Capriccio students singing onstage during a concert. They wear red, short-sleeved blouses and black, knee-length skirts with black pantyhose.

Capriccio Girl Choir (Grades 5-7, auditioned)

Staff:
Toni Weijola, teacher-conductor
(TBA), manager

 

Location:
Einstein Middle School, Choir Room
Rehearsals: Mondays, 5:00–6:15 p.m

September 14–December 7
January 4–March 22


The Capriccio (ca-PREE-chee-oh) curriculum strengthens rhythmic and melodic reading skills and teaches healthy vocal production through the beginning stages of the voice change. Singers perform repertoire in unison, two, and three parts. Capriccio performs on both the fall and spring Girl Choir concerts in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel; singers may have the opportunity to participate in one additional community performance or event.

Students registered for Community Music School ensembles are also expected to participate in a curricular (during the school day, for credit) performing musical ensemble when available; Capriccio should not substitute for curricular music programs.

Auditions

Audition requests are open for the 2020-21 season. Click the button below for more information and signup.

Girl Choir Auditions

Tuition assistance is available to families who demonstrate financial need.

 


Policies and Required Materials

Registration in an Community Music School program indicates your understanding and acceptance of our guidelines. In addition to the guidelines, please click through the subjects below to read about Girl Choir-specific policies and required materials.

Girl Choir Handbook
The 2020-21 Girl Choir handbook will be mailed to registered families and linked to the website. Please refer to the Girl Choir handbook for a comprehensive list of guidelines.
 
Electronics Policy
Cell phones, iPods, electronic readers, and other electronic devices are strictly prohibited during ensemble rehearsals and backstage during concerts. If a family emergency takes place during a rehearsal or concert, please contact the ensemble manager.
 
Concert Uniform
  • A red top and black skirt are provided by the Community Music School. Tops and skirts are Community Music School property and must be returned washed and in good condition at the end of the season. Please do not alter the tops. There will be a fee assessed for the cost to repair or replace a damaged uniform. 
  • Each Capriccio singer will need to provide their own black pantyhose and black close-toed, flat-heeled dress shoes.
  • Singers should not wear jewelry on performance days. This includes necklaces, bracelets, watches, or earrings that extend below the lobe (post-style earrings are acceptable.) Singers who arrive wearing jewelry will be asked to remove it; the Girl Choir program cannot be responsible for lost or misplaced items.
  • Hair must be a natural color, or sprayed a natural color, for performance. Singers with longer hair should pull or pin hair back so that it does not obscure their face while on stage. Hair accessories should be small and the color of the hair.
     
Choir Materials
  • Capriccio singers must bring a three-ring binder and two sharpened pencils to every rehearsal.
  • Music is the property of the Community Music School. At the end of each semester, there will be a $3 fee assessed per each piece of lost or damaged music.
  • Singers new to the program will receive a tote bag that becomes theirs.
  • Additional or replacement bags can be purchased through the Community Music School office for $10 plus tax.

 


2020-21 Concert Schedule

Registered families will receive a complete calendar to download and print before the first rehearsal. Ticket sale dates will be announced in the fall. Tickets can be purchased from the Box Office online, over the phone, or in-person.

Fall Semester
Spring Semester

Three photos: a closeup of three Capriccio students singing, two students talking and laughing backstage, Capriccio students singing during a concert. The Girl Choir logo follows, the "C" stylized to look like a treble clef.