The Fort Wayne Children's Choir offers a program which strongly emphasizes developing music literacy and appreciation through choral literature. The choir is organized into a tiered-program with a specific music curriculum for each level. Auditioned singers are placed in an ensemble based on their musical skill, growth and development. As a community choir, the Whitley Community ensemble serves a broader age-range of children with different skill levels. Each ensemble includes a strong focus on team-building, self-discipline and positive creative expression.
This program is designed to help younger students develop their vocal talent by building skills such as pitch- matching, tone development, breathing techniques and overall self-confidence. Singing games and movement are included in this training. Classes meet weekly for 45 minutes over a12-week period throughout the school year.
In this beginning level choir, singers are introduced to basic vocal technique, music reading skills, score reading and the concepts of music (melody, rhythm, form, dynamics, harmony). Repertoire includes simple unison songs and vocal ostinati. Musical games and activities are included to enhance the musical growth of these young singers. They rehearse weekly throughout the school year for 75 minutes.
Expanded vocal training, two-part singing and sight-reading skills are included in the weekly, 90-minute rehearsals of this choir. Basic music theory is introduced.
Whitley Community Choir
This regional choir provides a choral experience for students in the Whitley County region. This choir primarily serves the Whitley Community, but also is included in regular season programming with our campus program.
In this level, two-part skills are continued and three-part singing is introduced. Vocal technique and pentatonic sight-reading are emphasized. Music theory and appreciation skills continue to be developed. They rehearse weekly throughout the school year for 90 minutes.
The premier choir of the Fort Wayne Childrens Choir, singers can sing independently in three parts, use advanced solfege skills for sight-reading, and demonstrate a healthy accurate tone. Four and five-part singing are taught. Foreign language skills are developed and stressed. Advanced theory, music history and appreciation is emphasized. This choir performs in public more frequently and is the most advanced choir. As our major touring group, this choir travels to a choral festival or camp each summer. They rehearse throughout the school year for 90 minutes, twice a week.
The Youth Chorale was created out of a necessity to allow older students to continue to sing with the organization and to allow older students who have not yet had a chance to learn music literacy skills a place to sing. Members of this choir are typically high school students. Advanced skills in vocal technique, sight-reading, and music theory are stressed. Mixed voice literature (SAB, SATB) is used. They rehearse weekly throughout the school year for 90 minutes.
A recent addition to the FWCC choir program, the Chamber Singers is made up of select members of the Youth Chorale. This highly motivated ensemble performs for small venues and private functions throughout the community. They rehearse weekly throughout the school year for 60 minutes.
Created to give boys in the FWCC an extra opportunity to sing together, the Boychoir sings music of a “lighter fare” and rehearses once a month.
The Fort Wayne Children's Choir invites youth, in grades 3 - 12, to participate in our auditions. Open to any singer interested in...Read More