The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir offers a program that 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. Each ensemble includes a strong focus on team-building, self-discipline, and positive creative expression.
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). They rehearse weekly throughout the school year for 60 minutes.
Expanded vocal training, two-part singing and sight-reading skills are included in the weekly, 75-minute rehearsals of this choir. Basic music theory is introduced at this level.
Whitley Community Choir
This regional choir provides a choral experience for students in the Whitley County region, and is included in regular season programming. They rehearse weekly for 75 minutes.
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 develop. They rehearse weekly throughout the school year for 75 minutes.
The Concert Choir is the premier choir of the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir. Advanced theory, music history and appreciation is emphasized. This choir performs in public frequently and also tours. They rehearse throughout the school year for 90 minutes, twice a week.
Members of this choir are typically high school students. Advanced skills in technique, sight-reading, and music theory are stressed. They rehearse weekly throughout the school year for 90 minutes.
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 45 minutes.