Choir Divisions

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Choir Divisions2014-05-15T20:33:44-04:00

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_accordion][vc_accordion_tab title=”Early Childhood: 18 months – 3rd grade”][vc_column_text css_animation=”left-to-right”]First Steps in Music
The ICC is proud to announce a new era in its programming and instruction of preschool aged youngsters. Based on the important research and experience of one of America’s foremost music educators, John Feierabend, First Steps in Music brings the playful songs and rhymes throughout history to the lives of today’s families. The great tradition and quality of America’s most ambitious and successful children’s choral organization and its outstanding teachers bring these songs and rhymes and an engaging classroom experience together, planting the seeds for lifelong neural connections and increased imagination. Click here for more information.

Preparatory Program
This non-auditioned experience for first through third grade students is an interactive and musically lively environment that introduces your child to choral singing!  Children learn about proper breathing, singer’s posture, and basic music reading in addition to entertaining musical activities.  This is a great way to explore their interest in music and the potential for other opportunities in the ICC.  For more information click here or to register, please call or email Tracey Greider at 317.940.8043 or tgreider@icchoir.org.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Children’s Choir Division: 4th grade – High School”][vc_column_text]

Seventeen choirs make up the Children’s Choir Division of the ICC, nine of which meet on the campus of Butler University, and eight choirs meet at regional satellite locations outside of the Indianapolis area. Singers in this division are usually entering or currently enrolled in grades four through twelve. All choirs emphasize note reading, vocal training, and performance skills.

Campus Choirs
The Cantantes AngeliBel Canto, and Kantorei choirs rehearse twice weekly and include those students who have demonstrated a high degree of vocal and sight-singing ability. LyricChamber,Octavo and Treble choirs rehearse once a week and include students who exhibit a strong desire to sing and have demonstrated an intermediate proficiency in vocal technique and sight reading abilities.

Regional County Choirs
Regional County Choirs meet once per week at locations in ZionsvilleCarmelFishersNew Palestine,Avon, and Greenwood. These beginning level singers are in grades four through seven and have demonstrated the ability to sing in tune and a readiness to develop sight-reading and harmonic skills. The Columbus Indiana Children’s Choir (CICC) also serves children in grades four through nine with two regional choirs. Singers are placed by ability in either Concert or Descant choir. Ruth Dwyer directs this program with rehearsals taking place in Columbus, Indiana. CICC is a cooperative effort of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir and the Columbus Philharmonic Orchestra.

Bella Voce
Bella Voce is an all female ensemble made up of auditioned members from grades 10-12.  Rehearsals for this choir are held on Sunday afternoons in an attempt to avoid the many time conflicts that high school students experience.  Students are expected to practice the music outside of their organized rehearsal time. Please call or email Paul Schafer at 317.940.9640 or pfschafe@icchoir.orgto schedule an audition.

Indianapolis Youth Chorale
Members of the Indianapolis Youth Chorale are in grades 10-12. Younger male singers whose voices have changed and who have auditioned may also be included in IYC. Rehearsals for this choir are held on Sunday afternoons in an attempt to avoid the many time conflicts that high school students experience. Students are expected to practice the music outside of their organized rehearsal time. Please call or email Paul Schafer at 317.940.9640 or pfschafe@icchoir.org to schedule an audition.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Outreach”][vc_column_text]In keeping with our mission, the Indianapolis Children’s Choir is committed to outreach initiatives serving a multitude of children who might not otherwise have the opportunity to participate due to financial, transportation, disability or other challenges. ICC’s Outreach programs address the identified needs of the community through financial assistance for families in need enroleld in tuition-based choirs, free in-school programming, and free and reduced-cost on-site programming partnerships with preschools and community centers.

Jubilate Choir
For children grades 3-9 (or ages 9-15) with special needs, our Jubilate Choir is available to bring the joy of singing to all children, regardless of skill level or ability.  A uniquely designed curriculum helps children develop singing skills at their own pace, in a group of their peers.  Parents attend all classes which are offered once a week in progressive sessions. [/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row]