Students wearing red and white dresses, on choral risers on chapel stage


The Primo curriculum introduces large group rehearsal processes.  Singers learn choral rehearsal and performance skills, how to read choral music and how to sing as a choir in unison. Primo performs on both the fall and spring Girl Choir concerts in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel. 

Auditions for Primo are held in April for the following academic year. Please fill out our interest form to receive information about auditions next spring.

2018-19 Calendar

Primo 2018-19 Calendar



  • Suggested Reading Lists
    • To help girls better understand and connect with our concert theme of "We Raise Our Voices," we have posted two suggested reading lists on our Spring Semester Resources page: a list from the Academy of Malala-related books and a list from the Appleton Public Library of books including broader themes such as speaking out, defying expectations, and powerful women.
    • These reading lists are purely optional and meant to supplement the girls' learning.

Click the button below to download and print the Girl Choir Program Handbook.

Girl Choir Handbook


  • From 2/11/19 
    • Practice: Please review the Swedish words of "Who Can Sail". Singing it once or twice per day will really help you.
    • Reflection:  What would I draw with a "Magic Pencil"? What can I do to help others?  We read the book Malala's Magic Pencil during rehearsal.  Many girls seems to have knowledge of who Malala is and what a remarkable young woman she is.

2018-19 Dress Rehearsal and Concert Dates

Tickets for the March 23 concerts will be available through the  Lawrence University Box Office starting March 4.

Dress Rehearsals
Friday, December 7, 2018 3:45-6:30 p.m.
Lawrence Memorial Chapel
Friday, March 22, 2019 3:45-6:30 p.m.
Lawrence Memorial Chapel
Saturday, December 8, 2018 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Lawrence Memorial Chapel
- 7:00 p.m. concert will be available
to view online via Livestream.
Saturday, March 23, 2019 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 Girl Choir Auditions

Click here to view the audition dates for the 2019-20 season.

Choir Materials

  • Primo singers must bring a three-ring binder and a sharpened pencil 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 at the cost of $10 plus tax.

Concert Uniform

  • A red jumper is provided by the Academy. Jumpers must be returned in good condition at the end of the season. Please do not alter the jumper without permission from the Academy. There will be a fee assessment for the cost to repair or replace a damaged uniform. 
  • Each Primo singer will need to provide their own white, long-sleeved, peter pan collared blouse (click here for a list of places that sell them), white tights, and black, closed toed, flat-heeled dress shoes.
  • Post-style earrings 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.

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