Important Alert!

Operations suspended - read the full letter from our Board of Directors President, Holly Linden

Operations suspended - read the full letter from our Board of Directors President, Holly Linden

Operations suspended - read the full letter from our Board of Directors President, Holly Linden

Operations suspended - read the full letter from our Board of Directors President, Holly Linden

Operations suspended - read the full letter from our Board of Directors President, Holly Linden

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Oberlin Choristers
39 S Main St, Ste 242
Oberlin, OH 44074

info@ochoristers.org
Phone: 440-774-4079

2020-2021 Audition Information

Due to COVID-19’s direct and devastating impact on our regular season enrollment and the uncertainty surrounding any grant funding during this season, the Board of Directors has made the challenging decision to suspend all the artistic operations of Oberlin Choristers at this time.

Our choirs will not be meeting after the rehearsals that were held on Monday, September 21st and Tuesday, September 22nd as the Board of Directors begins the work to ensure that Oberlin Choristers will be able to vibrantly and enthusiastically open for the next season.

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Please email our office with any questions.

Dulcis Musica - K-2nd graders

No audition needed 

Dulcis Musica (Latin for Sweet Music) is a preparatory choir for children in Kindergarten through 2nd grades. Using Kodály methods for teaching young voices, singers develop skills of pitch matching and recognition, music literacy, and begin to build healthy vocal tone. During weekly rehearsals, singing and movement activities are intertwined for an engaging and fun learning environment.

Dulcis conductors are master music educators who teach through a variety of strategies and activities designed to engage the whole child - body, mind, and spirit. Each singer is unique and Chorister conductors support that unique development at every level.

Jubilate Musica - 3rd-4th graders

No audition needed

Children in 3rd-4th grade are eligible to enroll in Jubilate Musica (Latin for Joyful Music).

Singers build on the techniques learned in Dulcis Musica to further develop pitch matching, healthy vocal tone, and begin to incorporate harmony into their singing. This level begins to emphasize the written score, teaching singers how to read and follow a choral octavo. They sing advanced elementary repertoire and participate in three major concerts per year.

Jubilate conductors are master music educators who teach through a variety of strategies and activities designed to engage the whole child - body, mind, and spirit. Each singer is unique and Chorister conductors support that unique development at every level.

Cantate Musica

Any rising 5-6th grader is eligible to participate in this choir. 

Cantate Musica is composed of approximately 50 young singers, grades 5-6, from all over northeast Ohio. These singers build performance and music reading skills as well as build healthy vocal production during their voice change years.  

Each year, these singers perform the National Anthem at the Cleveland Indians game and are the guest choir at the Oberlin Choristers Children's Honor Choir.  In addition to those performances, this choir performs at 3 professionally produced concerts each season.

Once rehearsals begin, singers will be given a low-risk, comfortable voice evaluation for part placement in this choir (soprano, alto, etc.).

Bella Musica Girlchoir

Any female rising 7-9th grader is eligible to audition:

REQUEST AN AUDITION!

Bella Musica is composed of female singers in grades 7-9 who desire an advanced treble choral experience. This choir has a culture of passionate singing, hard work, artistic and engaging performances, and a supportive, fun environment to learn. Sight reading instruction is part of the weekly rehearsal. (This choir was formerly Canterra Musica.)

Bella Musica (beautiful music) is learning music from around the globe that helps teach varied vocal styles and sounds and opening the world through song.

7-9 grade boys

Any male rising 7-9th grader is eligible to audition:

REQUEST AN AUDITION!

Male singers in grades 7-9 who desire an advanced choral experience will be evaluated and placed based on their current vocal range and experience. Please Request and Audition.

Singers will be invited to join either Cantate Musica or una voce musica.

una voce musica

Any rising 10-12th grader is eligible to audition:

REQUEST AN AUDITION!

una voce musica is composed of singers in grades 10-12 who desire an advanced SATB choral experience.  This choir performs at 3 formal concerts a year and is frequently requested to perform around the community. 

This choir's unique blend of excellent singing, intriguing literature, and supportive and positive rehearsal environment makes it a learning experience like none other.  Their name says it all: "one voice."  These singers support each other and work together to acheive exceptional musicianship and connection with each other.

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