The Cunningham Community Choir

The Cunningham Community Choir

Group of women singing

This summer, join Sean Burman and Kat Bowman as they come together to form the Cunningham Community Choir! Sean and Kat have collectively have over two decades experience with directing, conducting, accompanying, and participating in choirs.

The Cunningham Community Choir is meant to be an exciting social and musical experience for musicians who are taking the summer off of their normal church/school/community/professional chorale and singing gigs but want to continue making music with like-minded musicians.

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This choir is for singers age 18+ and the participation fee will be $15 a singer (includes sheet music). The final performance is Friday August 23rd (time will be catered to the singers)

The rep list is as follows:
1. Beyond the Sea – arr. Kirby Shaw
2. On a Slow Boat to China – arr. Kirby Shaw
3. Shenandoah – arr. Rollo Dilworth
4. Shall we Gather at the River – arr. Anna Laura Page
5. Deep River – Rutter
6. Bring me Little Water Sylvie – arr. Moira Smiley
7. Bridge Over Troubled Water – arr. Kirby Shaw
8. River in Judea – arr. John Leavitt

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About Sean and Kat

Sean Burman is a graduate of Temple University (BM, Music Education/Classical Voice, May 2014). He was a student of George Gray.Sean has worked as a freelance musician, teacher and clinician in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.Sean is the Director of Contemporary Music at Morrisville United Methodist Church. Church Choir directors regularly seek Sean out as a Guest Clinician. He specializes in developing and aging voices, and has improved the sound of many choirs through group instruction and individual coaching. Sean teaches students of all ages and skill levels, has successfully prepared students for acceptance to The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Sean makes multiple solo and chamber appearances per year. Most notably, Seanappeared as a bass soloist in the Winston-Salem Symphony’s 2015 production of Handel’s Messiah. 

Kat Bowman is an experienced piano teacher who enjoys teaching students of all abilities and ages. Kat received her bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the University of Maryland, and began teaching in the Washington DC area immediately following graduation. She quickly discovered a passion for teaching both her younger students and the adults who required a different approach. After teaching in Maryland and Virginia, she moved to Colorado for a few years and taught through two different music schools during her time there. Upon returning to Philadelphia, she worked with Delaware Valley Friends School, which specializes in dyslexia and other learning differences. Her longtime association and employment at the school has given her a unique perspective on teaching music, and has enabled her to take on students with reading difficulties. Kat attended Temple University and received her graduate degree in collaborative piano, with a concentration in opera coaching. The master’s program afforded her the opportunity to expand her teaching skills, coaching college and graduate students as part of her requirements. Currently, she is teaching and accompanying at University of the Arts in downtown Philadelphia, where she coaches opera and oratorio repertoire and is on staff as a coach and pianist. Kat is the music director and organist at St. Peter’s Pikeland UCC in Chester Springs, and leads the senior choir. A couple of her choir members are her private students as well, both in piano and voice. Kat is also an accompanist and theater coach in the Lower Merion district, and she is the musical director for the spring musical at Harriton High School. Her love of music and teaching make her an enthusiastic and caring instructor who believes in a multi-sensory approach to learning piano.

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