KCC Happenings

2022-2023 Auditions

Singers ages 8-18 who would like to become part of the Kettering Children’s Choir
for the 2022-2023 season, are invited to audition
on Saturday May 14, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ,
Saturday June 4, 2022 from 10a.m. to 2 p.m.,
or Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
at the Wright State University Creative Arts Center.
No appointment or special preparation is needed.
Membership in the Kettering Children’s Choir is open
to ALL young singers
from ANY school (or homeschool) in the entire Miami Valley.

Auditions are for new members to KCC in Chorus, Chorale, Concert Choir and/or Cappella, or singers who wish to move up to the next Choir.

For more information, please call 937-701-4893, or email ketteringcc@gmail.com.

Annual Spring Concert

Kettering Children’s Choir proudly presents its annual Spring Concert, “A Choral Bouquet”, at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday Evening, May 11, 2022, at the Kettering Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3939 Stonebridge Rd., Kettering, OH 45419.
 
Tickets are $10 per person and can be ordered online using this form https://form.jotform.com/220995144417156 Tickets are also available from KCC singers, and any leftovers can be purchased at the door.
 

 

POST-PANDEMIC PLANS

A World of Opportunities

KCC weekly rehearsals, whether virtual or in-person, will offer training and growth in the following curricular areas:

*VOICE BUILDING – Singers will develop improved vocal technique in the areas of breathing, alignment, production, tone, resonance, flexibility and range.

*MUSICIANSHIP – Singers will work on activities in musical reading and writing, ear training, improvisation and score reading for the choral singer.

*VOCAL REPERTOIRE – Singers will use their skills in vocal technique and score reading to learn pieces of different musical styles and from various time periods with a focus on artistry and expressive elements.

*PERFORMANCE PROJECTS – Singers will create live or video-based performance projects using music learned in rehearsals.

*CHORAL CONNECTION – Singers will enjoy times of sharing, games, and fun challenges with their choir friends.

*SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES – Singers will have opportunities to reach out to the community in significant and safe ways.

We Are Here for You

Our children NEED to sing, grow and have meaningful ways to connect. The Kettering Children’s Choir is committed to being here to give your singer these valuable experiences during the 2021-2022 season. We want to thank you for your commitment to our organization during this difficult time.

LINKS TO REGISTRATION/MEDICAL RELEASE FORM AND PAYMENT FORM

https://form.jotform.com/211177666298164  (Registration for Choirs 2021-22)

https://form.jotform.com/201526946201146  (Tuition, Payment for Kings’ Island Festival, Chorale Festival,  and donations)  Please specify what you are paying for.

 

Our Promise

The Kettering Children’s Choir is fully committed to the continued creation of singing hearts during the 2021-2022 season. We will prioritize the safety of our families, while upholding our role throughout Ohio as a premier vocal ensemble and choral school with structured musical training and high quality standards of artistic performance and music appreciation. Join us for an historic season!

P.S. Don’t forget that our KCC CommUNITY Facebook group has now been officially created.
This is a place for singers and staff to post positive messages, share pictures and videos to say “hello” and tell what we’ve been up to,
and share musical thoughts, recordings, etc.
Since this is a private group, you’ll need to search “KCC CommUNITY” on Facebook and then send us a request to join the group.

 KCC ANNOUNCES

NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR!

KCC is very excited to announce that, starting with the 2021-2022 season, Mrs. Christina Smith will take over as the Artistic Director of the Kettering Children’s Choir! Mrs. Smith has done terrific work with the Concert Choir over this last year, and we’re confident that she’s the perfect fit as the next Artistic Director. Not only is she an incredible music educator with decades of successful teaching experience in the area, she also loves the KCC and is invested in both its short and long-term success. In addition, she provides stability, as she and her family live and are rooted in the Dayton area. We can’t wait to see the KCC grow and blossom under the leadership of Mrs. Smith!

Please join us in welcoming and supporting Mrs. Smith in this new role!

Who are we?

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The Kettering Children’s Choir is a choral organization whose mission is to educate the talented young singers, ages 8 – 18, of the Miami Valley and build an appreciation for musical excellence.

Our vision is to be known throughout Ohio as a premier vocal ensemble and choral school, with structured musical training, high quality standards of artistic performance and music appreciation. Participation of a diverse population of talented school age singers is sought from throughout the Miami Valley region, offering opportunities for:

  • Growth in vocal technique
  • Experience and performance in ensemble choral singing at the highest artistic level
  • Exposure to multi-culture repertoire as well as established literature
  • Regional and international travel related to performance
  • The creation of a “singing heart” in each child

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