girls in red tops and black skirts, singing on choral risers with conductor in front and grand piano with pianist on the side


The Capriccio curriculum strengthens rhythmic and melodic reading skills and teaches healthy vocal production through the beginning stages of the female voice change. Singers perform repertoire in unison, two and three parts. Capriccio performs on both the fall and spring Girl Choir concerts in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel, plus one community performance. Auditions for Capriccio are held in April for the following academic year.


  • Assignments from January 15th rehearsal:
    --Write out the 3 minor scales as a solfege ladder. Remember, they are natural, harmonic and melodic minor. Write the 3 scales side by side and use that to practice singing each on individually, both up and down.
    --Finale: Practice part 1, using solfege. Use a light, gentle singing voice for the higher pitches.
    --Bonus: Identify the tune of the finale.

  • Assignments from January 8th rehearsal:
    --Practice Jubilate Deo for voicing next week.
    --Complete the Windy Nights poetry assignment. (If you were absent, click here for the worksheet.)
    --On back of the Windy Nights sheet, answer the following question: what are the ways I would like to grow as a member of this choir?

  • 2017-18 Calendar - Click the button below to download and print the yearly calendar for Capriccio. This calendar was updated on 9/5/17

2017-18 Calendar

Choir Materials

  • Girls must bring a three-ring binder and two sharpened pencils to every rehearsal.
  • Music is the property of the Academy.
  • Additional or replacement bags can be purchased through the Academy office for $10 plus tax.

Concert Uniform

  • A red top and black skirt are provided by the Academy. Tops and skirts must be returned in good condition at the end of the season. Please do not alter the tops. There will be a fee assessed for the cost to repair or replace a damaged uniform. 
  • Each girl should provide her own black tights and black, close-toed, flat-heeled dress shoes.
  • Post-style earring for concerts are acceptable, no hoops.
  • Hair accessories must be small and the color of the hair. Hair must be its natural color. 

Electronics Policy

Cell phones, iPods, electronic readers, and other electronic devices are strictly prohibited during ensemble rehearsals and back stage during concerts.   If a family emergency takes place during a rehearsal or concert, please contact the ensemble manager.

The institution will comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and DPI's Nondiscrimination Provision for all students.

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