Important Alert!

Hear Oberlin Choristers 2020-2021 plans from Artistic Director, Emily Capece! We can't wait to see YOU in our 30th Anniversary season!

Hear Oberlin Choristers 2020-2021 plans from Artistic Director, Emily Capece! We can't wait to see YOU in our 30th Anniversary season!

Hear Oberlin Choristers 2020-2021 plans from Artistic Director, Emily Capece! We can't wait to see YOU in our 30th Anniversary season!

Hear Oberlin Choristers 2020-2021 plans from Artistic Director, Emily Capece! We can't wait to see YOU in our 30th Anniversary season!

Hear Oberlin Choristers 2020-2021 plans from Artistic Director, Emily Capece! We can't wait to see YOU in our 30th Anniversary season!

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Oberlin Choristers
39 S Main St, Ste 242
Oberlin, OH 44074

info@ochoristers.org
Phone: 440-774-4079

2020 High School Vocal Workshop

Oberlin Choristers High School Vocal Workshop

Technique - Style - Theory - Auditions - Stagecraft

July 20 - 24, 2020 from 10:00am-1:00pm daily

Tuition: $75

The workshop is 5-day intensive which includes private voice lessons/coaching, classes on performance skills, diction, auditioning, and more!

Workshop faculty includes a mix of Choristers staff and regional professionals.

Register

When & Where Tuition  
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00am - 1:00pm
Jul 20, 2020 - Jul 24, 2020
$75 registration closed

conductor

Christopher Neely

Christopher Neely

Christopher Neely brings a diverse set of experiences to the role of Executive Director of the Oberlin Choristers, having been a professional opera singer, voice teacher, choral director, and higher education administrator. He has served in various roles at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Indiana Wesleyan University, and at Cuyahoga Community College and has a well-developed passion for organizational leadership and excellence. Christopher received a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from East Carolina University and a Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where he was a Dieterle Scholar. An advocate of studying abroad and of domestic service, Christopher trained for two summers in Italy and served a year as an AmeriCorps volunteer. Christopher looks forward to supporting Choristers' continued artistic quality and vibrant presence in Northeast Ohio. When he is not in the office or singing, he enjoys serving as the Director of Music Ministries at Westlake United Methodist Church and making barbeque. Christopher and his wife currently reside in Parma with their Great Dane, Marley.

Loren Reash-Henz

Loren Reash-Henz

Beck Center for the Arts & Apollo's Fire

Loren is currently the Patron Services Coordinator for the Grammy-award winning ensemble, Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra. As a voice instructor at the Beck Center for the Arts, he maintains a studio of more than 25 diverse students. Recently, he served on the music faculty of the first session of the Oberlin Choristers’ High School Vocal Workshop, where he taught masterclasses, lessons, and studio sessions. Recent singing engagements include Fr. Lorenzo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Bellini) with The Cleveland Opera, and Soldier/Ensemble in Dialogues of the Carmelites (Poulenc) with Resonanz Opera.

Loren completed his Bachelor of Music degree in Performance and Education studying with Benjamin Smolder at Miami University in Oxford, OH. While at school, he toured with the Men’s Glee Club, and made his solo recording debut on the CD Veiled Light. He also regularly performed with the Opera Theatre, most notably as Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring (Britten) and Carl Olsen in Street Scene (Weill). Loren currently serves as section leader and soloist for St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, and performs with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, the Baldwin Wallace Men’s Chorus, the True North Chorus, and the Westshore Chorale. A Cleveland native, Loren continues to improve his skills studying with Christopher Neely, and plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance after his time in Cleveland.

Dr. Jennifer Salamone

Dr. Jennifer Salamone

Jenn Salamone is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the Oberlin College Conservatory, where she teaches music theory and aural skills. Her research interests include rhythm and meter, pedagogy, and humor in tonal music. Jenn holds a Ph.D. in music theory from the University of Kentucky and currently resides in Lakewood with her husband and their cacti.

Carey Wentzel

Carey Wentzel

Ms. Carey, who has a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Northwestern University, teaches private voice lessons and piano lessons in her Lorain home. She performs with Opera Circle, the brand-new Cleveland Chamber Choir, and is very involved with the music program of First Lutheran Lorain, where her husband is Director of Music. Ms. Carey is a member of Music Teachers' National Association, National Association of Teachers of Singing, and Cleveland Piano Teachers' Organization. Oberlin Choristers is pleased she continues as the una voce musica Accompanist as well as part of our High School Vocal Workshop Faculty.

Policies

Registration closes July 13, 2020.

Registration fee of $75 must be paid in full by July 15 to secure your singers' place in our 2020 HSVW.

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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