Frequently Asked Questions
The Omaha Children's Choir is open to all children ages 3 - grade 8 who love to sing. School teachers may recommend students or parents may contact the artistic director to schedule a vocal assessment appointment. All students are encouraged to remain active participants in their school and church music programs.
Do prospective choristers need a teacher recommendation?
Teacher recommendations are encouraged, but not required for a student to join the Omaha Children's Choir. School choral teachers are asked to submit recommendation forms for interested students or you may contact us on your own!
How much does it cost to join the Omaha Children's Choir?
The Omaha Children's Choir is a tuition-based program. However, no child will be excluded from participation due to financial reasons. Tuition is on a sliding scale, based on income. While OCC tuition is on a sliding scale, the actual per student cost of the program is approximately $500.
Cost for the 2017-2018 season is as follows:
Household Income Yearly Tuition
< $25,000 $100
> $80,000 $400
There is a non-refundable $25 registration fee due with all registration forms to secure each child's spot in the program. The registration fee is applied toward each student's season tuition. A 20% sibling discount is offered for the second, third, etc., child in the OCC program.
What is the audition process?
At OCC, we strongly believe in two things: all children can sing, and deserve a place to sing. For this reason, OCC does not require an audition for participation in our choirs. Singers are placed with other singers in their age group, and our choir directors teach various lesson plans that supplement what our singers are learning in school. No musical experience is required to join Omaha Children's Choir!
Where do you rehearse?
We currently have two rehearsal locations.
Our North Omaha Choir rehearses every Tuesday evening at Augustana Lutheran Church in the Bemis Park Neighborhood. Our Itty Bitty Music Makers meet from 6:00-6:30, and our Urban Harmony and Voices for Unity choirs meet from 6:00-7:30.
Our South Omaha Choir rehearses every Thursday evening at St. Martin of Tours Episcopal Church across the street from South High School. Our Itty Bitty Music Makers meet from 6:00-6:30, and our Urban Harmony and Voices for Unity choirs meet from 6:00-7:30.