Our Mission: Seattle Girls’ Choir provides a robust education in the choral arts, helping girls build skills to succeed in life, and enriching the cultural landscape of the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1982, Seattle Girls’ Choir regularly collaborates with other Seattle area arts organizations and performs at some of the most prestigious national and international […]
Parent Handbook and Information
Our program is dedicated to educating young women in the choral arts, including vocal technique, ensemble rehearsal and performance, artistic expression, and musical literacy. It is our belief that the pursuit of these skills engenders not only a lifelong love and appreciation of music, but fosters tools for a successful career/life in any field. Along the way our members form friends and memories that she will treasure far beyond her time with us.
This handbook will acquaint you with the ins and outs of how we do things. Please read it carefully to acquaint yourself with our policies and procedures, and don’t hesitate to ask questions should you need further clarification.
Seattle Girls’ Choir (SGC) is made up of 5 auditioned choirs and a non-auditioned prep choir for K-1st graders. We are a non-profit arts education organization and are independent from any church or school affiliations. We are governed by a Board of Directors with input from a Board of Advisors. Jacob Winkler (Jake) is our […]
Overview, Chorister Expectations, Drop-Off, Pick-Up, What to Bring SGC rents space from the Volunteer Park SDA Church for our weekly rehearsals and we often refer to this facility as the Choir Center. We are not affiliated directly with the church but one of the renting user groups. Faculty and staff welcome parents to join us […]
Regular and prompt attendance at all rehearsals and performances is vital for the Choir to function as a unit and is expected of each chorister. While there are some things that can (and should) be worked on individually at home, there is simply no substitute for regular rehearsal attendance. Punctual arrival for all regular rehearsals […]
Tuition may be paid by the season, semester, or in monthly installments. Invoices are sent via email. Payments should be mailed to the choir office at PO Box 22388, Seattle, WA 98122-0388. Conductors do not accept payments as they do not come to the choir office location. Other options for payment include using the Intuit […]
SGC regularly schedules concerts and performance opportunities throughout the year which include our annual all choir level holiday and spring concerts. During the holiday and late spring all 5 auditioned choir levels will have a community outreach focused performance. For the younger choirs these are scheduled prior to the all choir level concerts to double […]
SGC owns and maintains dress uniforms for Dolcine through Prime Voci and requires a one-time refundable uniform deposit. This deposit must be received before your choir uniform can be issued, and is held for the duration of your daughter’s choir participation. When your daughter graduates from the choir, or withdraws, you are responsible for seeing […]
SGC hosts Choir Camp for Allegra, Cantamus and Prime Voci the first week of August each year. In addition to rehearsals and starting the season’s repertoire the girls participate in music themed electives, evening crafts, talent show, and much more. At choir camp we naturally have fun together, strengthen chorister friendships, but we also learn […]
Cantamus – One additional rehearsal is scheduled in November to work on holiday music. Team building, dinner, and a movie are also included. Prime Voci – an annual retreat is scheduled the second weekend of November as an opportunity for intensive rehearsal of the Carmina Angelorum program repertoire. The retreat is held at an off-site […]
Promotions normally occur at the end of the spring semester, not at mid-year. It is common for a chorister to stay in a level for two years before being promoted since concepts build from level to level. While some music skills are quantifiable, most are not. Evaluating a chorister’s musical ability, vocal development, focus, and readiness […]