Current offerings:

Sept 27-Nov 15: Preschool Music Class w/Deborah Reinke. Click here for details.

Oct 10-Dec 19: ECMI Youth Chorale w/Danielle Woerner. Click here for details.

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Deborah Reinke starts September 27!

Thursdays, September 27 – November 15, 2018

$75 total for 8 week class ($65 for siblings)

9:00am – 9:30am (Ages 2-5)

Children will be encouraged to listen, chant and respond to age-appropriate songs that promote language skills and stimulate brain development. Along with the music, Deborah uses silk scarves, musical instruments, and other items to engage the participants.
Parents/caregivers are required to stay and encouraged to participate!

Registration is required. Please phone us at 207-664-9258 or email

All classes are held at:
General Bryant E. Moore Community Center
125 State Street
Ellsworth, ME  04605

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ECMI Youth Chorale – Fall 2018


Wednesdays, Oct 10 -December 19, 2018 (no session Nov 21)

ECMI Youth Chorale – to perform w/ Bagaduce Chorale
$75 per child (siblings $65)
One time fee for 10 sessions

6:30 – 7:30pm

Click here to register!

All sessions (except Chorale dress rehearsals) will be held at:
General Bryant E. Moore Community Center
125 State Street
Ellsworth, ME  04605

The ECMI Youth Chorale will be taught and directed by ECMI Faculty, Danielle Woerner.

Rehearsals will culminate with performances in John Rutter’s Mass of the Children with the Bagaduce Chorale and Orchestra, December 14-16, in Blue Hill and Ellsworth.

Teaching will include healthy singing, good posture and clear production. Singing is beneficial to physical health and the integrated functioning of our brains— while reaching our hearts in ways that go beyond words.


Ellsworth Community MusicDanielle, a professional singer and recording artist, is passionate about the importance of music in young people’s lives. She taught singing and conducted choruses with inner-city children during her 2000-2002 affiliation with the Bronx Arts Ensemble’s programs in the Bronx. With pianist Andrea Goodzeit, she developed a Music and Visual Arts workshop program for Horizon Concerts in NYC, bringing  together elders in assisted living with school children, to respond to songs they heard by creating art together. She was one of Ulster County (NY) BOCES’ first Community Mentors. And she’s been a visiting artist with both the Hudson Valley Philharmonic’s and the Bard College/Red Hook School District’s music-in-the-schools programs.

In 1993, Danielle founded the Artist in Residence Program at Holy Cross Church in Kingston, NY,  which included a concert series that ran for over a decade and was the incubator for the celebrated Hudson Valley Youth Chorale, which continues to give local concerts and European tours. Danielle was the Chorale’s 2005 Artist in Residence.

Danielle is now is based in Milbridge, ME, where she co-founded and directs the Sunrise County Arts Institute. She is also a member of the voice faculty at Ellsworth Community Music Institute.

Note: (no session November 21)

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