San Francisco Girls Chorus School
The Chorus School offers a program of unparalleled excellence, designed to take young girls from their first introduction to the art of choral singing through a full course of choral, vocal, and theoretical instruction. This comprehensive music education includes the study and development of choral artistry, vocal technique, music theory, music history, and performing style. The discipline, teamwork, and concentration young girls learn in the Chorus School rehearsals and performances instills in them the values necessary for high achievement in music and in life.
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The San Francisco Girl’s Chorus School is made up of four levels, Levels I-IV, which choristers move through as they develop musically. Choristers spend one, two or three years in each Level. The carefully structured training stages are designed specifically to increase technical skills, stamina and discipline in accordance with each chorister’s age and physical development. Graduation from Level IV qualifies the singers to audition for the Girls Chorus’ acclaimed 45-voice concert and touring ensemble.
With programs located in San Francisco and North Berkeley, the school attracts nearly 300 singers (in addition to the young women who participate in the premiere performance ensemble) from 160 schools in 44 Bay Area cities and towns each year. 40% percent of the singers are East Bay residents and 43% non-Caucausian.
Successful completion of the Chorus School Training Program provides the singers with a beginning college-level knowledge of choral repertoire, vocal technique, and music theory.