.”
Resonance performs at various venues, like The Bama Theatre, Central High School and Moody Music Building. The group typically has two performances a semester.