A close-up of Arioso singers singing during a concert, wearing red blouses and long black skirts

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.


  • 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 take place during the scheduled rehearsal at 7:45 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 change


  • March 23. 2020 - Rehearsal venue change



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 Arioso 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 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 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
  • 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.

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