The Christ Church Choir Academy is a fun faith-based choral music education program, with an emphasis on the development of life skills and belonging to a diverse community.
Choristers study music reading, vocal skills, and performance etiquette for concerts and worship services, based on the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) training program, led by our professional music staff.
The Choir Academy is a great way for children to explore their artistic abilities and discover the joys of teamwork and leadership!
Music Club: Pre-K & Kindergarten
Pre-kindergarten (age 4) and kindergarten students learn the basics of making music and healthy singing by playing musical games. Music Club includes the Orff approach, combining music, movement, drama, and speech into lessons that are similar to a child’s world of play.
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 5 - 5:30 pm
Services: Participation in Discovery service (quarterly)
St. Nicolas Choir: Grades 1 - 3
St. Nicolas Choir is based on the Royal School of Church Music training plan. Choristers prepare music for worship while learning the basics of music reading, vocal skills, liturgy and teamwork.
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, U304
Services: Participate in Holy Eucharist in the Church once monthly
Christ Church Choristers: Grades 4 - 8
Christ Church Choristers, for children in grades 4 - 8, is based on the Royal School of Church Music training plan. Choristers prepare music for worship coupled with intentional instruction in sight-singing, vocal technique and understanding of musical styles.
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 PM, U302
Services: Participate in worship once monthly
RSCM Ribbon Class
Wednesdays, 5 - 5:30 pm in U305
For participants in St. Nicolas Choir or Christ Church Choristers
Based on the Royal School of Church Music training plan, Ribbon Class is a time for the children to explore basic music theory and grow as musicians together. Ribbon class is strongly encouraged and recommended for St. Nicolas and Christ Church Choristers.
Since 2013, ARTS+ (formerly Community School of the Arts) has partnered with Christ Church to offer piano, violin, and harp lessons to children from all over the city. The school concentrates on instruction in music and the visual arts with the mission and belief that outstanding arts education should be available to all. For more information or to enroll your child, please visit www.artsplus.org or call 704-377-4187.