San Francisco Youth Chorus

San Francisco Youth Chorus

FALL 2019 (AUG 20-DEC 19) REGISTRATION

Accepting new singers through September 2019

Join the ensemble that fits your grade and age, experience level, and schedule availability for rehearsals once a week, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays. Enjoy a $10 discount for payments by check (made out to “GATE”). Ask about payment plans, sibling discounts, and financial aid through admin@sfyouthchorus.org


Grades PreK-KG (PRIMA) & grades 1-2-3 (SCHERZO) may register now but are also invited to visit Open House, a fun, simple rehearsal full of musical games, movement, and easy singing.
August 24
4:00-4:45 for PreK-KG
(PRIMA) or 5:00-5:45pm for grades 1-2-3 (SCHERZO)
First United Presbyterian Church, 1740 Sloat Blvd, SF


Grades 3-9 prospective new choristers, please join us for a 30 minute visit, which includes observing rehearsal and a simple voice assessment with one of our friendly directors; this consists of just a few minutes of fun, simple listening and singing exercises to help you understand your voice better and to help us find the best ensemble for you.
August 21, 22, 28, 29 & September 4, 5, 11, 12
First United Presbyterian Church, 1740 Sloat Blvd, SF


CHORUS LEVELS

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- Training Department -

PRIMA | PreK-KG | No assessment | Rossoni | Fall semester $400
Tuesdays 4-4:45pm
Lawton Alternative School, 1570 31st Ave, SF 

(WAITLIST ONLY: Wednesdays 4-4:45pm | Rossoni | First United Presbyterian, 1740 Sloat Blvd, SF

A joyful introduction to singing and musicianship firmly grounded in the Kodály and Orff Methods. Instruments, movement, and engaging songs and warm-ups are the heart of this curriculum. Singers are part of winter and spring recitals and full-chorus concerts. Additional outreach performance opportunities may also be offered.


SCHERZO | Grade 1-2-3 Beginners | No assessment | Gerber/Rossoni |
Fall Semester $415
Tuesdays 3:45-4:45pm | Lawton Alternative School, 1570 31st Ave, SF 
or
Thursdays 4:15-5:15pm | First United Presbyterian, 1740 Sloat Blvd, SF

(WAITLIST ONLY: Wednesdays 5-6pm | Rossoni | First United Presbyterian, 1740 Sloat Blvd, SF)

A continued exploration of singing and musicianship firmly grounded in the Kodály and Orff Methods. Choristers work on pitch-matching, vocal tone, vowel production, and breathing technique while studying a variety of songs from around the world. Bi-weekly music theory assignments help with learning to read music. Instruments, movement, and engaging songs and warm-ups are the heart of this curriculum. Choristers also work on being excellent performers. Singers are part of winter and spring recitals and full-chorus concerts. Additional outreach performance opportunities may also be offered.


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- Performing Department -

SONATA | Grade 3-4-5 Intermediates | Gerber | Fall semester $425
Wednesdays 4-5:30pm at First United Presbyterian, 1740 Sloat Blvd, SF
Voice assessment required >

Following a brief vocal assessment prior to enrollment, beginner and intermediate choristers focus on performance, discipline, responsibility, and displaying beautiful and unified vocal tone, intonation, and expanding their vocal range. There’s extensive work on vocal technique, grounded in healthy breath support and physical exercises. Singers learn music from all music eras and styles, spanning Medieval chant to contemporary pop. Musicianship/music theory lessons start every rehearsal, and choristers are looked to as strong contributors in combined rehearsal with lower-level ensemble. They are featured in winter and spring concerts alongside advanced ensembles, and winter and spring full-chorus concerts, outreach performances, and may be invited to join special concerts and tour.


ALLEGRO | Grades 5-6 Intermediates | Fall semester $450 or Full Year $750 | Hampton/Gerber
Thursdays 4:30-6:15pm at First United Presbyterian, 1740 Sloat Blvd, SF
Voice assessment required >

Following a brief vocal assessment prior to enrollment, beginner and intermediate choristers focus on performance, discipline, responsibility, and displaying beautiful and unified vocal tone, intonation, and expanding their vocal range. There’s extensive work on vocal technique, grounded in healthy breath support and physical exercises. Singers learn music from all music eras and styles, spanning Medieval chant to contemporary pop. Musicianship/music theory lessons start every rehearsal, and choristers are looked to as strong contributors in combined rehearsal with lower-level ensemble. They are featured in winter and spring concerts alongside advanced ensembles, and winter and spring full-chorus concerts, outreach performances, and may be invited to join special concerts and tour.


CANTANDO & BOYCHOIR | Grade 6-7-8-9 Advanced | Full year $850 | Gerber/Hampton
Wednesdays 5:15-7:30pm at First United Presbyterian, 1740 Sloat Blvd, SF
Voice assessment required >

Following an audition prior to enrollment, experienced choristers focus on performance, discipline, responsibility, and displaying beautiful and unified vocal tone, intonation, and expanding their vocal range. There’s extensive work on vocal technique, grounded in healthy breath support and physical exercises. Singers learn music from all music eras and styles, spanning Medieval chant to contemporary pop. Choristers also work regularly with our resident choreographer for each of our main performances. Occasional small group lessons are required before rehearsals, and musicianship/music theory lessons start every rehearsal. Choristers are looked to as leaders in combined rehearsal with lower-level ensemble. They are significantly featured in their own winter and spring concerts, winter and spring full-chorus concerts, outreach performances, special concerts and tour. Choristers also enjoy separate rehearsal (about a quarter of the total time) and performance time in ensembles of girls with Ms. Gerber and boys with Mr. Hampton, exploring their unique vocal attributes and interests, and developmental and social needs.