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Oberlin Choristers Children's Honor Choir

Each year nearly 200 singers in grades 4-6 are recommended by their school music teachers to participate in this extraordinary event. Singers from school districts around Northeast Ohio join together in a day of singing, fun, and inspiration.

General Information and Timeline

Schedule of the Day - March 23, 2019

8:45 a.m. Teachers arrive at First Church, Oberlin (morning rehearsal site) (click here for directions)

9:00 a.m. STUDENTS arrive at First Church, check-in, and change into provided Honor Choir t-shirt.

9:30 a.m. Morning rehearsal at First Church begins

12:15 p.m. LUNCH BREAK


1:15 p.m. PHOTO and Final rehearsal at Finney Chapel

3:00 p.m. CONCERT – Finney Chapel, Oberlin College, free and open to the public

General Information:

October 30 – Deadline to confirm your school’s participation. Complete the Teacher Participation Form via our website www.ochoristers.org to register your school.

November 15 – you will receive via email the number of singers you are permitted to select as well as online registration information to share with those families.

~Each student will pay a $40 participation fee at the time of registration.

~Each singer will receive an Honor Choir T-Shirt and choral scores of each piece to be performed.

~Please select the students you feel would best represent your school.

December 18 – Student scores and teacher guidelines from the conductor will be mailed to your school. Please contact our office if you do not receive your materials before break.

January 1 – Student registration deadline.

January 15 – Online recordings will be available to share with your singers to help with the rehearsal process.

January – March – Rehearse with your singers.

~Participating schools meet with singers an average of 45 minutes a week. Some schools break that up over several days (lunch/recess) and some meet before or after school.

~Please set a rehearsal schedule that you feel will work best for you and your singers.

March 23, 2019 - Oberlin Choristers Children’s Honor Choir Day

~Participating teachers must be present for the entire Honor Choir Day. Teachers greet their students and observe and assist the guest conductor as needed throughout the day.

~Bring your school’s most recent emergency medical forms for each of your participating singers on Honor Choir Day.

~PARENTS AND SINGERS please look for an invitation letter from your school music teacher.

Please contact the Choristers office with any questions. Email: info@ochoristers.org


When & Where Tuition  
9:00am - 4:00pm
Mar 23, 2019 - Mar 23, 2019
$40 registration closed


Barb Lamont

Barb Lamont

Barbara Lamont is director of choral activities at Southeast Missouri State University. She directs all choral ensembles at SEMO and teaches choral music education classes. Prior to graduate studies, she was the vocal music director at Northeastern High School and South Vienna Middle School in Springfield, Ohio, where she directed the choirs and musicals as well as taught general music. During this time she was also the accompanist and assistant conductor of the Capital University Choral Union under Dr. Lynda Hasseler and was involved in community theatre.

An Ohio native, Dr. Lamont is a summa cum laude graduate of Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Music in vocal music education. While at Capital, she was a section leader and choral assistant in the Chapel Choir and accompanied extensively in the Conservatory.

Dr. Lamont received her Master of Music degree in choral conducting from Michigan State University, studying with David Rayl, Sandra Snow, and Jonathan Reed. While at MSU, she was a graduate assistant for the Women’s Glee Club and Choral Union and assisted the Women’s Chamber Ensemble and University Chorale. She accompanied voice majors, studio classes, and choral ensembles and was the interim director of a high school women’s community choir.

She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting at Texas Tech University in May of 2016, studying with Rick Bjella and John Hollins. While at Texas Tech, Lamont served as graduate assistant for the Women’s Chorale, Matador Singers, and University Choir and was instructor of record for undergraduate choral conducting. She also accompanied singers and choirs in the School of Music and was a Choral Scholar at St. John’s UMC, Lubbock. Her lecture recital and document explored the work of a contemporary Irish composer, Rhona Clarke.

Dr. Lamont is also a 200-hour certified yoga instructor and enjoys practicing yoga, walking, and cycling. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her miniature dachshund, Gustav.

financial aid

Oberlin Choristers is committed to providing our outstanding programming to all interested singers and work to eliminate financial barriers. Through generous donations from our individual, corporate, and foundation sponsors, we are able to provide financial aid when needed.

There are many unique situations and many ways we can help. Please contact our office to find out more about what kinds of assistance is available.

Our Financial Aid is available to any singer that applies. If your singer qualifies for free or reduced lunches at school, then they are a great candidate for our financial aid award!

Financial Aid is awarded by a confidential subcommittee of our Board of Directors. They review all applications and award the amount based on the need. Please note, the non-refundable deposit cannot be covered by Financial Aid.

Requirements to be considered:

  • Register your singer and pay the non-refundable deposit.
  • Submit our Financial Aid Request form.
  • Provide a copy of your most recent tax return, or other documentation, which proves your household’s income for the current calendar year (or previous tax year).

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