Cantate Musica is composed of approximately 50 young singers, grades 5-9, from all over northeast Ohio. These auditioned 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 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.
Singers must complete a low-risk, comfortable voice evaluation for placement in this choir. Please visit our Auditions page to request an evaluation. The 2022-23 evaluation date will be announced in August 2022.
Mondays, 6:00 - 7:45pm
September - April
Avon United Methodist Church, Avon
(new 22-23 location)
2022-23 Tuition: $405
2022-23 Uniform: TBA (options include a season t-shirt, or formal wear)
For the 22-23 season, Cantate Musica plans to take a small tour. Additional charges may apply.
Cantate Musica performs in 2 concerts during our season:
December - Songs for the Season
April - Showcase of Choirs
These singers also perform in small community events throughout the season.
*This price reflects a return to our regular tuition rates. Financial Aid is available.
Uniform requirements have been adjusted for 2022-23 to reduce costs for families.
Meet the Conductor
Marie Cronje-Cox was born in Cape Town, South Africa, a country famous for its extremely rich choral culture. Marie was fortunate to sing in multiple world renowned choral groups, competing on national and international stages. She has a BMusic Degree in Orchestral Studies (percussion and piano) and a MM Degree in Solo performance from the University of Stellenbosch, SA. Marie was Principal Percussionist/Associate Timpanist and alternate keyboardist of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. After moving to the US in Dec 1998 Marie served on the music faculty of the Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood from 1999-2009 and during that time furthered her percussion studies at CSU with Tom Freer of the Cleveland Orchestra. In addition to the Cantate Musica Director, she serves as Music Director of Avon United Methodist Church (organist and choir director), Music and Choral Director of HEARTS for Jesus Christ, a large home school co-op on the Westside, and is also a licensed Kindermusik instructor. Marie, a Choristers and home school mom, lives in Avon with her trombonist husband, two children, six cats and a variety of amphibians.
Meet the Accompanist
Anna is an Oberlin Choristers alum and a Music Education Major at Baldwin Wallace University. Anna is an intern with the Baldwin Wallace Community Arts School’s Women’s Chorus. She is also the Music Director for BW’s competitive a cappella group, SŌL A Cappella, and arranges the majority of the group’s music. She teaches piano lessons at TrueNorth Cultural Arts Center in Avon Lake and serves as pianist and vocalist at Grace Church, Olmsted Falls. Anna is thrilled to have the opportunity to be on staff with the Oberlin Choristers where her love for choral music began!