Columbia Choirs of Metropolitan Seattle

Bel Canto

Bel Canto

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Bel Canto is the advanced performing group for children in Columbia Choirs. Fast-paced, enjoyable rehearsals involve advanced singing technique, sight-singing and ear training, and a wide range of musical repertoire in three or more voice parts and multiple languages. Singers in Bel Canto are held to a high standard as an individual and a member of the larger group, developing the necessary skills to become better leaders and work in a collaborative environment.

Bel Canto performs in the Columbia Choirs concert series and in the community throughout the year. The choir also tours throughout the United States and across the globe, participating in festivals and placing high in competitions. Previous tours have taken Bel Canto singers to Italy, England, South Korea, Canada, Florida, and Austria. Singers will be invited to sing with Bel Canto upon placement or promotion from Ragazzi and Lyrica.

6th–9th grade*

*Stated grade levels are approximate. Placement and promotion into Bel Canto is based upon age, musical skill, and behavior.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Redmond, WA (Education Hill) 

$150 / month (September-June)
Learn more about all costs to participate and available financial aid.

Katrina Turman

Artistic Director, Cantabile and Bel Canto Conductor

Welcome to Columbia Choirs of Metropolitan Seattle! It is my honor to serve as Artistic Director of this thriving community of singers. I am a music educator and conductor with an enthusiasm for community choral education. My positive experiences growing up within outstanding youth choirs convinced me to dedicate my career to young people and the pursuit of high-quality music education for all.


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