Lawrence Academy Girl Choir: Where Girls Find Their Voice
The Lawrence Academy of Music Girl Choir program provides quality choral opportunities for girls in the Fox Valley region. Through the study and performance of the highest quality music, the girls develop vocal technique, musical skills, creativity, expressive artistry, and an awareness of various cultures. The program encourages girls to respect the uniqueness of others, to take risks that foster individual growth, and to continue their development into self-assured young women.
In a typical year, more than 300 girls are enrolled in the Girl Choir program. They represent more than 50 schools throughout Northeast Wisconsin. Singers are expected to participate in their school music programs; Girl Choir should not substitute for curricular music class.
Girl Choirs are meant to augment, not replace, school choirs. Therefore, we expect all Girl Choir members to be enrolled in a curricular performance ensemble.
Ragazze is the training choir of the Girl Choir program. It is the only non-auditioned choir, and is open to girls in third, fourth, and fifth grade.
Primo is the entry-level auditioned choir of the Girl Choir program. Its focus is on healthy unison singing and score-reading skills.
Allegretto focuses on solidifying score reading skills, furthers rhythmic and melodic reading skills, and introduces part-singing.
Cantabile solidifies rhythmic and melodic sight-reading skills and introduces standard repertoire for young women’s choirs.
Bel Canto is the capstone of the Girl Choir program. Bel Canto singers are independent musicians who learn standard repertoire for women’s voices.
Each choir incorporates music history, theory, cultural knowledge, and personal experiences to guide singers to a more thorough understanding of the music.