A Season of Personal Musical Growth Awaits!

The health, safety and emotional well-being of our singers and their families is our primary concern. With that in mind, we have developed creative plans for all of our music programs to be delivered ONLINE, starting the week of September 15th.

We know that “choir online” via Zoom is challenging, and not very satisfying without our friends in person next to us, lifting our voices in harmony together. However, the Zoom platform works GREAT for 1 to 1 music coaching, workshops with presenters from around the world, being able to explore and gain new musical skills in the anonymity of your own space, collaborating with other choirs anywhere, and so much more, all from the safety and convenience of home!

Members of our Artistic Team spent the summer learning how to make the best of online music learning, and we’ve been following current research and best practices. We are excited to explore new possibilities with singers, and to be a hub for inspiration, creativity and personal growth.

We’ve lined up workshops with Moira Smiley and Coco Love Alcorn, with more exciting workshops to be announced! Our CSMA Youth and Children’s Choirs are collaborating with Annapolis Valley Honour Choir (Nova Scotia), Les jeunes chanteurs d’Acadie (New Brunswick) and Okanagan Children’s & Youth Choirs (Kelowna, BC) for sessions together, and to learn from a singers’ perspective, about other places in Canada. Our singers will be exploring all kinds of new learning, from Ukulele to arranging to vocal jazz, musical theatre and integrated arts!

Now, more than ever, we all want to feel joy, inspiration, growth, self-confidence, and optimism for the future. We need routines, safe spaces, a sense of purpose and grounding. We need to grasp on to those silver linings and gratitudes no matter how small. This season, we’ll be focussing on a theme of RESILIENCE: overcoming adversity while exploring personal development through music. THAT’S how the light gets in. Join us!

Core Choir Rehearsals

January 5 – June 10

Tuesdays

3:30-4:30pm | CSMA Kids Online with Laura

For singers in grades 1- 3
Learn children’s songs from around the world, play song games, begin music reading, explore voices and more!
Tuesdays, January 5 to June 8

4:30-5:30pm | CSMA Children Online with Deanna

For singers in grades 3-7
Songs in parts, vocal exploration, music reading, sight-singing and more!
Tuesdays, January 5 to June 8

7:15-8:15pm | DeCoro Online with Kelly & Elise

For adult singers, 19 years+
Improve your voice, feel connection and camaraderie, experience the emotional and physical benefits of singing together and explore a wide variety of choral music in SATB parts.
Tuesdays, January 5 to June 8

ThursdayS

4:00-5:00pm | Coastal Sound Children’s Choir Online with Diana & Barry

For singers in grades 6-9
Improve your voice, make friends, experience the emotional benefits of singing together, go more in depth with music reading while exploring a wide variety of choral music in SSA parts.
Thursdays | January 7- June 10

7:15-8:45pm | Coastal Sound Youth Choir Online with Will & Krista

For singers in grade 10 to age 24
Improve your voice, feel connection and camaraderie, experience the emotional and physical benefits of singing together and explore a wide variety of advanced choral music in SATB parts. Singers accepted by audition.
Thursdays | January 7- June 10

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Returning singers, please check your email for your registration links.

Winter Additional Programming

January 12 – March 4

One module is included in Tuition. Additional modules may be added at $80 per module.

Tuesdays

Time CSMA Kids CSMA Children CSCC CSYC DeCoro
3:30-4:30
Core
4:30-5:30
Core
5:45-6:45
A
A
A
6:00-7:00
B
B
B
7:15-8:15
Core
8:30-9:30
C
C
C

Module A
5:45-6:45pm | Musical Theatre Part 2 with Angie
For children up to grade 8
Explore musical theatre skills, dancing, acting and more, building on skills from the Fall module. A new musical will be selected for this module, so participants can join, even if they did not take the Part 1 module in the Fall.
8 sessions, January 12- March 2

Module B
6:00-7:00pm |
Sight-Singing and Solfege Skills Refresher with Deanna
For youth & adults, grade 8 and older
Focused practice and assistance with sight-singing and solfege skills, in an encouraging and confidence-building setting! If you feel like solfege and sight-singing is challenging or mysterious for you, this module will have you ‘do re mi-ing’ in no time!
8 sessions, January 12- March 2

Module C
8:30-9:30pm | 
Learn to Sing Jazz Standards with Kelly
For youth & adults, grade 8 and older
Explore iconic songs from the Jazz songbook. Study great Jazz singers, and learn to sing a Jazz standard or two yourself! Celebrate the unique qualities of your own voice and learn how to personalise a song.
8 sessions, January 12- March 2

NEW! WEDNESDAY MODULES

Time CSMA Kids CSMA Children CSCC CSYC DeCoro
4:00-5:00
D
D
D
7:15-8:15
E
E
E

Module D
4:00-5:00pm | Sight-Singing, Solfege & Theory for Singers with Krista
For children up to grade 8
Focused practice with sight-singing and solfege skills, in a fun and encouraging setting! If you feel like solfege and sight-singing is mysterious, or if you want to learn to read musical notation more fluently, this module is for you!
8 sessions, January 13- March 3

 

Module E
7:15-8:15pm | Musical Theatre for Adults and Youth with Angie
For youth & adults, grade 9 and older
Learn musical theatre voice technique and performance through some of musical theatre’s most iconic songs, characters and stories. Be ready to sing, perform, act and move in this session that will focus on contemporary and mature Musical Theatre content.8 sessions, January 13- March 3

 

 

Thursdays

Time CSMA Kids CSMA Children CSCC CSYC DeCoro
4:00-5:00
Core
5:00-5:30
F*
F*
5:30-6:00
G
G
G
6:00-7:00
H
H
H
7:15-8:45
Core

*This module is offered as a free bonus session.

Module F

5:00-5:30pm | Ukulele for Children with Laura & Jewel
For children under 12
Review and practice very basic chords so that you can “hum and strum” along to simple songs! This module is offered as a free bonus session. There will be some singing and lots of playing ukulele!
8 sessions, January 14- March 4 (FREE bonus Module)

Module G

5:30-6:00pm | Ukulele for Youth & Adults with Laura
For youth & adults, age 12 and older
A faster paced session: review and practice basic chords and more advanced strumming techniques so that you can “hum and strum” along to a variety of songs! This module is offered as a free bonus session. There will be some singing and lots of playing ukulele!
8 sessions, January 14- March 4 (FREE bonus Module)

Module H

6:00-7:00pm |Artist Workshop with Diana
For children up to grade 8
Each week we will make our own artwork inspired by the style of famous artists and the musical environment in which they were creating. Basic art supplies and paper is needed. Participants can expect a friendly, calming quiet time to draw, paint and chat together.
8 sessions, January 14- March 4

Spring Additional Programming | April 13 – June 3
*Online programming may change if we are able to have limited in person sessions.