Men’s

2014-12-11-20-07-31-DSC_0942aAges 11-14
(Middle School)

$40.00 registration
$175.00 semester tuition

 

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Pre-teen men have the unique opportunity to experience a vocal experience that is tailored to the man’s changing voice. Singers will learn to negotiate the evolving man’s voice through literature specifically designed for the special needs of this middle school period. Tools will be taught to encourage men to continue singing even through the voice change.  Emphasis will be placed on proper vocal technique, sight-singing and theoretical concepts. Students will experience individual and group performance both competitive, non-competitive and service oriented.

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Central City Austin Church (formerly Grace Nazarene)
1006 West Koenig
Austin, TX 78756

Men’s Choir meets Monday from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. beginning Jan 11


Director


Lora Maeurer has a Bachelors 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 by virtue of practice cards, which must be turned in at the beginning of rehearsal. The choir secretary will be responsible for taking attendance.


Discipline


Although discipline is not necessarily a problem, should there be an instance where action is necessary parents will be notified by phone. This will be followed by a written referral should the matter not be corrected. Any further problems will result in expulsion.


 Practice Cards


Practice Cards help the teacher and student keep on target. Rehearsal 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. (Teen Choirs ½ hour). Students will be provided with a practice CD and lyrics/music. Parents are to sign off weekly and cards are turned in to the homeroom mom/choir secretary. Awards/grades are given at the end of every year by work and effort recorded on a point sheet, which is distributed at the beginning of the year.

Practice Cards help the teacher and student keep on target. Rehearsal 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. (Teen Choirs ½ hour). Students will be provided with a practice CD and lyrics/music. Parents are to sign off weekly and cards are turned in to the homeroom mom/choir secretary. Awards/grades are given at the end of every year by work and effort recorded on a point sheet, which is distributed at the beginning of the year.


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 button down shirt, long sleeved
  • Black uniform vest at cost of $18.00
  • Red uniform tie at cost of $10.00
  • Black dress pants/socks
  • Black dress shoes