Boulder Children’s Chorale

Shauna Keene, Artistic Director

Thank you for your interest in the Boulder Children’s Chorale! Our organization consists of four ensembles for students from kindergarten through eighth grade. We focus on helping expose children to diverse, quality choral repertoire while building their abilities as musicians and a love for singing!

Since our inaugural season in 2009, Boulder Children’s Chorale has frequently collaborated with professional musicians and ensembles including CU Opera and the Boulder Philharmonic, and regularly appears in The Nutcracker at Macky Auditorium. We have performed throughout Boulder and the Denver Metro area and have toured to several Children’s Choir Festivals in the United States. With a heavy emphasis on music education and building children’s individual talents, the BCC choirs help singers of all ages and abilities thrive!

For more information on Boulder Children’s Chorale, please contact Julie Hale, Boulder Chorale Operations Manager, at julie@boulderchorale.org


Piccolini – Directed by Shauna Keene

Non-auditioned, entry level choir for kindergarten and first graders.
In Piccolini, singers learn the basics of healthy singing and singing in a choir. This choir sings in unison and performs at each of our BCC concerts, the Holiday Gala, and one or more community outreach event throughout the season.  They rehearse Thursdays from 4:15-5 PM at Atonement Lutheran Church. Tuition for this ensemble is $400 for the full season, paid in two semester payments of $200.

Prima Voce – Directed by Larisa Dreger

Non-auditioned, entry level choir for students in second and third grades.
In this ensemble, singers continue to work on vocal development, through more challenging repertoire and vocal exercises. In Prima Voce, students receive instruction in basic music theory, learning to read music from choral scores, and sing in two- and three-part harmony. This choir performs at all BCC concerts, the Holiday Gala, and one or more community outreach events each year. They rehearse Thursdays from 5:15-6 PM at Atonement Lutheran Church. Tuition for this ensemble is $400 for the full season, paid in two semester payments of $200.

Volante – Directed by Nathan Wubbena

Non-auditioned, entry level choir for students beginning in the 4th & 5th grades and for middle school students not quite ready for Bel Canto.
In Volante, more emphasis is placed on helping singers learn to sing in harmony and read traditional musical notation. This choir performs at all BCC concerts, the Holiday Gala, and one or more community outreach events each year.  They rehearse Thursdays from 5-6 PM at Atonement Lutheran Church. Tuition for this ensemble is $420 for the full season, paid in two semester payments of $210.

Bel Canto – Directed by Megan Lawless

Our top ensemble for middle school students (grades 6-8) by audition only.
In this ensembles, singers perform in 2, 3 and 4 part harmony while working to develop strong musicianship and music theory skills. Bel Canto performs at all BCC concerts, the Holiday Gala and several community outreach events each season. They are also often featured in performances by the Boulder Chorale’s adult ensembles. Bel Canto rehearses Thursdays from 4:30-6 PM at Atonement Lutheran Church. Tuition for this ensemble is $500 for the full season, paid in two semester payments of $250.


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