NMC Children's Choir

The NMC Children's Choir (NMCCC) is a program of six exemplary choral music ensembles that develops high levels of artistic, expressive singing for students in Kindergarten through Grade 9. Participation is open to all and is a full-school-year commitment, including performances.

For more information about the Choir, visit nmcchildrenschoir.com »

NEW STUDENTS entering grades K-2 in Fall 2017: no audition is required, enroll online here and see ALL STUDENTS note below.

NEW STUDENTS entering grades 3-9 in Fall 2017: audition is required before enrolling. Phone (231) 995-1700 to schedule an audition.
RETURNING STUDENTS: you will receive an email from your choir director indicating which choir to enroll in.

NOTE: Register child with their name and birthdate, not the parent name and birthdate. Each child needs a separate account and username. Instructions are located here. If coming back to this page after registering a first child, please empty the shopping cart and start again.

ALL STUDENTS: either before or after enrolling and paying for Choir here, it is also necessary to fill out the online form at nmcchildrenschoir.com/registration »

To apply for a partial scholarship, call NMC Extended Education at (231) 995-1700 for an application prior to enrolling.

Bel Canto Choir (Grades 3-4) — 2017-09-12 thru 2018-05-01$265 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-7 pm, Oleson Center Rm. A/B, Director is Joanna Aldridge. Bel Canto (bell kahn-toh - Italian for 'beautiful singing') Primarily 3-4 graders - audition required. Bel Canto includes children with some prior musical experience who audition directly into the ensemble and singers who have been promoted from Dolce Choir. Singers rehearse Tuesday evenings and some Saturday afternoons. Bel Canto performs in the NMCCC Holiday, Winter and Spring Concerts. Mandatory parent meeting is Tues., Sept. 12 (the last 20 minutes of your child's first rehearsal). To enroll, add this course to the shopping cart, and proceed to register with your CHILD'S NAME and date of birth. Either before or after enrolling and paying for the course here, it is also necessary to fill out the online form at http://www.nmcchildrenschoir.com/registration

  • Seats available: Approximately 46. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 231991947
Cantus Choir (Grades 7-9) — 2017-09-12 thru 2018-05-01$325 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6:40-8 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 115, Director is Russ Larimer. Cantus (kahn-toos Latin for 'choir') Primarily 7-9 graders-audition required. NMCCC's most advanced ensemble. Singers rehearse Tues evenings and monthly Sat afternoons. Cantus performs in the NMCCC Holiday, Winter, Spring Concerts, at community events, and, as opportunities present, with guest artists and organizations such as Traverse Symphony Orchestra. Cantus tours each spring, offering unique performance and cultural opportunities. Mandatory parent meeting is Tues., Sept. 12 (the last 20 minutes of first rehearsal). To enroll, add this course to the shopping cart, and register with your CHILD'S NAME and date of birth. Either before or after enrolling and paying for the course here, it is also necessary to fill out the online form at http://www.nmcchildrenschoir.com/registration

  • Seats available: Approximately 45. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 232439290
Dolce Choir (Grades 2-3) — 2017-09-12 thru 2018-05-01$255 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 5:30-6:30 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 102, Directors: David and Mary Parrish. Dolce (dohl-chay - Italian for sweet) Primarily 2-3 graders - no audition required. Dolce is NMCCCs introductory choir for young children with little or no prior musical experience. Singers rehearse Tues evenings and a few Sat afternoons. Build foundational music skills learning recognizable folk-based repertoire appropriate for beginning singers. Dolce performs in NMCCCs Winter and Spring Concerts. Mandatory parent meeting is Tues., Sept. 12 (the last 20 minutes of your child's first rehearsal). To enroll, add this course to the shopping cart, and proceed to register with your CHILD'S NAME and date of birth. Either before or after enrolling and paying for the course here, it is also necessary to fill out the online form at http://www.nmcchildrenschoir.com/registration

  • Seats available: Approximately 48. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 231085301
Lyric Choir (Grades 4-5) — 2017-09-12 thru 2018-05-01$285 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6:30-7:30 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 105, Director is Stephanie Schall-Brazee. Lyric (a musical term meaning 'having a pleasing or melodious sound') Primarily 4-5 graders - audition required. Comprised of children who audition, along with singers who have been promoted from Bel Canto Choir. Singers rehearse Tuesday evenings and monthly Saturday afternoon rehearsals. Lyric performs in NMCCC’s Holiday, Winter and Spring Concerts, and, as opportunities present, at community events. Mandatory parent meeting is Tues., Sept. 12 (the last 20 minutes of your child's first rehearsal). To enroll, add this course to the shopping cart, and proceed to register with your CHILD'S NAME and date of birth. Either before or after enrolling and paying for the course here, it is also necessary to fill out the online form at http://www.nmcchildrenschoir.com/registration

  • Seats available: Approximately 46. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 231776895
Prelude Choir (Grades K-1) — 2017-09-12 thru 2017-11-21$95 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 5:30-6:15 pm (plus Thurs, Nov. 2), Fine Arts Rm. 105, (no rehearsals Sept. 26, 31), Director is Stephanie Schall-Brazee. Prelude (a musical term meaning introductory music) K-1 graders - no audition required. Prelude is NMCCC's introductory program for Kindergarten and 1st grade students. This non-auditioned group meets Tuesday evenings for an eight-week session. Young singers learn about their voices and learn basic singing techniques in a friendly, nurturing environment. Mandatory parent meeting is Tues., Sept. 12 (the last 20 minutes of first rehearsal). To enroll, add this course to the shopping cart, and proceed to register with your CHILD'S NAME and date of birth. Either before or after enrolling and paying for the course here, it is also necessary to fill out the online form at http://www.nmcchildrenschoir.com/registration

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 231066561
Ragazzo Choir (Grades 5-6) — 2017-09-12 thru 2018-05-01$305 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 5:30-6:30 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 115, Director is Todd Vipond. Ragazzo (rah-gaht-soh - Italian for 'youth') Primarily 5-6 graders - audition required. Comprised of children who audition directly into the ensemble with more advanced musical abilities, along with singers who have been promoted from Lyric Choir. Singers rehearse Tuesday evenings as well as monthly Saturday afternoon rehearsals. Ragazzo performs in the NMCCC Holiday, Winter, Spring Concerts, and, as opportunities present, at community events. Mandatory parent meeting is Tues., Sept. 12 (the last 20 minutes of first rehearsal). To enroll, add this course to the shopping cart, and proceed to register with your CHILD'S NAME and date of birth. Either before or after enrolling for the course here, it is also necessary to fill out the online form at http://www.nmcchildrenschoir.com/registration

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 232413835
Prelude Choir (Grades K-1) — 2017-09-12 thru 2017-11-21$95 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 5:30-6:15 pm (plus Thurs, Nov. 2), Fine Arts Rm. 105, (no rehearsals Sept. 26, 31), Director is Stephanie Schall-Brazee. Prelude (a musical term meaning introductory music) K-1 graders - no audition required. Prelude is NMCCC's introductory program for Kindergarten and 1st grade students. This non-auditioned group meets Tuesday evenings for an eight-week session. Young singers learn about their voices and learn basic singing techniques in a friendly, nurturing environment. Mandatory parent meeting is Tues., Sept. 12 (the last 20 minutes of first rehearsal). To enroll, add this course to the shopping cart, and proceed to register with your CHILD'S NAME and date of birth. Either before or after enrolling and paying for the course here, it is also necessary to fill out the online form at http://www.nmcchildrenschoir.com/registration

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 231066561
Dolce Choir (Grades 2-3) — 2017-09-12 thru 2018-05-01$255 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 5:30-6:30 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 102, Directors: David and Mary Parrish. Dolce (dohl-chay - Italian for sweet) Primarily 2-3 graders - no audition required. Dolce is NMCCCs introductory choir for young children with little or no prior musical experience. Singers rehearse Tues evenings and a few Sat afternoons. Build foundational music skills learning recognizable folk-based repertoire appropriate for beginning singers. Dolce performs in NMCCCs Winter and Spring Concerts. Mandatory parent meeting is Tues., Sept. 12 (the last 20 minutes of your child's first rehearsal). To enroll, add this course to the shopping cart, and proceed to register with your CHILD'S NAME and date of birth. Either before or after enrolling and paying for the course here, it is also necessary to fill out the online form at http://www.nmcchildrenschoir.com/registration

  • Seats available: Approximately 48. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 231085301
Bel Canto Choir (Grades 3-4) — 2017-09-12 thru 2018-05-01$265 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-7 pm, Oleson Center Rm. A/B, Director is Joanna Aldridge. Bel Canto (bell kahn-toh - Italian for 'beautiful singing') Primarily 3-4 graders - audition required. Bel Canto includes children with some prior musical experience who audition directly into the ensemble and singers who have been promoted from Dolce Choir. Singers rehearse Tuesday evenings and some Saturday afternoons. Bel Canto performs in the NMCCC Holiday, Winter and Spring Concerts. Mandatory parent meeting is Tues., Sept. 12 (the last 20 minutes of your child's first rehearsal). To enroll, add this course to the shopping cart, and proceed to register with your CHILD'S NAME and date of birth. Either before or after enrolling and paying for the course here, it is also necessary to fill out the online form at http://www.nmcchildrenschoir.com/registration

  • Seats available: Approximately 46. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 231991947
Lyric Choir (Grades 4-5) — 2017-09-12 thru 2018-05-01$285 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6:30-7:30 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 105, Director is Stephanie Schall-Brazee. Lyric (a musical term meaning 'having a pleasing or melodious sound') Primarily 4-5 graders - audition required. Comprised of children who audition, along with singers who have been promoted from Bel Canto Choir. Singers rehearse Tuesday evenings and monthly Saturday afternoon rehearsals. Lyric performs in NMCCC’s Holiday, Winter and Spring Concerts, and, as opportunities present, at community events. Mandatory parent meeting is Tues., Sept. 12 (the last 20 minutes of your child's first rehearsal). To enroll, add this course to the shopping cart, and proceed to register with your CHILD'S NAME and date of birth. Either before or after enrolling and paying for the course here, it is also necessary to fill out the online form at http://www.nmcchildrenschoir.com/registration

  • Seats available: Approximately 46. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 231776895
Ragazzo Choir (Grades 5-6) — 2017-09-12 thru 2018-05-01$305 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 5:30-6:30 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 115, Director is Todd Vipond. Ragazzo (rah-gaht-soh - Italian for 'youth') Primarily 5-6 graders - audition required. Comprised of children who audition directly into the ensemble with more advanced musical abilities, along with singers who have been promoted from Lyric Choir. Singers rehearse Tuesday evenings as well as monthly Saturday afternoon rehearsals. Ragazzo performs in the NMCCC Holiday, Winter, Spring Concerts, and, as opportunities present, at community events. Mandatory parent meeting is Tues., Sept. 12 (the last 20 minutes of first rehearsal). To enroll, add this course to the shopping cart, and proceed to register with your CHILD'S NAME and date of birth. Either before or after enrolling for the course here, it is also necessary to fill out the online form at http://www.nmcchildrenschoir.com/registration

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 232413835
Cantus Choir (Grades 7-9) — 2017-09-12 thru 2018-05-01$325 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6:40-8 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 115, Director is Russ Larimer. Cantus (kahn-toos Latin for 'choir') Primarily 7-9 graders-audition required. NMCCC's most advanced ensemble. Singers rehearse Tues evenings and monthly Sat afternoons. Cantus performs in the NMCCC Holiday, Winter, Spring Concerts, at community events, and, as opportunities present, with guest artists and organizations such as Traverse Symphony Orchestra. Cantus tours each spring, offering unique performance and cultural opportunities. Mandatory parent meeting is Tues., Sept. 12 (the last 20 minutes of first rehearsal). To enroll, add this course to the shopping cart, and register with your CHILD'S NAME and date of birth. Either before or after enrolling and paying for the course here, it is also necessary to fill out the online form at http://www.nmcchildrenschoir.com/registration

  • Seats available: Approximately 45. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 232439290
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