The San Francisco Girls Chorus School offers a program designed to take young girls from their first introduction to the art of choral singing through a full course of choral and vocal instruction. This includes the study and development of choral artistry, vocal technique, music theory, music history, and performing style as pertaining to the repertoire studied and performed by the Chorus. For information on Chorus School auditions click here.
The carefully structured training stages, Levels I-IV, are designed specifically to increase technical skills, stamina and discipline in accordance with each chorister's age and physical development. Graduation from Level IV qualifies the singers to audition for Chorissima, the Girls Chorus' acclaimed 45-voice concert and touring ensemble.
With programs located in San Francisco and Berkeley, the school attracts 280 singers (in addition to the 45 young women who participate in Chorissima) from 160 schools in 44 Bay Area cities and towns each year. 40% percent of the singers are East Bay residents and 43% non-Caucausian.
"Successful completion of the Chorus School Training Program provides the singers with a beginning college-level knowledge of choral repertoire, vocal technique and music theory," says Chorus School Director Elizabeth Avakian.
To view the SFGC Chorus School Overview video, click here.
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