SOKY Children’s Chorus, an ensemble music education program for grades 4-7, is gearing up for the fall 2012 season. The mission of the Chorus is to provide age-appropriate music education through rehearsals and performances of quality music literature.
The program is designed to supplement existing school and church programs in the area by expanding students’ knowledge of choral literature and provides them with additional local and regional performance opportunities. Students recently presented a sample performance at SKyPAC Community Day and are slated to sing The National Anthem at an upcoming Bowling Green Hot Rods game.
Dr. Jennifer Adam, WKU Assistant Professor of Music, coordinates the program. “The Chorus fosters personal, social and musical growth for each student,” said Adam, who directs the program’s rehearsals and performances. She also enlists qualified WKU students to assist with the program. Music majors help with rehearsals, recitals and concerts. Music education students serve as assistant directors and accompanists.
Fall auditions take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 and Aug. 21 at the Knicely Conference Center on WKU’s South Campus. The program will run Aug. 28-Dec. 4 with rehearsals from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at First Christian Church in downtown Bowling Green.
Program fees are $150 per semester. WKU alumni, faculty and staff receive a $25 discount. There is also a $25 second-child discount. Audition pre-registration is available by calling (270) 745-1912.
Contact: Susan Esters, (270) 745-8922.