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We are delighted you are interested in joining the Cantiamo Choirs of Ottawa. We will be accepting new choristers for our 2017–2018 season. Acceptance into the Cantiamo Choirs of Ottawa is by invitation, referral or vocal assessment and interview. The level into which a potential chorister is accepted is based on age/maturity, vocal development and musical experience.

Training Level Divisions

Cantiamo Girls Choir: Auditioned, Girls Only

Experience required, ages 14–20
Rehearsals* are held Monday evenings from 6:30pm–8:30pm
2 hours per week, plus extra workshops

  • Mentorship training and experience
  • Educational outreach, teacher workshops, commissions, recording support, NKVU, community engagements
  • Travel: weekend trips, possible bigger trips pending membership support

Cantiamo Girls Apprentice Choir: Auditioned, Girls Only

Some experience required (Training Choir or other), ages 11–14
Rehearsals* are held Monday evenings from 5:45m–7:00pm
1.5 hours per week, occasional extra workshops

  • Training for girls to move to Cantiamo Girls Choir (CGC)
  • Educational outreach, teacher workshop, commissions
  • Mentorship training and experience
  • Travel: possible short weekend trips

Cantiamo Training Choir: Girls and Boys

No experience required, ages 7–11
Rehearsals* are held Monday evenings from 5:45pm–6:30pm
45 mins per week—possible workshop each term

  • Training for girls to move to CGC Apprentice Choir
  • Participation in educational engagement, commissions

*Rehearsals are held September–June at Trinity United Church, 1099 Maitland Ave, Ottawa.

Audition Procedures

For the Cantiamo Girls Choir and the Cantiamo Apprentice choir only.

Potential choristers are invited to join us for a regular rehearsal. The potential chorister will be assigned a mentor with whom they will share music and they will participate fully in the rehearsal. Following the rehearsal, the director will meet with the potential chorister, take time to listen to her voice on its own to assess vocal production, quality and range and a short sight reading level assessment will be completed.

To set up an audition, please contact us at info@cantiamo.ca.

Tuition

Cantiamo Choirs of Ottawa charges an annual tuition for its program. Payment may be made in full at the beginning of the year or divided into two equal payments. New chorister rates for the 2017–2018 season are as follows:

Cantiamo Girls Choir

Chorister Fees

$680 for the year due by Sept. 18, 2017 (includes $10 social fee & $80 Y-camp fee)
If required, 2 cheques can be submitted – $340.00 for Sept. 18, 2017 and $340.00 post-dated Dec. 1, 2017

Formal Uniform

All choristers must have a formal uniform. The fee for a uniform is $180.  This includes an $80 dress-making fee, an $80 refundable deposit, and a $20 dry-cleaning fee.  

Apprentice Choir

Chorister Fees

$520 for the year due by Sept. 18, 2016 (includes $10 social fee & $40 Y-camp fee)
If required, 2 cheques can be submitted – $260.00 for Sept. 18, 2017 and $260.00 post-dated Dec. 1, 2017

Formal Uniform

All choristers must have a formal uniform. The fee for a uniform is $180.  This includes an $80 dress-making fee, an $80 refundable deposit, and a $20 dry-cleaning fee.  

Training Choir

Chorister Fees

$350 for the year due by Sept. 18, 2017.
If required, 2 cheques can be submitted – $175.00 for Sept. 18, 2017 and $175.00 post-dated Dec. 1, 2017

Training Choir Uniform for All Concerts

All choristers must have a Cantiamo t-shirt.  If your chorister needs a t-shirt it can be purchased for an additional $10 in September at registration. The full training choir uniforms are listed below:

Girls:  Navy Choir T-shirt, a black or navy skirt/pants, solid black or navy tights/socks and black dress shoes  

Boys:  Navy Choir T-shirt, black or navy pants, black or navy socks and black shoes

(No logos, prints, stripes, necklaces, hair bows, or colored hair clips) A uniform look makes the most professional impression and hair off of children’s faces so we can see their bright shiny eyes and smiles is best.