Silver Lake Children’s Choir

Sing, play, dance, learn.

Mission

The mission of the Silver Lake Children’s Choir is “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 Conservatory recitals.” In keeping with the tradition of excellence found in Silver Lake College’s Lovenotes™ and Music for Tots™ programs, the Children’s Choir provides music education offerings to children in grades 1-12 under the supervision of Carol Storck, Artistic Director.

Curriculum

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 is based on the belief that early childhood music education is an essential foundation necessary for musical and human development. The Children’s Choir offers creative, age-appropriate choral music instruction to children in grades 1-12. Choir activities focus on singer’s vocal range, tone quality, music literacy skills, and performance skills. Movement is 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.

Staff

 

Carol Storck, Artistic Director,
Bachelor of Music, Choral Music and Music Ed. PreK-12
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Master of Music
Kodály Education
Silver Lake College, Manitowoc

In 2012 the Silver Lake Children’s Choir was co-founded by Damon Carlson, Artistic Director, and Carol Storck, Director. In 2014, Ms. Storck assumed the role of Artistic Director. In addition to her work with the children’s choir, Ms. Storck is also Coordinator of the Music for Tots™ program for the Holy Family Conservatory of Music in Manitowoc, and Director of the Saint Francis Borgia Youth Choir in Cedarburg. She has taught early childhood and K-8 choral and general music for several years, and she was the Artistic Director of the Milwaukee Children’s Choir from 2009-2011. In 2010, she was honored with the Civic Music Association Award for Excellence in Youth Music Instruction in Milwaukee, and in 2013 she was recognized with the award for Excellence in the Fine Arts at Silver Lake College.

Membership

Any child in grades 1-12 with an interest in singing can enroll. No audition is required.  See below for information about enrolling.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance, 2406 S. Alverno Rd., Manitowoc, WI.

Tuition & Payment

Cost of tuition for the school year is $200 per student. Tuition may be paid in full at the first rehearsal (Sept. 25, 2014), or in two installments of $100 (second installment collected Nov. 6th, 2014). Register and mail your full payment before August 15th, 2014 and receive a discount of $25 off per singer!

 

How to Enroll

Parents interested in enrolling their very young children in the Children's Choir may register by using the electronic form below. If you would like more information about the program, please contact Carol Storck of Holy Family Conservatory of Music at cstorck@wi.rr.com or 262-707-5095.

For more information:

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