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

una voce 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!


una voce musica is composed of singers in grades 10-12 who desire an advanced SATB choral experience. This choir's unique blend of excellent singing, intriguing literature, and supportive and positive rehearsal environment makes it a learning experience like none other. Their name says it all: "one voice." These singers support each other and work together to achieve exceptional musicianship and connection with each other.

una voce musica 20-21 season tuition:

$332 (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 Mr. Unger:

“If a choir is only about singing and performing there will be no choir for awhile. If choir is about teaching and learning, growing, connecting, community, cultural exploration, and transmission, and innovating, we will find a way to have choir.” Kelly Walsh Shallaway Youth Choir

Over the last several years, the members of una voce musica have worked very hard to create a very specific choral culture. That culture is defined first and foremost by a commitment to communal musical excellence. I am excited to continue this tradition with all of you next year. When we all work toward the same goal, with the same intensity, and the same commitment to each other and the music in front of us, we create music that is meaningful to ourselves, each other, and our audience.

My goal for the beginning of our season is to foster strong connections among our members and with our repertoire. We will focus on building musical and vocal skills and work to apply them to our music. We may not know precisely when we'll be able to all sing together in person, but I want to make sure that we're good and ready to do so when we can.

When we are in virtual rehearsals, we will work on musical literacy, including melodic and rhythmic reading, and vocal technique and health. We will also work on repertoire in preparation for singing together sometime in the future. Aside from that, we will take time to foster connections among singers and work to build a choir culture that values each other, our music, and the rehearsal process. A typical rehearsal will feature standard technique and warm-up activities, sight-reading activities, repertoire work, and some casual games and activities designed to build rapport. It is my goal that when we are given the go-ahead to work together as a full ensemble in person, we will have made significant musical strides through the virtual rehearsal process such that we will be ready to share music with audiences.

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When & Where Tuition  
Tuesday
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sep 15, 2020 - Jul 21, 2021
$332 Register

conductor

Timothy Unger

Timothy Unger

Tim Unger is the Choral Director, Department Chair, and Director of the School of Fine Arts at Lake Ridge Academy. His choral responsibilities include running the Middle and Upper School choral programs, including curricular and extra-curricular ensembles, and acting as musical director for the stage productions put on by the Fine Arts Department. Tim has worked extensively in the Edmonton, Alberta choral community, working with several community choirs and music programs there as well as with numerous groups in Cincinnati including the Cincinnati Children’s Choir and the University of Cincinnati Choruses. He holds a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Music Education from Baldwin Wallace University.

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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