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.
Sections of Jubilate Musica are offered in Oberlin and in North Ridgeville.
Both Sections of Jubilate Musica Rehearse on Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm September to May.
Please note - this information is current for our 2019-20 season.
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6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sep 10, 2019 - May 05, 2020
Angela Bak led the Intermediate Choir from its founding in 1996 until 2002. She returned in 2008 and is enjoying directing both Dulcis Musica and Jubilate Musica. Angela is Director of Music at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Lorain. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Oberlin College in 1995 and completed a Master of Music Education with a Kodaly emphasis at Capital University in 2001. She and her husband reside in a circa 1892 farmhouse in Amherst, where she may be found playing with her daughters, experimenting in the kitchen, and working in the garden.
Michelle Swislocki teaches vocal music to grades Kindergarten – 4 at Avon Lake’s Eastview and Erieview Elementary Schools. Mrs. Swislocki has taught at the Choristers’ World Music Festival since its inception, and is also a cantor at St Bernadette church in Westlake. She received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin-Wallace College in 2000. Mrs. Swislocki earned a Master of Music Education degree with a Kodály emphasis from Capital University in 2002, and she completed her Level I Orff certification. She is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Organization of Kodály Educators, and is treasurer of N.O.C.K.A., the Cleveland area Kodály chapter. Mrs. Swislocki and her husband, Jim, live in Rocky River with their three children.
Formal and Informal Uniforms:
Boys and Girls in Jubilate Musica informal uniforms wear a red Choristers' polo shirt and black twill uniform style pants, black socks and plain black dress shoes (no colors, sequins, bows, etc).
Measuring and Ordering:
All singers are measured for uniforms in the fall. Uniform items are provided through Choristers and singer accounts billed for purchased items. Used and new uniforms are available for most sizes.
$23 for polo shirt
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:
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