Maria Isaak, director
“At CCMS our children are learning the invaluable life lessons of truly listening to one another, harmonizing with each other, seriously practicing, and erupting in joy and play that only happy children can do. Each time our children sing they raise a sound that petitions peace, pursues friendship, and teaches all of us tolerance, understanding, and kindness.”- Parent of a participant in the Purple Finches Youth Chorus
The Purple Finches Youth Chorus has three sections: the Fledglings, the Fliers, and the Finches. All teach musical literacy through regular rhythm, solfege and ear-training, based on Kodaly methods. The choruses perform frequently.
Development of the child's natural voice and a good singing range through rounds, partner songs, folk songs, composed songs and other high-quality repertoire
Widening the vocal range and developing further harmonic and rhythmic security through work with songs in two-and three-part harmony.
Open by audition to students with choral experience who are ready to learn more about vocal technique and choral singing. This chorus focuses on intonation, breathing, proper vocal production, and diction skills. Performances of a wide variety of repertoire develop musical maturity and vocal confidence.