The Children's Choir Program is a choral arts music education and performance program for children and youth. Through its emphasis on the Kodály philosophy of music education, children in the program experience learning through sequential development of musical skills with emphasis on music literacy, and the development of a solid and healthy vocal technique. As a result, students move through the curriculum with a consistent sense of accomplishing ever more challenging music with leveled choirs and musicianship class while at the same time taking pride in the ever growing beauty of their own singing voice. The activities provided in the courses of each season help singers grow and promote self-esteem, accomplishment and pride. Singers attend weekly training/rehearsal sessions with our Kodály trained professional music teachers, progressing at their own speed and ability to grasp the musical skills required for advancing to the next level. Each season includes at least three concert performances in December and May. Performance schedules vary by choir and year.
17-18 Season Extension Choirs
Jessica Bell, Director
This optional ensemble is a beginner level Extension Choir focusing on popular music with some choreography for singers in Beginning Singing and Intermediate Choir. These performers will a combine of singing and movement with no previous dance experience required. Students will be expected to put on their best show face as this will not be a shy ensemble!
Emily Garlock, Director
This choir will have an emphasis on pop culture while covering all genres of movie music. From older classics to new compositions, Disney movies and more, singers will delve into the world of movie vocal works.
Heather Cooper, Director
This choir will foster a love of classic musicals such as the Sound of Music, Rodgers and Hammerstein favorites and more.
Singers and Standards
Shara Cocchiola, Director
This choir will focus on influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century. An eclectic representation of this style includes: Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, Ella Fitzgerald, Pat Suzuki, Harry Connick Jr. and Norah Jones.
Alex Looney, Director
This choir serves to foster the development of the changing male voice. This Extension Choir opportunity is an option for male singers in Intermediate Choir and above and may be taken in conjunction with Tiny Pops (Intermediate Choir gentlemen).
Professional photography of the Children's Choir Program generously donated by Rachel Lucia Photography.