Our Choirs

Los Robles Children’s Choir offers four choir levels (three auditioned)



Apprentice Choir (no audition required) – Dana Rouse, Director

Apprentice Choir is designed for children ages 6-9 with little or no previous musical experience. The singers will be begin to read some pitches and simple rhythms. Through the use of the Kodaly Method, the children are introduced to solfege (syllables used for vocal music) and are taught their relationship to the staff and the notes around them. The repertoire is drawn mainly from folk songs and singing games, giving the children a fun and safe environment to learn the basic skills necessary to move forward in the LRCC program. This class is for students with a desire to explore music and to work as a team. If a student is distracting others or talking excessively, a parent will be notified and asked to sit in on the class. If a student continues to be disruptive in class, they may not be allowed to participate at the discretion of the director. The singers rehearse for a 10-week session offered both in the fall and spring of each LRCC season. These rehearsals are held on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:15.  

 


Bel Canto Choir (audition required) – Dana Rouse, Director

Bel Canto is comprised of approximately 40 children ages 8-14 with little or no previous musical experience. These singers are chosen from auditions held in August and January each year.  This beginning-level choir is a program in which the basics of vocal production and musicianship are presented in an age-appropriate fashion. The emphasis is on mastery of basic theory and vocal/choral technique. The repertoire covers a variety of traditional literature that is unison or two-part. Bel Canto rehearses Tuesdays from 4:30-6:15.

 


Amadeus Choir (audition required) – Edward Rouse, Director

Amadeus is LRCC’s premiere performing/touring choir. It is comprised of approximately 50 children ages 11-16 with previous musical experience. These singers are chosen from auditions held in August and January each year. Choristers are promoted to Amadeus upon displaying the musicianship skills, vocal skills, and maturity needed to meet the challenge of learning and performing a wide variety of difficult and sophisticated repertoire. The focus continues to be on mastery of music theory and vocal/choral technique. Amadeus rehearses on Tuesdays from 4-6. They also tour every other summer as part of their musical training.  

 


Camerata Choir (audition required) – Edward Rouse, Director

Camerata Chamber Choir is an SATB ensemble comprised of approximately 20 singers ages 14-18. Singers are chosen from auditions held in August and January each year. The focus of this ensemble is on vocal technique, singing in 4-part harmony, music theory, and teamwork. This ensemble rehearses on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30.