Beginning in fourth grade, our students move to a higher level of musical learning that includes sight singing as well as a more rigorous music theory program. Weekly etiquette training as well as stage presence instruction are added for this group. Additionally, students must pass a simple pitch-matching vocal audition to be admitted to this ensemble.
Bella Voci meets weekly on Mondays under the direction of Mrs. Courtney Bell.
Our Bella Voci ensemble for ladies in grades 7-12 and our Ragazzi Coro ensemble for young men in grades 7-12 are served by skilled directors who are trained to work with the developing voice as our students move out of childhood and into maturity. Special attention is given to voice placement and support. Sight singing and music theory are taught at a deeper level for these students. Speaking and solo opportunities during our concerts are increased at this level as well as opportunities to perform in the community.
An audition is required for admission into these groups.
Cherubino Coro ensemble meets weekly from 4:30-5:30pm on Mondays to learn vocal production and concert pieces. No vocal audition is needed for this ensemble; instead a readiness evaluation is conducted to assure that attention span and and interest are adequate to assure success in the program. Mr. Geoff Stemen and Mr. Caleb Crawford serve as directors of the Cherubino Coro.
This ensemble meets weekly from 4:30-6:30 PM on Mondays. Students learn music history as they perform pieces from different cultures and genres and have an opportunity to sing in the community as we schedule performances for civic events. The Primo Coro ensemble is under the direction of Mr. Caleb Crawford.
Ragazzi Coro meets weekly on Mondays under the direction of Mr. Bill Bell.
This ensemble also meets weekly from 4:30-6:30pm on Mondays with the same objectives as the Cherubino Coro ensemble. More opportunities are provided for students in this ensemble to have a speaking part or a solo in the concerts as skills are learned and polished. The Piccoli Angeli ensemble is under the direction on Mr. Caleb Crawford.
Our Elementary Program, under the leadership of Mr. Geoff Stemen and Mr. Caleb Crawford, provides an opportunity for children as young as age 5 to learn the fundamentals of vocal production through singing, games, and creative activities.
Angelo Voci meets weekly on Mondays under the direction of Mrs. Tiffany Richards.
Cantanti Lirichi meets weekly on Mondays from 3:30-4:30 PM under the direction of Mrs. Tiffany Richards.
The Angelo Voci ladies ensemble and the Cantanti Lirichi Mixed Ensemble are comprised of students who have achieved the highest standard of musicality in our choir. Ability to sight sing a melody, possess a sound understanding of music theory, and demonstrate poise, stage presence, and expression are expectations that these students must achieve in addition to their vocal ability.
Our honor ensemble students serve as emcees for our concerts as well as have the opportunity to represent our choir by performing in additional venues in the community.