Columbia Choirs of Metropolitan Seattle

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Now welcoming NEW SINGERS for January 2023!

Choirs for Children, Youth, and Adults on the Eastside

Pre-K and K Singers

Children & Youth Singers

Adult Singers

Experience the Joy of Columbia Choirs!

High-Quality Music Instruction

Columbia Choirs sessions are led by an expert artistic staff with over 80 years of combined experience. Singers of all ages will build musical skills in a fun and engaging way, while experiencing a variety of musical styles and traditions from around the world.

Structured Fun & Creativity

Creative connections through music can reduce stress and help singers of all ages find their voice. This season, our choirs will explore music through music games, musicianship activities, and learning a wide variety of music. No busywork, no stress, our choirs are a safe space for singers to be creative and build confidence.

A Singing Community

Columbia Choirs rehearsals are a non-competitive opportunity to connect with those who share a love of music. We have introverts and extroverts, serious and quirky – anyone who loves to sing can find a place with us. Whether you join us for one year or twelve, or anything in between, you’ll find a welcoming, inclusive community where many voices make beautiful music together.

The enrollment process includes a stress-free Choir Placement appointment geared towards getting to know you and your musical background more.
Click here to learn more about the Choir Placement process.

Choir Placement appointments for children and youth singers are about 15 minutes, with Artistic Director Katrina Turman. Adult singers will meet directly with the conductor of their desired choir. This stage of the enrollment processes is meant to get to know you and your musical background in a stress-free environment. We will vocalize you to better understand your range, vocal flexibility, and music reading experience. See the Choir Placement Process for each age range below for more specifics about what should be expected.

4 years – K

No Choir Placement appointment is necessary for this age range. Click here to enroll Your child in Prima.

1st – 5th Grades

Choir Placement appointments for these choirs will include:

  • A conversation with the singer and parents to get to know them better.
  • Simple vocal warmups and ear exercises.
  • Singing of any simple song (ex. Happy Birthday, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, or any simple song that you would like to share with us!)

Click here to start the Choir Placement process.

6th – 12th Grades

Choir Placement appointments for these choirs will include:

  • A conversation with the singer and parents to get to know them better.
  • Vocal warmups and simple ear training exercises.
  • Music reading exercises according to your skill level.
  • Singing of a prepared song (Singer should have one song prepared. This can be anything from an aria to an art song to a simple folk song. We just want to hear you sing!)

Click here to start the Choir Placement process.

Adults

Choir Placement appointments for these choirs will include:

  • A conversation with the singer to get to know them better.
  • Interactive vocal warmups with coaching from the conductors
  • Music reading exercises based on chorister experience
  • Singing of a prepared song (Singer should have one song prepared. This can be anything from an aria to an art song to a simple folk song. We just want to hear you sing!)

Click here to start the Choir Placement process.

New enrollment occurs at the beginning of the season (in August/September) and at the beginning of the calendar year (in December/January). Feel free to complete the Enrollment Form at any time and we will work to schedule a placement appointment at the next available time.

We look forward to meeting you at your audition! Let us know if you have any questions.

Up to 100% Financial Aid is Available to assist with monthly tuition, based on need.
Click here to learn more about Financial Aid and determine eligibility.

Columbia Choirs has a longstanding history of providing financial aid to make choir affordable for any singer that wants to participate. Financial aid is available to reduce monthly tuition payments as well as fees for tours and camps.

Aid eligibility is determined based on the King County Housing Authority standards; aid awards range from 50% to 100% coverage. To determine if you are eligible to receive financial aid, and how much coverage you are eligible to receive, you may use the Eligibility Calculator below. If it is determined you are eligible to receive aid, you will have the opportunity to receive a link to the Financial Aid Application to complete the process.



A Choir for Every Singer

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