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Itty Bitty MusiC Makers
The goal of our Itty Bitty Music Makers program is to guide students ages 3-5 in developing basic singing, literacy, and creative movement skills. Each class is designed to be playful and enjoyable to children, while providing a carefully planned curriculum utilizing a variety of activities. Children are not taught formally about the specifics of music, but rather experience the expressive qualities of music through play and song. This class is taught by Mrs. Janelle Skoog-Shafer. One adult is required to attend with the child; this is not a child drop-off program.
Formerly known as Preparatory Choir, the newly named Urban Harmony introduces children grades 1-3 to choral music while still incorporating aspects of play and exploration. Each rehearsal begins with vocal warm-ups where students learn proper choral breathing and posture and grow their basic musical literacy skills. The remainder of the time is devoted to immersing students in age-appropriate choral literature. Engaging in musical games, folk dancing, and the playing of percussion instruments rounds out the experience.
Voices for unity
Previously known as the Intermediate Choir, Voices of Unity is designed for students grades 3-8 who have demonstrated an intermediate proficiency in vocal technique and sight-singing ability. Rehearsals focus on vocal technique in an ensemble setting, fostering professional performance etiquette, and further improving musical literacy skills. This choir performs a variety of challenging repertoire and is conducted by Mrs. Amanda Stevenson.
Ambassadors of change
The newest addition to OCC programming, our Ambassadors of Change ensemble is tailored towards towards students in grades 9-12 with changed voices. Weekly rehearsals include instruction in music theory, ear training, and sight reading to deepen students' understanding of choral music. Students will definitely enjoy this fast-paced, energetic program as they prepare high caliber literature from different musical traditions around the world.