Conducted by Jennifer Call, the Children's Choir builds healthy vocal technique in an encouraging and fun setting. At the earliest level, children build pitch matching, breathing and listening skills while older students begin to develop advanced expression and harmonic elements. No audition is necessary and each rehearsal is designed to meet singers where they are and help them grow in voice, confidence and friendship. Multiple ensembles for grades K-8; children sing with others of similar age and experience. Offered at CIM's University Circle campus and Shaker Heights location.

 

Course Descriptions

These tailored courses will help young singers in kindergarten through 8th grade develop a foundation, explore artistic expression and hone their skills. Placement level is determined by age and ability.

Level 1: Grades K-3

Young singers will develop foundational singing skills through age-appropriate choral repertoire and engaging activities. Solfege, ear training, music literacy and ensemble skills will be incorporated into each rehearsal along with researched-based, healthy singing tone. Children will build singing technique that incorporates head voice singing, breathing fundamentals and listening skills. 

Performance opportunities will include a semester-end demonstration and occasional community engagement performances.

Level 2: Grades 4-8

Level 2 singers will build skills that focus on their maturing voices through appropriately challenged choral repertoire that increases vocal flexibility and artistic expression. Intermediate to advanced solfege, ear training, music literacy and ensemble skills will be incorporated into each rehearsal. Singing technique will include adolescent voice change pedagogy as well as range development, breathing technique and listening skills. 

Performance opportunities will include a semester-end demonstration as well as collaborative opportunities throughout the community. 

Details and Registration

To register, email the Preparatory and Continuing Education Department or call 216.791.5000 ext. 3.

Choir Schedule

Grades K-3

Monday rehearsal | 6:00-6:45pm | CIM Shaker East Branch—First Unitarian Church, 21600 Shaker Blvd.

Performance opportunities include a semester-end recital and a performance at Botanical Gardens Glow!

Grades 4-8

There are two rehearsal options. Families can select one of the following rehearsal times.

Monday rehearsal | 7:00-8:00pm | CIM Shaker East Branch—First Unitarian Church, 21600 Shaker Blvd.

Saturday rehearsal | 10:00-11:00am | CIM Main Campus, 11021 East Blvd.

Performance opportunities include community collaborations, a semester-end recital, and a performance at Botanical Gardens Glow!

Tardiness Policy

Tardiness Policy

Please understand that latecomers are a disruption to the rehearsal. If a student arrives after a rehearsal has begun, he or she will be tuned outside of the rehearsal area and seated in the back of the section for the duration of the rehearsal. Excessive tardiness and/or absences may result in a permanent change of seating.