Children's Ensemble

The Center Children's Chorus

Children, ages 8-14, (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. Due to Covid our season has been shortened but will include spring rehearsals and one outdoor culminating concert.

 

Rehearsals: Mondays, 4:00-5:15 PM,  Conductor - Dana Stanford 

Registration

Membership in the Escondido Choral Arts Children's Program is available to children ages 8-14.  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 fees will be waived for the 2022 Season due to Covid.

(Usual Season Registration: $110 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 Application Tab or filling out the Registration pdf below.  The Photo Release form should be brought to the first rehearsal. Please note any request for scholarship on the registration form. After filling it out, please save it to your computer in order to e-mail or print and bring to rehearsal. The forms may be e-mailed to dstanford@escondidochoralarts.com to reserve your singer's place. Please print the Guidelines, also attached below, for more information.

(At this time, please do not send payment information by email. Instead, plan to bring on the first day of rehearsal. Payment may be made with cash, check, or credit card.)  No Payment for the shortened 2022 Season.

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 of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido invites children and youth to join the chorus! Registration Open through the month of September.

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 March 14, 2022  4:00-5:15PM   End May 30, 2022    Concert Saturday June 5, 2022

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

Off Days: SPRING BREAK: April 11, 2022 No rehearsal

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