Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020–21 Children's Choir season will take place virtually on Monday afternoons using Zoom. Enrollment is currently open—register online today!
Open to children in grades 1–8 from all communities on the North Shore.
We nurture student musicianship, build confidence, and encourage artistic expression through developmentally appropriate vocal instruction. The Children's Choir provides an 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.
The 2020-21 season will take place virtually on Monday afternoons using Zoom.
Enrollment is open for students who wish to begin in September 2020—complete our online registration form today!
This registration form is for all new and returning Choir members who wish to sing beginning in September 2020 (fall semester). No financial commitment is required at the time of registration—submission of the form simply saves a space for your child in the program.
No auditions or enrollment appointments are required for fall 2020 participation.
In order to participate in our virtual Choir experience, students must have access to a device with a web cam and the Zoom meeting application.
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SCHEDULE FOR FALL 2020 VIRTUAL CHILDREN'S CHOIR
Things sure are different these days! Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are not able to meet for choir rehearsals in person this fall.
Choir participation will take place virtually with the option to choose from 3 different half-hour class sessions on Monday afternoons, depending on ages and grade levels. These half hour sessions will take place using Zoom.
Beginning Monday September 21, 2020:
Session 1 : 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm (grades 1 - 2 only)
Session 2 : 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm (grades 3 - 8)
Session 3 : 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm (grades 3 - 8)
These Monday zoom class sessions will be led by Artistic Director Dr. Sandra Doneski.
Zoom invitation links will be shared via email once online registrations have been received.
The Christmas Gala will be produced virtually for December 2020. There will be no live performances. Our goal is to learn and produce a virtual recording of a couple of songs that will be live streamed along with virtually recorded performances from all of the other undergraduate music ensembles at Gordon College (choirs, orchestra, symphonic band). This virtually produced Christmas Gala "concert" will be live streamed on Saturday December 5, 2020 at 7:30 p.m..
Please see our detailed virtual class calendar coming soon here for download.
Fall Virtual Choir Season: September 21, 2020–December 5, 2020
The Choir follows public school vacation and holiday closings, with no rehearsals on those Mondays.
ADJUSTED TUITION for 2020-21 VIRTUAL CHILDREN'S CHOIR
$50 per semester ($25 per semester for siblings)
The $50 tuition charge will cover the cost of materials, instructional resources and the media services team that will produce the virtual Christmas Gala concert event.
Payment is due by check payable to Gordon College only when the student is fully committed to participating for the semester.
Fall Semester Tuition: due October 1, 2020
Spring Semester Tuition: due January 30, 2021
Reduced rates are available for members of the Gordon community, including faculty and staff, and full-time students at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978.867.4429.
ABOUT THE ARTISTIC STAFF
Sandra Doneski, Artistic Director, has been a teacher of music to students in Kindergarten through graduate school. She is Dean of Faculty, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Music Education at Gordon College. She teaches courses in music education methods, learning theory, assessment, and curriculum development; supervises student teachers; and conducts the Gordon College Children’s Choir. She founded the Children’s Choir in 2000 to give children in the community an opportunity to grow as musicians, and music education majors an opportunity to develop as teachers and conductors. Dr. Doneski 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. She has served as a conductor for MENC (NAfME) and ACDA sponsored events throughout the Northeast, and is co-founder of Embracing the New Music Educator – a mentoring program for new music educators in Massachusetts. She currently serves as co-chair of the Massachusetts Common Music Initiative Project.
In 2009, Dr. Doneski was the recipient of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association Lowell Mason Award and the Society for General Music in Massachusetts Excellence in General Music Award. In 2012, she was awarded the Massachusetts Music Educators Association Distinguished Service Award and in 2013 she received the Administrators in Music Education Visionary Leadership Award.
Dr. Doneski has published articles and conducted workshops on choral literature and techniques, curriculum development, assessment and mentoring. She recently co-authored a chapter in the MENC Handbook: Research on Teaching and Learning in Music Education titled "Research on Elementary and Secondary School Singing."
She is a graduate of Gordon College and received her Master’s and Ph.D. in Music Education from The Hartt School, University of Hartford.
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