Our Choirs

Concert Choir

The Concert Choir is an auditioned choir for young women in grades 7-12. Singers perform repertoire from classics to 4-part accapella and all styles in between. They are required to have vocal independence and developed musicianship skills. The Concert Choir sings in all CCCC concerts, choral festivals and has opportunities for traveling and touring. They collaborate in performances with local adult groups such as OperaSLO, the SLO Symphony, SLO Vocal Arts Ensemble, and SLO Master Chorale. Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 4:00-6:15pm, directed by Melody Svennungsen. CC begins this year with a weekend retreat at Camp Ocean Pines in Cambria from Aug. 26-28th. Auditions can be scheduled by contacting our office.

Premiere Choir

The Premiere Choir is an auditioned group open to intermediate singers in grades 6-10 (5th grade by director approval). It includes boys with unchanged voices. The friendly audition is required to check vocal potential, and melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic skills. Prior musical experience is recommended. The Premiere Choir sings with the more advanced Concert Choir on a regular basis, preparing the singer for the larger musical demands of the CC. Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00pm, directed by Beth Klemm. Premiere Choir sings in the season concerts, community events, with OperaSLO and the SLO Vocal Arts Ensemble, as well as traveling and choral festivals.

Young Men's Ensemble

The Young Men’s Ensemble is our newest choir and has been designed for both changed and unchanged voices, and for motivated guys to sing! Young men in grades 6-12 are encouraged to join. No audition is required; regular voice checks will be a part of rehearsal. Boys in 6th-7th grade with less experience may be placed in Premiere Choir to allow the development of needed skills. YME will join Concert Choir on selected songs. Rehearsals are from 5:45-7:00pm, directed by JoAnne Stoddard.

Apprentice Choir

The Apprentice Choir is open to boys and girls in grades 4-6 (3rd grade by director approval). No prior singing experience is necessary nor is an audition required. Vocal coaching and the teaching of musicianship skills is an integral part of rehearsal. The Apprentice Choir participates in the major concerts, a choral exchange or festival, and community events. Rehearsals are from 4:00-5:30pm, directed by JoAnne Stoddard.

Debut Choir

The Debut Choir is a performing choir open to boys and girls in grades 2-3 that would like to explore and experience singing, music and fun! No audition is necessary. The Debut Choir appears in our major concerts and community events. Some first graders that display a readiness to learn and are self-directed may be accepted. Performance in concerts is dependent on maturity and stage presence. Rehearsals in San Luis Obispo are from 4:00-5:00pm on Tuesdays, directed by Anne Olson. North County Debut Choir takes place on Wednesdays (4-5pm) at San Benito Elementary School, Atascadero. Singers combine for performances.

Music Makers

A nine-week introduction to music class for Kindergartners and First Graders offered at 3:00–3:45pm at United Methodist Church, SLO, and also offered from 3:00–3:45pm on Wednesdays at the San Benito Elementary School Music Room in Atascadero. Nine Week Session: $100.00. Six students required for class.

YEARLY TUITION PAYMENT PLAN (beginning in Fall 2016)

  • Debut: 1 payment of $500.00 or 2 payments of $262.00 or 3 payments of $185.00
  • Apprentice: 1 payment of $600.00 or 2 payments of $312.00 or 3 payments of $220.00
  • Premiere: 1 payment of $700.00 or 2 payments of $362.00 or 3 payments of $250.00
  • Concert: 1 payment of $800.00 or 2 payments of $412.00 or 3 payments of $285.00
  • Advanced Vocal Ensemble: 1 payment of $925.00 or 2 payments of $475.00 or 3 payments of $325.00
  • Young Men's Ensemble: 1 payment of $550.00 or 2 payments of $288.00 or 3 payments of $200.00

WINTER/SPRING 2017 information available HERE

Advanced Vocal Ensemble price includes tuition in Concert Choir. Sibling discount is $50 per family member.

Payment methods accepted are checks payable to CCCC or Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit card payment. Automatic payment plans are available.

2-payment plan installments are due at Registration and Jan 10th. (Requires credit card on file.)
3-payment plan installments are due at Registration, Jan 10th, Mar 10th. (Requires credit card on file.)

Scholarships are available. Families receiving scholarships must be willing to volunteer additional hours OR work on a committee.