Allegretto singers singing at a concert, wearing red dresses and white tights

The Allegretto curriculum strengthens the basics of choral singing. Singers learn basic rhythmic and melodic reading skills, healthy vocal production and breathing skills, and how to sing as a choir in unison and two parts. Allegretto performs in both the fall and spring Girl Choir concerts in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel, plus one community performance.

Students registered for Academy ensembles are also expected to participate in a curricular (during the school day, for credit) performing musical ensemble when available; Allegretto should not substitute for curricular music programs.

Auditions for Allegretto are held in April for the following academic year. Auditions for the 2019-20 season are closed. Please fill out our interest form to receive audition information next spring.

Tuition assistance is available to families who demonstrate financial need.

Announcements

  • August 23 and 24, 2019 - Uniform Fitting Days
    • Please plan to come to the Academy of Music (100 W Water St., Appleton) for one of our uniform fitting days on Friday, August 23 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. or Saturday, August 24 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. More information about uniform fittings will be sent out closer to the dates.

 

  • September 9, 2019 - Parent Meeting
    • A parent meeting will be held during the scheduled rehearsal at 5:30 p.m.

 

  • ​Spring Concerts - Date Change
    • The spring Girl Choir concerts have been moved from Saturday, March 28 to Sunday, March 29. They will still take place at 2pm and 7pm, and the dress rehearsal will still take place on Friday, March 27.

 

  • December 9, 2019 - Rehearsal venue/time change

 

  • March 23, 2020 - Rehearsal venue/time change

 


Assignments

Weekly assignments will be posted here. Be sure to check your choir's webpage often to make sure you're caught up!

 


2019-20 Calendar

Click the button below to view a draft of the 2019-20 Allegretto calendar. Please note that the calendar will be updated in September.

2019-20 Calendar

Policies and Required Materials

Registration in an Academy program indicates your understanding and acceptance of our guidelines. In addition to the Academy guidelines, please click through the subjects below to read about Girl Choir-specific policies and required materials.

Girl Choir Handbook
Please refer to the Girl Choir handbook for a comprehensive list of guidelines. Click here to view the handbook.
 
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.
 
Concert Uniform
  • A red dress is provided by the Academy. Dresses are Academy property and must be returned washed and in good condition at the end of the season. Please do not alter the dress without permission from the Academy. There will be a fee assessed for the cost to repair or replace a damaged uniform.
  • Each Allegretto singer will need to provide their own white tights and black, closed-toed, flat-heeled dress shoes.
  • Post-style earrings for concerts are acceptable, no hoops.
  • Hair must be a natural color, or sprayed a natural color, for performance. Singers with longer hair should pull or pin hair back so that it does not obscure their face while on stage. Hair accessories should be small and the color of the hair. 
Choir Materials
  • Allegretto singers must bring a three ring binder and two sharpened pencils to every rehearsal.
  • Music is the property of the Academy.
  • Singers new to the program will receive a tote bag that becomes theirs.
  • Additional or replacement bags can be purchased through the Academy office for the price of $10 plus tax.

A close-up of Allegretto singers singing with their arms intertwined and holding hands

A close-up of Allegretto singers singing during a concertFour Allegretto singers wearing concert uniform dresses smile and pose with their arms around each otherStylized Girl Choir typography designed to look like a treble clef