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View our 2021-22 season current health protocol

View our 2021-22 season current health protocol

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

Oberlin Choristers Children's Honor Choir

Each year nearly 200 singers in grades 4-6 are recommended by their school music teachers to participate in this extraordinary event. Singers from school districts around Northeast Ohio join together in a day of singing, fun, and inspiration.

We are pleased to welcome as this years' guest conductor, our Artistic Director, Emily Capece. Please scroll down to read her biography.

Fill out our 2022 Honor Choir Teacher survey here!

Choristers plans to move forward with our 2022 Children’s Honor Choir plans and we want to know what you think! This year may look a bit different given the changing school and venue policies regarding singing and performing in a large group setting.

We have put together a survey to discover how our teachers & singers can participate this year.

Filling out this survey gives us an idea of your intentions. It does not formally commit you to bring singers in March if your school does not allow singing/performing. We know many schools are not singing in the classroom or performing in a public setting and hope that will change by January. The link to our survey is available in your email and on our Honor Choir webpage.

We will still offer CE hours for any teacher who brings singers or audits the full Honor Choir day. Auditing teachers pay $25 and do not need to bring any singers. (This fee covers your t-shirt and music purchase.)

2021-22 tentative schedule (different from previous years)

Honor Choir 2022 is scheduled for Saturday, March 19th, 2022, 9:00am - 2:30pm rehearsal, 3:00pm concert.

  • October/November - teacher survey
  • December - music distribution to teachers
  • January - students auditioned/invited by teachers
  • January - teacher rehearsals begin*
  • February 1 - singer registration deadline, payment collection
  • March 19 – Honor Choir Day

*Please note, it is important that your students come to Honor Choir with their music fully rehearsed and prepared. We do not typically perform the Honor Choir concert holding music.

Additional comments can be sent to Amanda Anderson, Operations Manager, and/or Emily Capece, Artistic Director,

General Information:

~Each student will pay a $45 participation fee at the time of registration.

~Each singer will receive an Honor Choir T-Shirt and choral scores of each piece to be performed.

~Teachers select the students they feel would best represent your school.

~Participating schools meet with singers an average of 45 minutes a week. Some schools break that up over several days (lunch/recess) and some meet before or after school.

~Teachers set a rehearsal schedule that they feel will work best for their singers.

~Participating teachers must be present for the entire Honor Choir Day. Teachers greet their students and observe and assist the guest conductor as needed throughout the day.

~Bring your school’s most recent emergency medical forms for each of your participating singers on Honor Choir Day.

~PARENTS AND SINGERS please look for an invitation letter from your school music teacher.

Schedule of the Day - March 19, 2022

8:45 a.m. Teachers arrive at First Church, Oberlin

9:00 a.m. STUDENTS arrive at First Church, Oberlin, check-in, and change into provided Honor Choir t-shirt.

9:30 a.m. Morning rehearsal begins

12:15 - 1:00p.m. LUNCH BREAK (singers bring their own sack lunch)

1:15 p.m. PHOTO and Final rehearsal in First Church historic Meeting House

3:00 p.m. CONCERT – First Church, Meeting House, free and open to the public

Please contact Amanda Anderson, Operations Manager, with any questions at


When & Where Tuition  
9:00am - 4:00pm
Mar 19, 2022 - Mar 21, 2020
$45 registration closed


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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