Children’s Choir

Ages 8-11
(Upper Elementary)

$25.00 Administration Fee due by the first day of class each semester
$225.00 semester tuition can be paid in two installments 1) due on the first day of class and 2) due by April 1 OR paid in full by first day of class for a discount ($210.00).
Students will sing music ranging from classical to contemporary Christian. They will learn music theory, sight reading, proper vocal skills, foreign language songs and Choreography. This choir performs with the other choirs in our large concert at and also in smaller community service venues. Each class section meets once per week. Choose from one of the following four sections:
 register

Our spring semester classes begin January 6 for Middle and High School Choirs and January 9 for Elementary Choirs

MONDAY

St. Paul Lutheran Church
3501 Red River
Austin, TX  78705
Children’s Choir meets from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.

TUESDAY

Community Christian Church
4300 Sam Bass Road
Round Rock, TX 78681
Children’s Choir meets from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

THURSDAY

Westoak Woods Baptist Church
2900 West Slaughter Lane
Austin, TX 78748
Children’s Choir meets from 11:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. 

(See Calendar of Events for further details on the schedule.)


Director


Lora Maeurer has a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford and a Masters in Elementary Education from SUNY (State University of New York) New Paltz. She taught for several years in the public schools in New York State where she led the vocal and general music programs and directed several high school musical theatre productions. Lora, her husband Ted, and their girls moved to Austin in 2001. Lora has stayed active as a musician by performing or teaching through several homeschool, community, and church groups. Lora homeschooled her two daughters for 14 years, during which time both of her girls sang in each of the CCSA choirs from Angel to Master’s Singers. In January 2015, Lora became the CAPA Angel and Children’s Choir Director; she began directing the remaining CAPA choirs in September 2015.


Attendance


Because choir is viewed as a commitment, we take very seriously the issue of regular attendance. Should an absence occur, a written excuse must be submitted from a parent as to the reason for the absence. Reasons for excused absence shall include any legitimate reason, which is sanctioned by parental discretion. No more than 2 unexcused absences will be permitted per semester (no written excuse given by parent for absence). If a student acquires this status, they will forfeit the privilege of choir attendance for the remainder of the semester, and honor the remaining tuition payments until semester’s end. Attendance will be taken weekly by virtue of the sticker (or marker) board by the classroom teacher or homeroom mom.


Discipline


Discipline revolves around mutual respect and cooperation during class. Students who have difficulty with respect and cooperation on a given day will not be rewarded with the star that week. The director will talk with them at the end of class to talk about how they can improve in the future.  Students who are disruptive to the class will be asked to sit with their parent or to the side during the side until they are ready to cooperate.


Homeroom Mom


In Angel/Children’s choir, we need the volunteer services of a “Homeroom Mom” for each class. The “Homeroom Mom” (or grandparent!) will be responsible for:

    • Attendance/Collecting Practice Cards
    • Record Homework Tallies
    • Correction of Theory homework (don’t worry, this is easy!)
    • Help with general concert organization of choirs


Practice Cards


Practice Cards help the teacher and student keep on target. Practice is required at home to learn the music, and the teacher will assign specific tasks to accomplish. Students are expected to practice an average of 4 days per week for a limited amount of time. Parents are to sign off weekly and cards are turned in to the homeroom mom/choir secretary. Listening assignments can be found on the “Homework” page of this website.


Uniforms


Uniforms will be required for all performances. In some cases, a more casual atmosphere will dictate T-shirts which is included with the cost of registration. For formal concerts, the following uniform will be provided by the students:

    • White, long-sleeved shirt with a button-down collar
    • Black pants/skirt
    • Black dress shoes
    • CAPA will provide a bow tie & cummerbund