School Faculty

Elise Gaugert

Elise Gaugert is a Brooklyn-based singer and teacher and also serves as the Operations Manager at the Mark Morris Dance Center. Gaugert moved to New York from Raleigh, North Carolina, to study vocal erformance at the Manhattan School of Music and has performed most recently with The Center for Contemporary Opera, Riverside Choral Society, Long Leaf Opera, North Carolina Opera and the MMDG Music Ensemble. Elise also works regularly as a soloist and choir member at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church and Church of Notre Dame in Manhattan. In December 2015, she helped prepare and lead The Hard Nut Singers in their performances of MMDG’s The Hard Nut at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) and is excited to be teaching a weekly choral music class at The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center. 

Youth Classes

Children and Teen Program (Ages 4-18)

Music And Singing

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Choral Ensemble (ages 6-8)

September 14 - May 31
Thursdays 4:45PM - 5:30PM

Working in a group setting towards a collective sound, this class introduces students to the art of choral singing and musical study, with additional focus on vocal technique, basic theory, rhythm, harmony, ear training, sight-singing and performance practices.

Spring Registration: Jan. 8 (Priority Registration Jan. 3)
Spring Semester: Jan.19 -  June 4, 2018

Family Classes

Family Fun Series

Family Fun: Music and Singing

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Family Fun: Music and Singing: Carols

December 2
Saturdays 4:30PM - 5:30PM
$25/family of 2-3, $30/family of 4-6
The mission of the Mark Morris Dance Group is to develop, promote, and sustain dance, music, and opera productions by Mark Morris and to serve as a cultural resource to engage and enrich the community.

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