OSU Youth Honor Choir
The OSU Youth Choir (OSUYC) program is dedicated to providing young singers in grades 4-8 quality music instruction in a choral setting. Repertoire includes a mixture of traditional, multicultural, and contemporary music designed to expand our students’ musical horizons. Group focus includes the development of beautiful tone along with music reading and performing skills through unison, 2- and 3-part treble singing (SA and SSA). The program is directed by Dr. Julia Haley, OSU Music Education Coordinator, who brings a wealth of experience in leading children’s choirs.
Due to COVID-19 safety requirements, the choir will meet every Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Spring 2021 through Zoom, a synchronous online format, and present a virtual concert at the end of the semester. Rehearsals begin February 2nd and will continue until April 27th (allowing for a week off during spring break).
Participation in OSUYC requires a placement hearing for the singer and conductor to get acquainted with each other. The hearing lasts about ten minutes, and no prepared song is necessary. The conductor will do a brief evaluation of the student’s vocal range, quality, and tonal memory skills to ascertain his/her vocal independence. Placement hearings will be held at the beginning of each semester for new members.
Tuition - Spring 2021
The OSU Community Music School is a non-profit organization designed to provide quality arts experiences for young people. Tuition covers the cost of music and instruction. The cost is $100 for 12 weeks of instruction. A limited number of partial tuition waivers are available for members requiring assistance with tuition. Contact Dr. Haley: firstname.lastname@example.org before rehearsals begin to apply.
February 2nd: Rehearsals Begin
March 16th: Spring Break
April 27th: Final Rehearsal