The Bethany Lutheran Schola Cantorum, Latin for "Singing School", is a choir school for boys and girls ages 5-18. Modeled after the ancient European choir schools, this program teaches music literacy, good vocal habits, knowledge of repertoire, and liturgical formation through a structured framework based upon the highly acclaimed Voice for Life designed by the Royal School of Church Music. Students are challenged to grow into their full capacity as musicians and develop vital life skills as members of the community in a fun, uplifting, and Christ-centered environment.
The program is divided into three choirs: The Preparatory Choir (Grades K-2), The Novices (may include Grades 3-5), and The Choristers (may include Grades 4-12)
The Preparatory Choir integrates our early childhood music education curriculum (based on John Feireabend First Steps in Music and Conversational Solfege), teaching children the basics of music and good vocal production.
The Novices and Choristers enter into a more structured environment where they begin to take shape as musicians. They wear cassocks (the garment of those who are in service of the church - pictured above) for rehearsals and performances, adhere to a higher standard of discipline, learn challenging repertoire, and work toward rank promotions (much like you would in one of the martial arts). Additionally, Novices and Choristers receive a Choral Scholarship according to their rank to reward them for their work.
For more information on the Schola Cantorum, or to enroll, please contact Cantor Giuliani at firstname.lastname@example.org of call 630.355.2198 x. 227.