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 click on the "audition" tab to reqest an evaluation.

Cantate sings at the Monsters game on January 22nd!


Weekly Rehearsals

Mondays, 6:00 - 7:45pm
September - April
Lake Ridge Academy, North Ridgeville

2021-22 Spring Semester Tuition: $165 (regular full season tuition is $405)

2021-22 Uniform: Chorister season t-shirt, black pants, black socks, black shoes

Cantate Musica performs in 2 concerts during our season:

December - Demonstration Concert

April - Showcase of Choirs

These singers also perform in small community events throughout the season.

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.

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