Conducted by Jennifer Call, the Cleveland Institute of Music Children's Choir will be comprised of enthusiastic musicians in grades K-8 who are eager to improve their musicianship and ensemble singing. Students will develop vocal technique, music literacy, pitch, rhythmic acumen, and better understand the artistry of choral music.

 

Course Descriptions

These tailored courses will help young singers in kindergarten through 8th grade develop a foundation, explore artistic expression and hone their skills.

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. 371.

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!

Policies

Student Handbook

Please review the Preparatory Department's Student Handbook to learn more about our policies.

Absence & Tardiness 

Latecomers are a disruption to the rehearsal. If a student arrives to a rehearsal after it has begun, they 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.