Treble Choirs

Coastal Sound Kids, Coastal Sound Junior Choir

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Treble Choirs

Our Treble Choirs can sing together as one choral group but they mostly rehearse and perform as individual choirs to best meet the specific music learning and vocal needs of each stage of musical and social/ emotional development. We’re serious about making music learning joyful, playful and creative, while striving for musical excellence, friendships and learning healthy vocal technique and music theory!

Coastal Sound Kids
Grades 1-3
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Coastal Sound Kids is a nurturing,”song game” type environment where young singers learn healthy singing, stage presence, music reading and song mapping, movement and the social skills needed to make music in a group. Music learning has never been so much fun and so positive- a real boost for the confidence of young children.

Coastal Sound Junior Choir
Grades 3-5
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Coastal Sound Junior Choir focuses on learning to sing with healthy tone and vocal technique, more challenging music and a variety of musical styles. Junior Choir is a good fit for children who love singing and want to explore all kinds of music! Coastal Sound Junior Choir attends workshops and performs in the community. They participate in the Timberline Ranch retreat with Coastal Sound Children’s Choir, September 30-October 2, 2022.

 

Artistic Team

Coastal Sound Kids: Angie Lundin & Laura Epp, Directors
Coastal Sound Junior Choir: Deanna Gestrin, Director
Krista Pederson, accompanist

Learn more about the Artistic Team here.

 

Rehearsal Schedule

Choir Rehearsal
Coastal Sound Kids Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30 pm
Coastal Sound Junior Choir Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30 pm
   
   

Theory/sight-singing drop in classes will be announced in Fall/ Winter 2021

Blakeburn Elementary, 1040 Riverside Drive, Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 8A7

 

2021/2022 Fees

Choir Annual Payment in Full Monthly Payment (10 months)
Coastal Sound Kids $600.00 $65.00 per month
Coastal Sound Junior Choir $600.00 $65.00 per month
     
     

Additional Fees

  • $150 per family, Donation in Lieu
  • Some uniform pieces may need to be provided or purchased.
  • Theory, sight-singing materials costs are included in tuition fees.

All fees are payable at the first rehearsal, by cash, cheque or Visa/Mastercard.

*Families with 2 or more singers enrolled at Coastal Sound receive our special family discount. Contact us for more information!

Vocal Assessment & Placement Interview Process

All Treble Choir applicants will participate in a 10 minute friendly placement interview/vocal assessment. It’s like a mini voice lesson. We simply want to find the best choir fit for singers, so that they can be successful! In 2021, Placement Interviews will be done via ZOOM.

What to expect:

  1. Sing a short song like O Canada or Happy Birthday. There is no accompanist. We want to hear if singers match pitch, but we also understand that singers are just beginning, and just learning these skills, and we’ll help you learn them!
  2. Applicants for more advanced choirs sight-sing a short, simple musical passage. Don’t worry if you don’t already read music! We’ll teach you how to do that.
  3. An aural skills evaluation (echo back short melodies)
  4. A short interview: our conductor looks for many things including a positive attitude, a flexible and open learning style, and a willingness to grow and develop as a musician- no matter how young or old you are!

We will be accepting new singers to start in September, 2021.  We look forward to meeting you!