The 2021–22 Children's Choir season will take place IN-PERSON on Monday afternoons from 4–5:30 p.m. in Phillips Music beginning September 20, 2021. 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.
This registration form is for all new and returning Choir members who wish to sing beginning in September 2021 (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 2021 participation.
Rehearsals will take place Monday afternoons from 4–5:30 p.m. beginning September 20, 2021.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
SCHEDULE FOR FALL 2021 CHILDREN'S CHOIR
We are pleases to return to in person Children's Choir participation for Fall 2021. Safety protocols are mandatory, including wearing a mask at all times while indoors, even when singing.
Beginning Monday September 20, 2021:
4:00 - 5:30 pm Rehearsal in Phillips Recital Hall, Phillips Music Center
Please see our detailed class and performance calendar coming soon here for download.
Fall Choir Season: September 20, 2021–December 4, 2021
The Choir follows public school vacation and holiday closings, with no rehearsals on those Mondays.
ADJUSTED TUITION for 2021-22 CHILDREN'S CHOIR SEASON
$100 per semester ($50 per semester for siblings)
The $100 tuition charge will cover the cost of materials, instructional resources and staff time. Tuition is significantly discounted for the 2021-22 season because we cannot predict if there will be disruption to rehearsals and/or performances due to Covid 19 cases on the Gordon College campus, and/or in the surrounding communities.
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, 2021
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 email@example.com 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.