Choirs & Classes

SGM offers two developmental classes and four progressive choirs. Students are encouraged to participate in the younger classes and choirs, in order to develop their musical skills and prepare them for more advanced repertoire. Each choir will participate in the fall and spring concerts. Expectations for practicing are shared in weekly emails.

In order for the director to assess a student’s readiness for participation in a choral group and to determine voice parts, all new prospective choir members will schedule a 5-10 minute audition. These will be held on June 5th and 12th at Valley View Bible Church 315 Barndt Rd, Telford.

The director may opt to place students in classes or choirs based on their ability rather than age, as appropriate. The director also reserves the right to deny enrollment, to request that a chorister discontinue participation, and in special cases to require private music lessons for participation in the choirs. Age cutoffs for the choirs are October 1, 2024.

Prima Choir (Ages 5-7)

Colleen Weberg, Director

Wednesdays, 9:00 am – 9:45am

Tuition: $175

This choir is designed to solidify the ability to sing in tune and keep a steady beat. A multi-sensory approach is used, including rhythm and tonal activities, as well as singing and movement games. Choristers will participate in the winter and spring concerts, for which attendance is required. 

Prerequisite: Ability to match pitch, follow instructions and completion of a “Mommy and Me” gentle audition.

Registration has closed for the 2024-2025 school year.

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Cantabile Choir (Ages 7-12)

Jennifer Loux and Laurel Nolin, Directors

Wednesdays, 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Tuition: $250

Students in Cantabile Choir are introduced to principles of good choral singing technique, as well as musical expression. Although students will be taught some of the material by rote, they will also be taught foundational principles in reading music and how to sing in two parts. Ability to match pitch and repeat patterns is required for acceptance into this choir.

Registration has closed for the 2024-2025 school year.

 

Laudate Choir (Ages 12 and Older)

Jennifer Loux, Director

Wednesdays, 10:15 am – 11:45 am

Tuition: $285

More advanced musicianship is developed, and singing is in four parts. Ability to match pitch and repeat patterns is required for acceptance into this choir.

Registration has closed. Please email SGM.gracealone@gmail.com regarding possible space for tenors and basses.

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Advanced Ensemble (Ages 12 and Older)

Jennifer Loux, Director

Wednesdays, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Tution: $225 to be paid September 4th, after acceptance

Advanced Ensemble is open to men and women of Laudate Choir. New prospective members will audition June 5th or 12th. Advanced Ensemble Choristers must be willing to be leaders in Laudate Choir. Students sing more difficult repertoire and are expected to be comfortable singing a capella and in divided parts.

 

 

MusicFUNdamentals Class (Ages 3-5)

Kimberly Weberg, Instructor

Wednesdays, 10:00am-10:45am

MusicFUNdamentals Class meets Sept 11th – Nov 13th and Jan 15th – Mar 19th

Tuition: $175 (+$60 take home material fee to be paid on September 11th)

Class size is limited

This class meets 10 weeks each semester and is designed for the parent and child(ren) to participate together. Students will enjoy using all of their senses to discover the world around them. They will use their imagination while singing and playing instruments to nature-themed songs. Through echoing rhythm and tonal patterns, they begin to learn the language of music.

Purposeful movement activities and focused listening exercises engage their minds and bodies. Language development is nurtured through the rhythm of poetry and storytelling. Quality Home Materials (by Musikgarten) enable parents to bring music/activities home for their children to enjoy on a daily basis. This important listening dimension surrounds your child with music every day.

Registration is open for 2024-2025 for this class only.

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Prelude Class (Ages 6-9)

Kimberly Weberg, Instructor

Wednesdays, 9:00am-9:45am

Prelude Class is a developmental music class for students continuing to work on matching pitch and rhythms. This class will perform a private concert for their families during the last class each semester. A multi-sensory approach is used including rhythm and tonal activities as well as singing and movement games.

There is no registration for this class. Placement in this class will occur after a Prima or Cantabile audition, at the discretion of the directors.

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Kimberly Weberg teaching MusicFUN, Spring 2024.