Important Alert!

Hear Oberlin Choristers 2020-2021 plans from Executive Director, Christopher Neely! We can't wait to see YOU this season!

Hear Oberlin Choristers 2020-2021 plans from Executive Director, Christopher Neely! We can't wait to see YOU this season!

Hear Oberlin Choristers 2020-2021 plans from Executive Director, Christopher Neely! We can't wait to see YOU this season!

Hear Oberlin Choristers 2020-2021 plans from Executive Director, Christopher Neely! We can't wait to see YOU this season!

Hear Oberlin Choristers 2020-2021 plans from Executive Director, Christopher Neely! We can't wait to see YOU this season!

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

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Phone: 440-774-4079

Dulcis Musica 20-21

VIRTUAL & HYBRID OPTIONS AVAILABLE THIS SEASON!

In the ever-changing landscape, Oberlin Choristers rehearsals and events will adjust to offer new and surprising ways to create music as a community. Each conductor has plans to educate and inspire their singers. A special note from Mrs. Orr is included below outlining their season plan.

We have endeavored to include as much information as possible and will continue to communicate regularly with families as you register. Oberlin Chorister staff is continually monitoring the CDC guidelines and will make changes to the 2020-21 season as needed to comply with safety guidelines.

All singers participating in in-person Oberlin Choristers activities need to wear a mask at all times.

We hope you will join us for our 2020-2021 season!

A video message from Mrs. Orr

Dulcis Musica (Latin for Sweet Music) is a preparatory choir for children in Kindergarten through 2nd grades. Using Kodály methods for teaching young voices, singers develop skills of pitch matching and recognition, music literacy, and begin to build healthy vocal tone. During weekly rehearsals, singing and movement activities are intertwined for an engaging and fun learning environment.

Dulcis 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.

Dulcis Musica 20-21 season tuition:

$250 (reduced for the 20-21 season)

2020-21 Uniform:

Each singer will receive a 2020-21 season t-shirt. No formal uniforms will be ordered this season.

Locations:

Oberlin Chorister staff is working on locations based on our distancing needs.

Rehearsal times are for reference only.

  • Times will be adjusted to accomodate group sizing and scheduling ability.
  • Hybrid option singers will be divided into groups of 10 that will rehearse in person (masked & socially distanced) for 30 minutes each. These rehearsals will be available live via Zoom.
  • Virtual option singers will attend each weekly small group rehearsal via Zoom
  • In the event we have multiple groups for a choir, we hope to be able to make all group sessions available live via Zoom.
  • A virtual singer could attend multiple sessions in one evening. A hybrid singer could attend their in person group and additional groups via Zoom that same evening.

A note from Mrs. Orr:

I am looking forward to teaching your singer this year in Dulcis Musica! This year might look a little different in some aspects, but a lot of wonderful things will continue. Oberlin Choristers has always had a strong sense of community within the organization and we have always had an overall love of music - that will NOT change this year. I am working hard to come up with some fun lessons to share with you.


Here are some more details about Dulcis Musica and what this year will look like:

  • We will focus on learning proper singing technique and how to get a good quality singing voice.
  • We will use wonderful, rich and varied, age appropriate songs and activities to accomplish our learning goals for the year.
  • I will be conducting live classes through zoom each week that we are not able to be face to face.
  • We will most likely have a technology piece as well this year since we will be virtual some of our time. There will be fun activities to do at home as well as our zoom lesson each week!
  • In Dulcis Musica we focus on the beginning elements in Music using the Kodaly Philosophy. Here is a link to what the Kodaly Philosophy is all about!
  • https://www.oake.org/about-us/the-kodaly-concept/
  • Here are some of the musical elements we will be focusing on through our musical experiences together:
    • Beat
    • Quarter Note (Ta)
    • Eight Note (Ti-Ti)
    • Quarter Rest
    • Half Note
    • Solfege Syllables: La, Sol, Mi, Re, Do
    • ...and many more Musical elements!

We hope you can join us this year!

Register

When & Where Tuition  
Tuesday
5:30pm - 6:00pm
Sep 15, 2020 - Apr 27, 2021
$250 Register

conductor

Cynthia Orr

Cynthia Orr

Mrs. Orr is in her 25th year of teaching Music. She teaches General Music to grades K-4 at Avon Lake's Redwood and Westview Elementary Schools, and also conducts the Redwood 3rd and 4th Grade Choir. She received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Capital University in 1992. While a student at Capital, she had the opportunity to study at the Kodály Institute in Kecskemet, Hungary. In 2001 Mrs. Orr received her Master of Music Education degree with a Kodály Emphasis from Capital University. She is a member of the Organization of American Kodály Educators and is a member of the American Choral Director's Association. She serves as Hospitality Chair for the ACDA Central Division Conference. (2016 and 2018). She and her husband, Craig, reside in Avon Lake with their children Caleb and Clara. Together she and her husband serve as Children’s Ministry Directors for Legacy Church in Westlake.

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).

PRINT our Financial Aid form

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