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Children's Ensemble

The Center Children's Chorus

Children, ages 8-14, (3rd grade and up, un-changed voices) learn music reading skills through singing activities that teach them to read rhythms, use solfege (do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do) for accurate aural and vocal pitch production, learn musical terms, and study musical forms in a fun, supportive environment. Performances are usually planned for two to three times a year including experiences with the Center Chorale at the Center for the Arts, Escondido. 

Rehearsals: Mondays, 4:00-5:15 PM, Center for the Arts, Escondido Conference Center, 

Conductor - Dana Stanford 


Membership in the Escondido Choral Arts Children's Program is available to children ages 8-14 (3rd grade and up).  Singers must be committed to being a part of the organization by attending all rehearsals and performances. Singers will learn valuable musical and life skills by participating in sharing their music with each other, as well as, their community.

Registration: $150 per school year per child. A multiple sibling discount of $10 per sibling can be applied.  Fees must be paid by the start of the second rehearsal.  A separate fee will be needed for concert dress to be determined. Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card information included on the registration form. Scholarships are available. )

Auditions will be informal and consist of vocalization by an instructor, determination of skill levels for reading, following directions, musical knowledge, and willingness to learn. Nothing needs to be prepared for the audition and they will take place the first day of the season during the regular rehearsal.

Signup for the Chorus by clicking on Children's Chorus Registration Tab 

Payment may be made with cash, check, or credit card online.

Registration after the beginning of the term will be determined by the program coordinator depending on the performance and rehearsal schedule. Contact us through this website for more information.

Rehearsal Schedule

The Center Children’s Chorus, an Education Program at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido invites children and youth to join the chorus! Registration Opens August 1, 2023.

The Chorus rehearses every Monday at the Center for the Arts, Escondido. Singers rehearse in a new location: The Center for the Arts Conference Center. Students are introduced to the Kodaly method of music education using sequential units of study that, in addition to music skills, develops self-discipline, teamwork, and love for music.

Regular Rehearsals on Mondays: 

Start Sept 11, 2023  4:00-5:15PM   End May 20, 2024 

Every Monday (including single school day holidays-not including Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Spring Breaks according to Escondido Elementary School District).  

Off Days: HOLIDAY BREAK: Thanksgiving Week;  Dec. 25,  Jan 1,8,15  No rehearsals

SPRING BREAK: March 26, 2024   No rehearsal

Concert Rehearsals and Concert Call Times: (subject to change)

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