The Arioso curriculum solidifies rhythmic and melodic readying skills and teaches healthy vocal production throughout the voice change. Singers perform a variety of music in unison and multiple parts. Arioso performs on both the fall and spring Girl Choir concerts in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel; singers may have the opportunity to participate in one additional community performance or event.

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

Auditions for Arioso are held in April for the following year. Auditions for the 2019-20 season are now closed. Please fill out our interest form to receive information about auditions next spring.

Tuition assistance is available to families who demonstrate financial need.

Announcements

  • December 9, 2019 - Rehearsal venue change

 

  • March 23. 2020 - Rehearsal venue change

 


Assignments

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

 


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. The handbook will be uploaded here in late summer.
 
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 performance top is provided by the Academy. The tops are the property of the Academy and must be returned washed and 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 Arioso singer will need to purchase a uniform black skirt or pants, and wear black pantyhose and black closed toed, flat-heeled dress shoes.
  • Singers who already own a skirt may choose to be fitted for and purchase the uniform pants or continue to wear the skirt they already own.
  • Post-style earrings for the concerts are acceptable, no hoops.
  • Hair accessories must be small and the color of the hair. Hair must be a natural color. 
Choir Materials
  • Arioso 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.