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Cantate Musica is composed of young singers, grades 5-8, 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 a Cleveland Guardians game, a Cleveland Monsters Game, and visit St. Mary of the Woods Nursing Home. In addition to those performances, this choir performs at 2 professionally produced concerts each season.


Singers must complete a low-risk, comfortable voice evaluation for placement in this choir. Once evaluations have been conducted, singers are grouped by skill level for Monday evening rehearsals. These groups combine to perform as Cantate Musica.

Visit our Audition page for evaluation dates and times.

Weekly Rehearsals

Mondays, *6:00 - 9:00pm*
September - April
Avon United Methodist Church, Avon

*Once evaluations have been conducted, singers are grouped by skill level for Monday evening rehearsals.
Cantate Level I – 6:00-7:30pm

Cantate Level II – 7:30-9:00pm

2024-25 Tuition:

Half Season - $225 (January through April)

Full season - $405 (September through April)

2024-25 Uniform**: Chorister season t-shirt, black pants, black socks, black shoes

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.

*Financial Aid is available. Contact Amanda at for more information.

**Returning this season:  A $15 uniform fee will be charged for each participant. (This is a return to pre-Covid uniform fees.) Uniform requirements have been adjusted for 2024-25 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 has sung in multiple world-renowned choral groups, competing on national and international stages. She holds a BMusic Degree in Orchestral Studies 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. Marie currently serves as Traditional Music Director of Avon United Methodist Church (organist and choir director) and teaches private music lessons at her home studio.

Marie lives in Avon with her trombonist husband, two busy teenagers, seven cats, multiple fish and a variety of amphibians.

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Meet the Accompanist
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Hannah Behroozi is in her third year at Oberlin College, where she is majoring
in Comparative American Studies and minoring in music. In addition to
accompanying the Oberlin Choristers, she currently works as an accompanist
for the Oberlin City Schools and the Oberlin Community Music School. In her
free time, she co-directs Oberlin’s steel pan band and plays piano at her

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