Singers 8th grade and above have the opportunity to join our Touring Ensemble.
Each summer, Oberlin Choristers tours domestically or internationally, providing an unmatched learning and performing experience.
At this time, our tour plans are suspended because of travel limitations.
Anyone interested in participating in the Touring Ensemble should contact the office for more information.
This group meets second semester.
January - April, 1 Saturday/month
May - June tour dates - weekly TBA
Lake Ridge Academy, other locations
Tour Cost: varies depending on tour location and length
Our touring ensemble holds a benefit concert and hosts multiple performances while on tour.
These singers may also perform in small community events throughout the season.
Meet the Conductor
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.