Schola Cantorum

SCHOLA CANTORUM – Singing School (preK through high school)

In all levels of music, we seek to train up and equip the students to worship the Triune God with joyful and thankful hearts.  The goal is musical literacy so that we may worship skillfully, in the language of worship that God has given us.

The curriculum for our students is designed to prepare children to become musical in three ways:

  • “Tune-ful" – have songs in their heads and learn to coordinate their voices to sing those tunes
  • “Beat-ful" – feel the pulse of the music and how that pulse is organized.
  • “Art-ful" – respond appropriately to the music–emotionally, physically and spiritually.

 

All Schola Cantorum classes meet on Wednesday afternoons.

First Semester: Sept. 6 – Dec. 6, 2017 (no class on Oct. 4 & 11;  Nov. 22).

Second Semester: Jan. 17 – May 2, 2018 (no class on March 7 & 14)

TUITION  FEE : $100 (covers both semesters)

 

4 Year Olds

  • Time: 2:30-3:30
  • NEW Location: 1912 Center, 412 East 3rd St., Moscow, Idaho
  • Description: We will begin to build a repertoire of tunes in the children’s heads and learn to coordinate their voices to sing those tunes. Students will begin to feel the pulse of music, and also begin to respond to music physically, emotionally and even spiritually.
  • For this class, parents are encouraged, though not required, to be present (we certainly understand if you need to pick up your children from school).
  • Instructor: Sandy Belschner

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5 Year Olds

  • Time: 2:30-3:30
  • NEW Location: 1912 Center, 412 East 3rd St., Moscow, Idaho
  • Description: The goal for these children will be to build their repertoire of songs and singing games from which concepts can begin to be drawn. They will also frequently play with the concepts of fast and slow, and high and low–the foundation for rhythm and melody.
  • Instructor: TBD

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1st Graders

  • Time: 3:40-4:40
  • NEW Location: 1912 Center, 412 East 3rd St., Moscow, Idaho
  • Description: The goal for these children will be to review what they learned in Kindergarten and add to their repertoire of songs and singing games from which concepts can begin to be drawn. In this grade, the students will begin learning rhythm syllables, solfége, and hand signs.
  • Instructor: Sandy Belschner

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2nd Graders

  • Time: 3:40-4:40
  • NEW Location: 1912 Center, 412 East 3rd St., Moscow, Idaho
  • Description: The goal for these children will be to review the objectives from previous grades and add to their repertoire. In this grade, the students will focus on staff notation and completing the pentatonic scale.
  • Instructors: Kara Grammar

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3rd & 4th Graders

  • Time: 3:45-5:30 (note: ending time has extended 15 minutes)
  • Location: Trinity Reformed Church, E. Palouse River Dr, Moscow, ID 83843
  • Description: The goal for these children will be to add to their rhythmic and melodic skills, build repertoire, and develop their maturing singing voices. In this grade, the students will extend the pentatonic scale, and incorporate ‘fa’ into the scale, their first non-pentatonic pitch.
  • Instructor: Allie Erber

PLEASE NOTE – The last part of class-time (50 minutes) will be devoted to preparing choral music to be sung during the worship service at either Christ Church or Trinity Reformed Church. Students who are not members of these churches are encouraged, but not required to stay. Students whose families attend TRC will be with Sara Appel. Students whose families attend Christ Church (or another church) will remain with Dr. Erb.

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5th Grade and up: The Chenaniah Choir

  • Time: 3:45-5:30 (note: ending time has extended 15 minutes)
  • Location: Trinity Reformed Church, E. Palouse River Dr, Moscow, ID 83843
  • Description: Students will continue to build on their previous musical knowledge with a view towards becoming fully “musically literate,” that is, able to read and sing music at sight. Choral singing will be emphasized and there will be several public concerts.
  • Instructor: Dr. David Erb

PLEASE NOTE – The last part of class-time (50 minutes) will be devoted to preparing choral music to be sung during the worship service at either Christ Church or Trinity Reformed Church. Students who are not members of these churches are encouraged, but not required to stay. Students whose families attend TRC will be with Sara Appel. Students whose families attend Christ Church or another church will remain with Dr. Erb.

NOTE FOR NEW STUDENTS – Older students who are new to Schola will be evaluated by Dr. Erb to see if they are ready for this level. It’s possible that he will recommend beginning with Mrs. Erber’s choir (one level below). Of course, this is is on a case-by-case basis. Please go ahead and register for this level.  Adjustments can be made later.

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