Programs

Little Music Makers is the best place for your budding musician! 

Classes are split into two sections by age.  Our Wrens program is for preschool children ages 3-5 years old.  Our Mockingbirds program is for school-aged children 5-8,.  Typically these are children in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade. Your child will learn to work together to make a joyful noise! In class we play instruments, dance, learn rhythm patterns, copy notes and songs we hear, and work together. This is an immersion program designed to naturally refine your child’s innate musical abilities so your child never realizes he/she ever learned how to breathe properly, produce a healthy sound, or pat the steady beat. Children graduate from the top tier of Little Music Makers into the next level, Training Chorus.

The upper level of Little Music Makers, the Mockingbirds, perform a concert at the end of each semester.

 

FAQ:

  • All Tuesday Little Music Makers (LMM) classes are taught at Trinity Chapel, 10 West Chuch Street in downtown Frederick, located next to the Orchard Restaurant and diagonally from Tasting Room.
  • Wrens must be 3 years old before the first class. This is a drop-in option class, so as soon as a child turns three, he/she is eligible to join us. Younger siblings are welcome to attend and encouraged to participate in this class, but there is no charge for their participation. We want their introduction to music class to be a positive one. Sitting still is for the sloths! We’d rather the children danced, played, patted the beat, and participated as much as they want to!
  • Wrens classes begin with check-in and free play at 5:00 so children can get comfortable.  Class instruction begins at 5:15 and runs until 6:00.
  • Wrens sessions run on a 6-week period. The first of the 6-week classes is always Free. The other 5 classes are $50 for all of them, or drop-in on any week for $12. Scholarship or financial assistance is available.
  • Mockingbirds must be enrolled in Kindergarten to be eligible, and they graduate to Training Chorus when they move up to 3rd grade.
  • Mockingbirds classes begin promptly at 5:00pm and run until 6:00pm.
  • Mockingbirds sessions run for 13 weeks, but you only pay for 12. A snow/weather day is built into each semester. If it doesn’t snow, that extra class is free. The fee for this section is $200/semester, or $350 for a full year. Scholarship or financial assistance is available.

 

Upcoming:

 

Wrens:​
Drop-in on any Tuesday through May 15th for just $12!  Classes are held at Trinity Chapel, 10 West Church Street in downtown Frederick.  Class begins promptly at 5:15 and runs until 6:00pm.

Mockingbirds:
Registration is closed for spring
Spring Session runs Jan 23 – April 17, 2018
Concerts: April 17th, 5:30pm at ERUCC Sanctuary & May 12th, 7:30pm with full chorus​ at TJHS

 

Mockingbirds Summer Camp!!  Visit our Camps page for more information.

 

Open to children in 3rd through 6th grades, this is the first preparatory level of The Frederick Children’s Chorus to incorporate a musicianship class as part of membership. Children in this tier are learning beginning rhythm and note patterns and what they look like on paper, how to read them and how to write them. We practice a variety of music in many languages, with many texts, from many cultures and many periods in history. We discuss the significance of certain pieces, why a composer used a specific text or why a piece was written to help influence a movement at the time. We also talk about performance etiquette, responsibility, home practice, time management, and commitment.

FAQ:

  • Training Chorus is a full-year program, beginning in late August and ending in late May. Tuition is $575 for the year, payable in full or on a payment plan, and includes a week of summer camp the summer PRIOR to that enrollment. For instance, if you sign up for 2018-2019 chorus, your 2018 summer camp is included. Scholarship or financial assistance is available.
  • Training Chorus members must be in at least 3rd grade, and can be as old as 8th grade.
  • Children graduate from Training Chorus to Concert Chorus when the staff is confident that the child is ready. This means that a child’s membership in Training Chorus lasts anywhere from 1-4 years. We are committed to setting our singers up for success. If your singer isn’t ready for the rigor or difficulty of Concert Chorus, we will advise that they continue their membership in Training Chorus until they are ready to move up.
  • Portions of Training Chorus wardrobe is included in your tuition. Some will have to be purchased by you (i.e. pants and shirt for boys, tights for girls). Scholarship or financial assistance is available.
Open to Children who have graduated from Training Chorus, or in rare cases, to older children who come to us already having experience with an instrument or vocal ensemble, Concert Chorus is our highest treble tier, and performs the most difficult treble music of any of the chorus groups. Concert Chorus Members are often invited to perform at special concerts and events, and serve as ambassadors to the community, renowned for their expertise in musicality and artistry, as well as commitment to discipline and professionalism. Children in this group range in age from grades 4 through 9.

FAQ:

  • Concert Chorus is a full-year program, beginning in late August and ending in late May. Tuition is $575 for the year, payable in full or on a payment plan, and includes a week of summer camp the summer PRIOR to that enrollment. For instance, if you sign up for 2018-2019 chorus, your 2018 summer camp is included. Scholarship or financial assistance is available.
  • Training Chorus members must be in at least 4rd grade, and can be as old as 9th grade.
  • Children are eligible to graduate from Concert Chorus to Chamber Singers when they enter 9th grade, and when the staff is confident that the child is ready. We are committed to setting our singers up for success. If your singer isn’t ready for the rigor or difficulty of Chamber Singers, we will advise that they continue their membership in Concert Chorus until they are ready to move up.
  • Concert Chorus wardrobe is an additional cost to the participant. Scholarship or financial assistance is available.
The Frederick Chamber Singers is the highest and most advanced tier in The Frederick Children’s Chorus. Children in this group have demonstrated mastery of advanced musicianship and vocal skills, can practice without assistance, learn complex and advanced music, perform at run-out concerts with minimal prep time, and represent our most mature students. Singers in Chamber Singers are often invited to sing at high visibility locations and perform highly difficult music.

FAQ:

  • Chamber Singers is a full-year program, beginning in late August and ending in late May. Tuition is $475 for the year, payable in full or on a payment plan. Scholarship or financial assistance is available.
  • Chamber Singers members must be in at least 9rd grade (with the exception of boys whose voices have begun to change), and can be as old as 12th grade.
  • Chamber Singers wardrobe is an additional cost to the participant. Scholarship or financial assistance is available.

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