Choirs and Ensembles

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Bel Canto Children's Chorus: Grades K-3

Bel Canto Children's Chorus: Beginning to early intermediate choir. INTERVIEW and range check required.

Bel Canto is new to our Spring 2022 choral offerings.  Designed for our youngest singers, it is the perfect place to explore choir and ensemble singing in a safe and encouraging environment while learning choral structure and performance etiquette and providing opportunities for growth and development.

 

A semester commitment is required as is participation in end of semester choir concert/showcase.  Additional performance opportunities may be available at the director's discretion. Participation at additional performances are not mandatory. 

 

FEES:

ACADEMY COURSE: $200 per semester per student.

"Interview" and Participation requirements include the following: 

1.      Teachable and willing to put forth effort to be part of the choral team.

2.     Able to listen and "echo" back melodies. Students are not expected to read fluently

3.      Ability to follow the director. Includes, but not limited to: verbal and signed instruction, as well as basic 

         conducting cues as taught in class (includes non-verbal choral direction). Focus and ability to sing through a song.

4.      ATTENDANCE at weekly rehearsals. Choirs are TEAM efforts. When members are absent the entire choral

experience is changed as every voice is a critical element in the overall blend. 

4.      Demonstrate ability to hear and follow pitch during the "audition" process. Students will be asked to sing

 "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star/ ABC Song," and given the opportunity to perform a song of their choice. Basic vocal warm-ups and ear training exercises will be given to help determine the students current range and strength. Returning students will also audition/interview as voices change from season to season. Ear training and continued work on focus is part of the curriculum and is anticipated as a primary focus for this age group.

REHEARSALS:

Bel Canto meets for 12 weeks and may include performance opportunities after our "official last day" of class.

FALL 2022 dates are TUESDAY  AND/OR Thursdays, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Elmdale Baptist Church in Springdale in the youth chapel.  Semester concert dates TBA.

Bel Canto Children's Chorus is intended to allow maximum participation and provide a natural "starting point" for new and developing voices. It is expected that unison selections and partner songs will be the majority in song selections with harmony structures taught as the choir shows they are ready.

Legacy Concert Choir: Grades 4-12

Legacy Concert Choir: Grades 4-12: Beginning to Intermediate Choir, audition/interview required.

Legacy Concert Choir is the perfect place to explore choir and ensemble singing in a safe and encouraging environment while learning choral structure and performance etiquette and providing opportunities for growth and development.

 

A semester commitment is required as is participation in end of semester choir concert/showcase.  Additional performance opportunities may be available at the director's discretion. Participation at additional performances are not mandatory. 

 

FEES:

ACADEMY COURSE: $200 per semester per student.

 

Audition and Participation requirements include the following: 

1.      Teachable and willing to put forth effort to be part of the choral team.

2.      Able to read simple to complex sentences (we will teach how to read from choral music).

3.      Ability to follow the director: includes, but not limited to: verbal and written instruction, as well as basic 

         conducting cues as taught in class (includes non-verbal choral direction).

4.      ATTENDANCE at weekly rehearsals. Choirs are TEAM efforts. When members are absent the entire choral

experience is changed as every voice is a critical element in the overall blend. 

4.      Demonstrate ability to hear and follow pitch during the audition process. Students will be asked to sing

         "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," "The Star-Spangled Banner," and given the opportunity to perform a song of

their choice. Basic vocal warm-ups and ear training exercises will be given to help determine the students current range and strength. Returning students will also audition/interview as voices change from season to season.

REHEARSALS:

Legacy meets for 12 weeks and may include performance opportunities after our "official last day" of class.

FALL 2022 dates are TUESDAY and/or Thursdays, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Elmdale Baptist Church in Springdale in the youth chapel.  Semester concert dates TBA.

Legacy Concert Choir is intended to allow maximum participation and provide a natural "starting point" for new and developing voices. The level at which Legacy Concert Choir performs will vary from beginning to intermediate based on the skills of those enrolled.

 

Vivace Chorus: Intermediate Ensemble for grades 6 -12

Virtuoso Chorus: Advanced Ensemble for grades 6-12

Vivace and Virtuoso Chorus are our audition only intermediate to advanced vocal ensembles. Participants enroll for the school year and various performance opportunities are available throughout the year including, but not limited to: Branson Live, State Capital events, Choral Festivals, local events, recording/production projects, and more. Students are required to perform at the semester and year end concert/showcase events. Performance opportunities vary from season to season and are booked at the discretion of our choral director after parent meetings and budget planning meetings. 

Enrollment and Audition Process:

A parent/guardian is required to accompany their student(s) to our orientation and information meeting before formally enrolling into the program. Auditions may be scheduled before or after orientation/open house meetings. Students do not have to complete an audition prior to attending information meetings.

Rehearsals : 16 week semester starting the week of Aug 15th:

Vivace, Thursdays at 1pm

Virtuoso, Thursdays at 2 pm

 

FEES:

ACADEMY COURSE: $250 per student per semester

Travel Fees: Varies from season to season, see orientation information for each season’s anticipated break down.

2022-2023 anticipated additional fees include:

Branson Live tickets not to exceed $50 per student per booking (we plan for one show in April and/or early May). (Transportation, hotels, meals not included in the ticket pricing).

Recording Fees, not to exceed $50 per student billed upon booking our session in March or early April.

When festival dates are released, we'll look to see what is possible and the choir will decide which events we will participate in based on price and availability.

*Scholarships and financial aid may be available, please speak with the administrator if your family will require aid for participation.

Contact our choir director, Stacey Fuchs, HERE, for additional questions or concerns or to schedule your audition.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SPONSORS TO HELP OUR CHOIR PROGRAM GROW:

We look forward to taking our advanced choirs to festivals and competitions, but we need your help!

Concert Attire: $100 per student

Music & Licensing: Min of $125 per song selection (each group typically performs 5-7 selections per semester)

Branson Live SHOW TICKET: Up to $60 per traveler per venue (prices vary according to venue)

Shuttle Service to Branson (Day Fee): $3000

Recording Fees: $510 per choir (required for participation in virtual choral festivals and competitions and as audition samples).

Optional SUMMER Choral Performance Tour: varies by region and age division. Approx $1600 per traveler.

Contact Amy Chiodo to set up a tour to hear our choirs, meet our Director, Stacey Fuchs and see how your sponsorship can make a difference in the lives our singers.

To make a donation NOW, click here.