Celebrating the bridge-building joy of music!

The Great Lakes Treble Choir, formerly the Little Traverse Youth Choir, is open to singers, ages 7-13 years who love to sing and make new friends. The Great Lakes Treble Choir has performed with children around the world in the Children of the World in Harmony Festivals, the Northern Michigan Chorale, Treble With Chocolate, the Petoskey Downtown Open House, Cross Village Tree Lighting at Three Pines Studio, singing with Santa in Downtown Petoskey and at Stafford's Perry Hotel, Little Traverse Civic Theatre's 2015 production of Annie, First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, and a variety of local concerts. We are so grateful to Petoskey United Methodist Church for providing rehearsal space to the choir.
For questions about the Choir, please contact Great Lakes Treble Choir Director, Monica Pavel-Kissinger at 

Meet our Director! Monica has served as the Director of Arts and Music Ministry at First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs since January 2017. Her previous home was in Muncie, IN where she studied for her doctoral degree in choral conducting at Ball State University. During her time in Indiana she served as the Director of Music at Hazelwood Christian Church in Muncie for four years. She has also directed several choirs in the Chicago area.


Monica is originally from Romania where she started her music education as a young child. Together with her parents and older sister she moved to the States in 1997, settling in the Chicago suburbs.  She received her undergraduate degree in Piano Performance from DePaul University, master’s degree from Andrews University, Berrien Springs MI, in both choral conducting and piano performance, and is working on her dissertation to complete her doctoral degree. Monica’s interests are music, drawing, literature on the power of music, history of arts, jogging, cross-country skiing, and cooking. She and her husband have two young children. She loves spending time with her babies, reading to them, and teaching them songs.