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 the year with a weekend retreat the last weekend of August. Auditions can be scheduled by contacting our office.
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.
The Young Men’s Ensemble has been designed for both changed and unchanged voices. 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.
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.
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 3:45-4:45pm on Tuesdays. North County Debut Choir takes place on Wednesdays from 3:45-4:45pm in Atascadero (location TBD). Singers combine for performances. Directed by Eden Bywater.
Advanced Vocal Ensemble price includes tuition in Concert Choir. Sibling discount is $50 per singer.
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 with Registration and Jan 10th.
(Requires credit card on file.)
3-payment plan installments are due with 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.
Registration Forms can be found HERE