Greater Seattle Choral Consortium News

The latest news and announcements from the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium.

Announcing our 2017 Youth Choral Education Fund Winners!

The Greater Seattle Choral Consortium is pleased to be supporting two programs through the Youth Choral Education Fund:

Shorewood Elementary School

Choir at Shorewood Elementary has grown from 22 students in 2015 to approximately 90 students in grades 2 through 6 that meet once a week for 30 minutes before school (8:15 AM every Thursday morning). GSCC is supporting the choir program with funds to hire transportation for the students, purchase music, and hire an accompanist.

From the application: The students at Shorewood Elementary School rarely have the opportunity to travel beyond their community. Choir gives students the chance to move beyond their immediate needs and to share the joy of singing in a successful group. When Root-TV aired the Choir’s performance of the national anthem, the entire community was abuzz. The students (and community) simply glowed with pride. This is why enrollment in Choir continues to climb.

Middle School Choir Camp at Roosevelt High School

GSCC's funds will be used to hire a professional accompanist for the duration of the camp.

From the application: The two-week camp runs from 9-12am during the first two weeks of July. It provides students with an intensive choral experience. One of the primary goals is being able to read a choral score; for many of them, this is their first experience with printed sheet music. The camp is full of plenty of activities that promote music reading, using solfege as a base.

Students come to Middle School Choir Camp from many different middle schools across Seattle. I hope that in experiencing camp, they head to their middle schools or high schools with a newfound love or continued enthusiasm in their school programs.

Announcing the 2017 Greater Seattle Choral Consortium Youth Choral Education Fund

Supporting quality choral experiences for children and youth

Three awards (up to $750 each) are available, to be used during 2018.

Preference will be given to choral directors, teachers, and youth leaders who:

Choral directors, teachers, and youth leaders, please submit the following 5 items by Sunday, October 1, 2017:

In December of 2018, award recipients will submit: a written summary of how the award funds were spent; a printed concert program (if used); and a photo or short recording (audio/video) of the choir(s) who benefited from the award funds.

All materials are due by Sunday, October 1, 2017 by email to Greater Seattle Choral Consortium YCEF committee, ycef@seattlesings.org. Please email the committee with questions or for more information.

GSCC Youth Choral Education Fund award recipients will be notified on November 1, 2017, and the monies will be awarded in December 2017. The GSCC Youth Choral Education awards are made possible, in part, by the member choirs of the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium.

Announcing our 2016–2017 Youth Choral Education Fund Winners

The Greater Seattle Choral Consortium is happy to announce the recipients of the 2016–2017 Youth Choral Education Fund.

The GSCC board is thrilled to infuse these worthy programs with funds to enhance their students’ experience of choir.