Tremble Clefs Arizona is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) Charity
Many of our members accepted an invitation to participate in a virtual PD singing festival. We were invited to join this project by Elizabeth Stegemöller, an Associate Professor at Iowa State University of Science and Technology. Dr. Stegemöller has researched the benefits of singing for persons with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and leads a PD singing group in Ames, Iowa.
“What the World Needs Now is Love” is the song which will eventually be part of a mega Virtual PD Choral Production. Members are also being recorded singing “We Go On Day By Day” written by our own Beth Lee. Tremble Clefs Arizona is joining in this virtual concert with 2 Tremble Clefs groups from California. Singers are being photographed and recorded by university students.
In August the Virtual PD Singing Festival will be promoted on a webinar Music and the Mind LIVE with Reneé Fleming at the Kennedy Center. In September the video will be released at a Virtual PD Singing Festival.
Tremble Clefs is delighted to be taking part in this virtual PD choir - the invitation went out to all our members - people with Parkinson’s disease and the family member or caretaker who participates with them in our groups. Sun Joo Lee, Music Director, is spending a lot of time working hard to coordinate this innovative project with our singers, Dr. Stegemöller and Iowa State University, and Tremble Clefs groups in southern California. We will continue to keep you informed about this exciting project.
Photographs of participating members in above panel, clockwise:
Jim Histand, Kathleen Coyolii, John Sylvester, Patricia Edgar, Ed Coyoli
Photograph to the right: Tim Sheehan
In her own words, Sun Joo explains: "I have decided to donate my professional hours to help Tremble Clefs raise money so our programs can continue. All the fees collected with this Special Zoom class will go to Tremble Clefs Arizona."
The number of participants in this Zoom will be limited to 25. This special Zoom will give people with Parkinson's disease more time to interact with our music therapist, Sun Joo Lee. It will meet every Friday morning at 8:50 a.m., starting on July 17, 2020.
Sessions will continue in August, September, and October. The cost for a month with 4 Friday sessions is $40. You pay by the month, not the session. There will be no refunds if you miss a Friday.
Tremble Clefs Arizona needs to raise funds for our new South East Tremble Clefs, which meets in Sun Lakes. Of course, with the coronavirus we do not meet in person. There are no group practice sessions as previously; no concerts. Fund-raising events are cancelled. Grant funds from the Parkinson Foundation helped us begin two new groups in Maricopa County. We actively seek donations from our members and their families and friends, to help us continue what we have begun. We are a recognized charity. For more information about how to donate, please go to the Donations page of our website.
By donating her expertise and time for this new Friday Special Zoom, our Music Director is helping TC AZ raise funds. Let's hope SunJoo's example inspires others to donate to TC AZ.
When: Every Friday starting from July 17th
The class starts at 8:50 a.m. for an hour session.
Where: Zoom (You will receive the link upon your registration)
Fee: $40 per month
Pay by check.
Write a check to "Tremble Clefs, AZ" and send to this address:
Sun Joo Lee, TC AZ
18631 N. 35th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85050
NOTE: Anyone with Parkinson's disease may enroll in this fee-based Zoom. You do NOT have to have previously attended a Tremble Clefs choral group to join.
Photographed in 2019, this is our newest video. It culminates in a combined West Side and Original Tremble Clefs performance, singing "The Star Spangled Banner" at Chase Field, Phoenix, on May 15, 2019.
- Mind Maze Productions, Sun City, Arizona -