Columbus International Community Choir


Columbus International Community Choir in their first Winter Concert, January 2017

About

Columbus International Community Choir is an adult choir that welcomes singers from Columbus, Dublin, Powell, Bexley, Clintonville, Delaware, Gahanna, Galena, Galloway, Grandview Heights, Grove city, Hilliard, Lewis Center, New Albany, Picherington, Reynoldsburg, Upper Arlington, Worthington, Westerville and other Central Ohio communities.

We accept singers of all levels who love to sing and are ready to include the choir in their schedule. The choir performs music in a variety of styles and languages including classical, contemporary and sacred music, as well as folk songs.

Choir rehearsals are on Saturdays from 5:00-6:00 pm at 1220 Bethel Road, Columbus, OH 43235 (Bethel International United Methodist Church). Annual membership is $50.

To learn more about the choir or schedule voice placement interview call 614-309-2546 or use the buttons below.

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Did you know that choral singing is good for your health and well-being?
Scientific research proved that singing provides numerous physical and psychological benefits and improves quality of life. Researchers discovered that choral singing helps reduce stress and anxiety and fight depression. It improves mood and creates a feeling of happiness and well-being. Choral singing is a great aerobic exercise beneficial for lungs and regulation of heart beat. Other studies show that singing can boost immune system, help fight cancer, and improve symptoms of lung and Parkinson's disease.

Sources:
The significance of choral singing for sustaining psychological wellbeing. S. Clift and G. Hancox, 2010.
The ice-breaker effect: singing mediates fast social bonding. E. Pearce et al., 2015.
Music structure determines heart rate variability of singers. B. Vickhoff, et al. 2013.
Effects of choir singing or listening on secretory immunoglobulin A, cortisol, and emotional state. G. Kreutz et al., 2004.
Does singing promote well-being?: An empirical study of professional and amateur singers during a singing lesson. C. Grape., et al., 2003
Singing modulates mood, stress, cortisol, cytokine and neuropeptide activity in cancer patients and carers. D. Fancourt et al., 2016.

Staff

Tatiana Kats

Tatiana Kats - Artistic Director and Conductor

Tatiana earned a Master of Arts degree in choral conducting and a Master of Music degree in piano pedagogy from The Ohio State University where she studied under Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt and Mr. James Gallagher. She is a member of American Choral Directors Association and Columbus Music Teachers Association. Before coming to the United States, she worked as a director of a music school and a conductor of youth and mixed choirs in Moscow, Russia.

Tatiana is the founder and director of Columbus International Community Choir, Columbus International Children's Choir, Columbus Music and Art Academy, and Central Ohio Singing Competition. She received Music Educator Award from Columbus Symphony Orchestra. She won 3rd place in the Chorus Conductors category of the major national competition The American Prize. She was recognized by National Music Certificate Program as "Founding Teacher ... instrumental in establishing a national standard for developing musicians in the United States of America."

Miljan Krunic

Miljan Krunic - Assistant Conductor

Miljan Krunic, a graduate of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria, studied classical voice under Univ.Prof. Mag.art. Dr.phil. (University Professor, Magister of Arts, Doctoral in Philosophy) Ulf Bästlein, receiving vocal performance instruction from Stacey Bartsch and Julius Drake. Miljan has been fortunate to take part in numerous master courses taught by world renown artists such as Robert Holl, Rudolf Jansen, Emma Kirkby and many more. His collegiate repertoire includes L’enfant et les sortilèges (Ravel), Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor (Nikolai), Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali (Donizetti), King Arthur (Purcell), and Asteroid 62 (Kourliandski).

Miljan has over ten years of professional experience as a choral singer, including performing with the company of Opera House Graz, mixed choir “Unser Klangraum” in Austria, and mixed youth choir “luventus Cantat” in Serbia. He is a trained, classical singer in the Bel Canto technique, which he teaches to his students.
Lisa Springer

Lisa Springer - Assistant Conductor

Lisa D. Springer received her education at Heidelberg University and The Cleveland Institute of Music. As a mezzo-soprano, she has enjoyed solo performances with The Pittsburgh Opera Theater, sharing the stage with Placido Domingo; The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall, Blossom Music Center, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall; The Cleveland Opera Company, Robert Page Singers, The Cleveland Fine Arts Program and The Lancaster Festival Orchestra. She has appeared as a member of The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Blossom Music Center Chorus, Cleveland Opera Chorus, Cincinnati Opera Chorus, Cantari Singers of Columbus and The Lancaster Chorale. She currently performs with the St. Joseph Cathedral Choir and Temple Israel Choir. Her choral conducting experiences include the position of Artistic Director of The Columbus Women’s Chorus, Director of the vocal music program at The Wellington School, and past director of vocal music at Lancaster High School. Additionally, she served as co-director of the Lancaster-Fairfield Youth Choir. She also maintains a private voice studio. Her students have performed internationally in Belgium and The Netherlands, and domestically in New York City, Chicago, LA, Detroit, Cincinnati and Washington, DC. She is a member of The American Choral Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, NATS, and Chorus America. She is the proud mother of two adult children and two grandchildren.