Con Bella

Con Bella means “with beauty”… as in beautiful tone, beautiful music, beautiful young people. Con Bella is for girls only, ages 9 and up with music experience.  A focus on learning to sing with beautiful tone and healthy vocal technique, more challenging music and a variety of musical styles makes Con Bella a good fit for girls who love singing in a choir, and who want to explore all kinds of music!  Con Bella attends workshops, short tours and retreats, and performs in the community.


Girls age 9-14 years old at December 31 Bella low res

Grades 4-8

  • Younger girls with prior music experience at CSMA or instrumental lessons, those who can read music. Older girls are beginners with no previous music experience.
  • Focus on healthy vocal technique and musicianship, stage performance skills, choral choreography & movement.
  • More intermediate music reading skills as a focus, learning to sing in harmony with other singers; music theory, sight-singing, ear training
  • Sing a wide variety of music from many styles, lands and historical periods
  • Leadership, solo singing on mic and public speaking opportunities
  • Team building, nurturing friendships and self confidence
  • Learning how to use a professional choral folder (these folders can be used throughout one’s life)
  • Learning to be an independent musician and thoughtful choral artist


New music readers and beginners’ levels for theory/ sight singing program are offered, and all are encouraged to complete Book 2 by the end of their time in Con Bella.

Music and all theory supplies are provided. Choral folders are not provided.


Time: Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm classes are 2 hours long and include theory/ sight singing program

Venue: Blakeburn Elementary School, 1040 Riverside Drive, Port Coquitlam

Director: Tia Turner_DSC7347_2_2 copy

Accompanist: Kyu Min Sigerson

Formal Performances: At least 4 per year

Timberline Retreat overnight two nights/ weekend of choral workshops and leadership camp: Friday night, September 29- Sunday afternoon, October 1. Registration fee includes this mandatory retreat and all additional activities like horseback riding, archery, wall climbing, crafts.


Please ask us about FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE so that all singers can participate! 

Tuition Bursaries and Sibling Discounts available!


Registration fees for Con Bella SEPTEMBER/ OCTOBER start upBella flashback

Tuition: $880 if paid in full or $98 per month for 10 months includes:

  • top-notch choral music instruction Sept-June
  • theory materials
  • music and binders
  • CSMA t-shirt for new singers
  • Membership in the Coastal Sound Musica Academy Society (non-profit society)
  • 2 night retreat at Timberline Ranch including all activities


Uniform: Singers will be issued a CSMA white shirt and black skirt. Singers must supply their own plain black nylons and simple plain black, flat or very low-heeled shoes.

Additional items: personalized choir folder $45. This folder can last a lifetime, and is a one-time purchase.

Required fundraising:

  • “In Lieu of fundraising” a tax-deductible donation of $150 required per CSMA family OR $150 minimum in pledges collected for our Sound-A-Thon or other fundraising event in October 
  • a minimum of TWO volunteer tree-lot shifts at our IKEA tree lot, November- December

Optional fundraising:

May include Purdy’s chocolates, bedding plants, Neufeld farms, Pub nights. These are optional, if you’d like to participate.


Please ask us about FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE so that all singers can participate! 

Tuition Bursaries and Sibling Discounts available!