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Oberlin Choristers
39 S Main St, Ste 242
Oberlin, OH 44074
Phone: 440-774-4079

Bella Musica


We do not have a large enough group of singers to hold Bella Musica this season.

We have plans to let 7-9 grade girls perform as a small group. Ms. Capece is excited to work with this group separately to rehearse additional pieces. They may also have a special outings during the season!

Singers who planned to register for Bella Musica can register for either Cantate Musica or una voce musica.

  • 7th grade girls - Cantate Musica
  • 8th grade girls with limited sight reading skills - Cantate Musica
  • 8th grade girls with moderate to advanced sight reading skills - una voce musica
  • 9th grade girls - una voce musica

Please email Amanda at with any questions!


Bella Musica is composed of female singers in grades 7-9 who desire an advanced treble choral experience. This choir has a culture of passionate singing, hard work, artistic and engaging performances, and a supportive, fun environment to learn. Sight reading instruction is part of the weekly rehearsal.

Bella Musica (beautiful music) is learning music from around the globe that helps teach varied vocal styles and sounds and opening the world through song.

Bella Musica typically participates in the following:

  • 3 Chorister concerts
  • Mulitple December community engagements - guest choir
  • Westshore Choral - guest choir
  • Summer tour (optional, additional fee & rehearsals)

Rehearsals are held once a week, September through April.


When & Where Tuition  
Sep 06, 2021 - Apr 30, 2022
$0 *class full*


Emily Capece

Emily Capece

Emily Capece enjoys a varied career as a conductor, singer, and teacher. An Ohio native, she is returning home after 22 years. Emily spent the last 11 years as the Artistic Director of womanSong, in Charleston, WV, and served on the faculty of the West Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts teaching choral and vocal music at Marshall University.Formerly, Emily has taught music at all levels, including schools in Okinawa, Japan, Fairfax County, Virginia, New York City, and Charleston. She served as a conductor with the Appalachian Children’s Chorus, the Princeton Girl Choir, and has been a frequent guest conductor and clinician for all-county and all-state choral festivals. Choirs under Capece’s direction have been invited to perform at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, and have toured to Italy, San Marino, and Croatia. A certified elementary Montessori teacher, Emily has taught upper elementary, music, and humanities at several Montessori schools in Charleston.

As a singer, Emily has performed in several professional choirs, the internationally noted Spoleto Festival USA, and many regional and community theater productions in principal roles. Most recently, Emily was seen in the Charleston Light Opera Guild’s 2019 production of Mamma Mia! as Donna Sheridan.

Ms. Capece completed her master’s degree in music education and choral conducting from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, and holds bachelor’s degrees in vocal performance and music education from Otterbein University. She is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities Educator Grant to study Mozart Operas in Vienna, Austria. She and her husband Christian have two children, Rudy and Clara.

Emily and her family are moving to Shaker Heights in early July with their dog, Henry. Emily loves all things outdoorsy, reading, drinking coffee, and traveling.

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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