Cantabile singers singing during a concert, wearing white blouses and long, black skirts. A conductor has her arms raised in the foreground.

The Cantabile curriculum reinforces rhythmic and melodic reading skills and explores a wide variety of music written for advanced treble choirs. Singers perform on both the fall and spring Girl Choir concerts, and in the Fox Valley community as opportunities arise.

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

Auditions for Cantabile 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 information about auditions next spring.

Tuition assistance is available to families who demonstrate financial need.


  • August 23 and 24, 2019 - Uniform Fittings
    • 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.
      • Returning singers who already have a uniform top and skirt/pants they plan to use do not need to attend a uniform fitting. Singers who already have a uniform skirt or pants who want the other option should attend a uniform fitting.


  • September 8, 2019 - Parent Meeting
    • A parent meeting will be held during the scheduled rehearsal at 7:30 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 8, 2019 - Rehearsal venue change


  • March 22, 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

A complete 2019-20 calendar will be uploaded here late summer.

Dress Rehearsals
Friday, December 13, 2019 3:45-6:30 p.m.
Lawrence Memorial Chapel

Friday, March 27, 2020

3:45-6:30 p.m.
Lawrence Memorial Chapel

Saturday, December 14, 2019 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Lawrence Memorial Chapel
- 7:00 p.m. concert will be available
to view online via Livestream.


Sunday, March 29, 2020


2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Lawrence Memorial Chapel
- 7:00 p.m. concert will be available
to view online via Livestream.

2019-20 Calendar

Click the button below to view a draft of the 2019-20 Cantabile 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
  • Singers will need to purchase a white uniform top. 
  • Singers new to Cantabile who were not in Arioso must purchase a uniform black skirt or pants.
  • 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.
  • Singers will need to provide black pantyhose and black closed-toed, flat-heeled dress shoes. 
  • Post-style earring 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.
  • No uniform return is necessary at the end of the season.
Choir Materials
  • Cantabile singers must bring a three-ring binder and two sharpened pencils to every rehearsal. They are expected to complete weekly assignments, compiled in the Announcements section of this page.
  • 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 at the cost of $10 plus tax.

A close-up of Cantabile singers singing during a concertThree Cantabile singers smiling and interact with each other while performing at a concertA close-up of Cantabile singers singing during a concertStylized Girl Choir typography designed to look like a treble clef