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Boulder Children's Chorale 2013

Boulder Children's Chorale

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The Boulder Children’s Chorale serves students in grades one through eight in three ensembles: two Preparatory Choirs for younger singers and Bel Canto for more experienced singers. Since our inaugural season in 2009, Boulder Children’s Chorale has collaborated with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, Boulder Ballet, Mahlerfest, Boulder Kids for Bach, the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, Kutandara Marimba, CU Opera and with the adult ensembles of the Boulder Chorale. During the 2015-2016 season, we will continue to offer audiences exciting collaborative and outreach performances.

Auditions are required for students auditioning for Preparatory Choir 2 and Bel Canto. Preparatory Choir 1 students may register for choir without auditioning. No preparation is necessary. Scroll down for details.

Auditions for our 2015-2016 season will be held June 1-4

If you have a child that is interested in auditioning to join the Boulder Children’s Chorale,
please contact Kate Klotz at kate@boulderchorale.org to schedule an audition time.

For more information- contact us

Boulder Children's Chorale with Kutandara - Spring 2013
The Boulder Children's Chorale performing with the Boulder Chorale at the Holiday Gala Concerts
December 2014

PREPARATORY CHOIR 1 (no audition required)

Must be in first grade or older. Students in this choir will learn the fundamentals of choral singing including breath, body alignment, vowel purity, blend and phrasing. Additionally, basic music reading will be taught.

Director, Kate Klotz

Thursdays, 4:15-5:00 pm
Atonement Lutheran Church
685 Inca Parkway, Boulder  map

To register for Prep 1 Choir, please contact: kate@boulderchorale.org

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PREPARATORY CHOIR 2 (audition required)

Students in this choir will continue to build the fundamentals of choral singing including breath, body alignment, vowel purity, blend and phrasing. Teaching techniques will be geared toward older students. Music literacy skills will be emphasized.

Director, Kate Klotz

Thursdays, 5:15-6:00 pm
Atonement Lutheran Church
685 Inca Parkway, Boulder  map

To arrange an audition for Prep 2 Choir, please contact: kate@boulderchorale.org

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BEL CANTO (audition required)

This choir is for older children with more experience. Students in this choir will expand upon their knowledge of singing through the rehearsal and performance of challenging choral literature.

Director, Hannah Wunsch

Thursdays, 4:15-5:45 pm
Atonement Lutheran Church
685 Inca Parkway, Boulder  map

To arrange an audition for Bel Canto, please contact: kate@boulderchorale.org

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AUDITIONS

Auditions are required for students auditioning for Preparatory Choir 2 and Bel Canto. Preparatory Choir 1 students may register for choir without auditioning. No preparation is necessary.

Auditions for our 2015-2016 season will be held June 1-4

If you have a child that is interested in auditioning to join the Boulder Children’s Chorale,
please contact Kate Klotz at kate@boulderchorale.org to schedule an audition time.

Audition Form (please print, fill out and bring to your child's audition)

For more information- contact us

The Boulder Children’s Chorale is one of the ensembles of the Boulder Chorale, a 501 (C )(3) organization. As such, it is a secular, non-political entity. The Boulder Chorale has in place policies supporting equal employment opportunity, and against harassment and discrimination.

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No preparation is necessary.

Auditions will consist of:

1. Vocalizing (to test range)

2. Aural recall (echoing pitches)

3. Sight singing & rhythm reading (skills are not necessary for acceptance into the group)

4. Singing a familiar song like "Happy Birthday"

Boulder Children's Chorale is a choir for treble voices. Boys whose voices have changed are ineligible.

Boulder Children’s Chorale is a performing group. Members are expected to purchase the performance attire and participate in all concerts.

Please read the BCC Handbook prior to your child's audition.

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TUITION (includes music)

$TBD per year for Preparatory Choir 1 and 2

$TBD per year for Bel Canto

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UNIFORMS

Members are required to wear uniforms for all performances. There is additional cost for these uniforms. For more information, click the links below.

Boulder Children's Chorale Uniform Information

Lands' End Uniform Ordering Information

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DIRECTORS

Kate Klotz
Boulder Children's Chorale Artistic Director & Preparatory Choirs Director

Kate Klotz

Kate Klotz teaches elementary music in Boulder, Colorado and specializes in teaching beginning vocal technique and music literacy. She completed her Master’s of Music in Music Education at Colorado State University in 2013 and received her undergraduate degree in music education from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2008. Kate holds all three levels of Kodály certification and has also completed one level of Orff Schulwerk training. She has instructed students in private piano and voice, as well as teaching elementary general music and middle school choir in Colorado and Washington state public schools.

From 2011-2013, Kate served on the artistic staff of the Spokane Area Youth Choirs in Spokane, Washington, where she directed elementary and middle level choirs. She has been a guest clinician and choral adjudicator for the St. Vrain Valley and Omak School Districts, and has sung with the Colorado Conductor’s Chorale and the Spokane Symphony Chorale. She resides in Berthoud with her husband, Nathan, and enjoys reading and spending time outdoors. 
 

Hannah Wunsch
Boulder Children's Chorale Bel Canto Director

Hannah Wunsch

Dr. Hannah Wunsch was the Assistant Conductor of the University of Colorado University Singers and University Choir, starting in 2012, and has been Director of the Mount Calvary Festival Choir since 2010. In Fall 2014 she will also be Conductor of the University of Colorado Women’s Choir, and will direct the inaugural season of the University of Colorado Renaissance and Madrigal group.

Hannah’s previous appointments include Director of University of Colorado Collegiate Chorale and the Boulder Aria Singers. She was the St. Martin’s Chamber Choir Mark Sheldon Conducting Intern in 2011-2012. This year, Hannah co-founded the Summer Lab Choir, a new ensemble at the University of Colorado devoted to the development of undergraduate conductors.

Hannah’s recent engagements have included clinics with the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Academy Singers and Bella Voz, and workshops with ensembles around the area and throughout the country.

Hannah received her Bachelor’s Degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN in Vocal Performance. In 2012, she received her Master of Music Degree in Choral Conducting with a Vocal Performance Emphasis from the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she studied with Dr. Larry Kaptein and Dr. Patti Peterson. Hannah recently received her Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Colorado with Dr. Greg Gentry.

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