Open to children in grades 1–8 from all communities on the north shore
Fall 2013 enrollment is now underway!
We nurture student musicianship, build confidence, and encourage artistic expression through developmentally appropriate vocal instruction. The Childrens Choir provides and ensemble experience that allows students to develop musically as individuals, while contributing to the joy and artistry of singing together with their peers.
We believe that students of varying ages can learn from each other by leading and working together to create something beyond the individual.
Fall 2013 enrollment is underway Complete our online registration form today!
This registration form is for all new Choir members who wish to sing beginning in September, 2013 (Fall Semester)
**While auditions are not held, interview appointments are required of each new student.
(appointment only takes 5 minutes, choose any 5 minutes within the timeframes below):
Monday, June 3, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Interview appointments take place in Phillips Music Center Room 107; to schedule a date and time, please email childrenschoirgordon.edu
Please be sure to have completed the online registration form before scheduling an interview appointment. No payment is due at the time of registration online—families will be asked to pay tuition only when they are fully committed to participation during fall semester.
Questions? Please email us at childrenschoirgordon.edu
Rehearsals take place on Monday afternoons from 4:30–6 p.m. in Phillips Music Center Recital Hall. There are 2 performances during the fall semester (including the Gordon College Christmas Gala Concerts) and 1 performance during the spring semester
LYRIC AND CONCERT CHOIRS
In order to receive the most developmentally appropriate vocal instruction, the choir is split into two ensembles: Lyric Choir (grades 1–3) and Concert Choir (grades 4–8)
Tuition for 2013–2014: $395 ($250 for siblings)
Reduced rates are available for members of the Gordon community, including faculty and staff, and full time students at the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Please contact us at childrenschoirgordon.edu or 978.867.4429.
ABOUT THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
SANDRA DONESKI has had the pleasure of teaching music to students in Kindergarten through graduate school and conducting choral ensembles of varying ages and voicings. She is currently Associate Professor of Music at Gordon College and Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Music Education. She teaches courses in music education methods, learning theory, assessment, curriculum development, supervises student teachers and is the Artistic Director of the Gordon College Children's Choir.
Dr. Doneski founded the Children's Choir in 2000 to give children in the community the opportunity to grow as musicians and music education majors an opportunity to develop as teachers and conductors. She has also served on the faculty of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, where she was Associate Conductor of the Children's Choir Program. Under her guidance, NEC implemented choral programs for early elementary and middle school students that focused on vocal pedagogy and building musicianship. Dr. Doneski is a recipient of the 2009 Massachusetts Music Educators Association Lowell Mason Award and the 2009 Society for General Music in Massachusetts Excellence in General Music Award. This past winter, 2012, Dr. Doneski was chosen as the recipient of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association's highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award.
Sandra is a graduate of Gordon College and received her Master's and Ph.D. in Music Education from the Hartt School, Univerity of Hartford. Dr. Doneski's research interests include the development of children's and adolescent's singing skills, music classroom pedagogy, the acquisition of aural understanding and its relationship to music literacy, and curriculum development and assessment in music education.