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Children's Chorus

Children's Chorus

An introduction into choral singing for students in grades 2-8

Through this program, students are given opportunities to enjoy music and group participation as they sing, play games and interact with other students in a musical setting. This choir is intended as a preparatory program to learn skills needed for upper level choral singing.

Choir is not Opera

To promote vocal health, our singing technique does have a classical approach. However, we sing beyond music from classical composers! Our students experience a wide variety of music genres and performance repertoire, including:

  • current musical trends
  • pieces from contemporary composers
  • spirituals
  • classical repertoire
  • and folk songs.

Students learn basic musical concepts, including: keeping a steady beat, correct singing posture, choral vocal technique, basic music terminology, beginning sight-singing skills and performing age appropriate repertoire. We also introduce singing in two- or three-part literature.

Performance opportunities

The Children's Chorus performs two annual concerts (one per semester) and various community events throughout the year. 


5:30-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays
Wright Music Building

We keep the importance of our rehearsal on choral singing, however, students also will grow their musicianship through musical games, dancing and other activities. A typical rehearsal may look like this:

  • Vocal warm ups
  • Musicianship game/Topic of the day
  • Repertoire rehearsal
  • Announcements and reminders

A parent's guide to supporting your child

It's essential that students who enjoy and participate in choral music be nurtured and supported — and you're their biggest cheerleader!

  • Encourage them to listen to their rehearsal and music.
  • Bring them to rehearsal on time every week, unless they are sick.
  • Make sure they aren’t hungry,.
  • Send a water bottle with them.

And don't forget: Encourage them to sing!

Materials needed

Students will be given a folder at the beginning of the semester containing all of their music. They are expected to bring this folder and a pencil to each rehearsal.

These folders will be turned in at the end of the semester. If the folder is not returned, there is a $25 charge.


Cost: $75/semester


Music Preparatory Division
Faculty directory

Physical Address:
Music Prep House
3028 Raguet St.
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box #####, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962