Children’s Choir

Sing, play, dance, learn.

Mission

“To offer excellent instruction in choral music inspired by the Kodály Concept of Music Education and the choral standards of the American Choral Directors Association; and to provide outstanding performance opportunities, including performances with the music ensembles of Silver Lake College of the Holy Family."

Silver Lake Children’s Choir

In keeping with the tradition of excellence found in Silver Lake College’s Lovenotes™ and Music for Tots™ programs, Silver Lake College is now expanding its music education offerings to children in grades 1-9 with the formation of the Silver Lake Children’s Choir, under the direction of Carol Storck, Music Director; and Damon Carlson, Artistic Director.

The choir curriculum builds on the early childhood music curriculum established by internationally recognized specialist in the Kodály Approach to music education, Sister Lorna Zemke, DMA.  Sister Lorna’s work has been based on the belief that early childhood music education is an essential foundation necessary for musical and human development.

The Silver Lake Children’s Choir offers creative, age-appropriate choral music instruction to children in grades 1-9. Choir activities will focus on singers' vocal range, tone quality, music literacy skills, and performance skills.

Movement will also be stressed in rehearsal through the use of Eurhythmics, dance, and singing games.  Repertoire consists of folk songs, multicultural music, songs in foreign languages, and works by major composers. The singers will have outstanding performance opportunities, including performances with the choirs of Silver Lake College of the Holy Family.

Staff

Damon J. Carlson, Artistic Director, has been a member of the music faculty at Silver Lake College since 2008, and has been Chair of the Fine Arts Department since 2010. Mr. Carlson holds a Master’s Degree from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago and received a Bachelor’s Degree from Monmouth College in Illinois. Prior to joining Silver Lake College, Mr. Carlson taught middle school and high school choral music in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. In addition to his teaching and conducting duties at Silver Lake, Mr. Carlson maintains a private voice studio and enjoys a special interest in choral arranging.

 

 

Carol Storck, Music Director, holds a Master of Music degree with Kodály emphasis from Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, and a Bachelor of Music degree in choral and general music education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She was the Artistic Director of the Milwaukee Children’s Choir from 2009-2011 where she was responsible for MCC's overall artistic leadership, and she also directed MCC's Jubilate, MCC’s most elite treble choir.  In addition, Ms. Storck taught music to children of all ages in the Milwaukee area over the last 17 years. In 2010, Ms. Storck was honored with the Civic Music Association Award for Excellence in Youth Music Instruction.

Membership

Any child in grades 1-9 with an interest in singing can enroll. No audition is required.  See below for information about enrolling.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals are held on Sunday evenings at Silver Lake College. Students will rehearse on Sundays 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Please download our complete and regularly updated schedule below.

Performances

The choir will perform independently, as well as with the choirs at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family.

Tuition

Tuition for the Silver Lake Children's Choir is $125 and includes all rehearsals, concerts with the Silver Lake College choral ensembles, and all music and materials for the year.

Tuition will be due at the first rehearsal.  Payment plans may be made on individual basis.  Payment by credit card is available.  Checks should be made out to Silver Lake College. 

How to Enroll

You may enroll by filling out our online registration form below.  This form will collect basic information about the singer and their parent or guardian. You may indicate your request for scholarship on the registration form. 

You will want to print this document for reference.  It contains the rehearsal, concert, and tuition payment schedule.

For more information:

Damon Carlson
Artistic Director
Phone: 920-686-6184
Email: Damon.Carlson@sl.edu

Carol Storck,
Music Director
Phone: 262-707-5095
Email: cstorck@wi.rr.com