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Youth Choirs
EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAM

The Educational Outreach Program (EOP) of the Susquehanna Chorale offers an opportunity for young singers to experience a high level of choral instruction and performance. There are four youth choral programs offered:

  • the Susquehanna Children's Chorale (by audition)

  • the Susquehanna Youth Chorale (by audition)

  • the Susquehanna Alta Voce Chorale (by audition)

  • the Susquehanna Preparatory Choir (open to any child in third or fourth grade)

Although the organizations are based in the Harrisburg area, membership is drawn from throughout south-central Pennsylvania. Scroll down for more information about each group.

Season

The season for the auditioned groups begins in August and culminates with the Youth Choral Festival in November. Students who participate bring their enhanced skills back to their school choirs and many continue to sing through college and beyond. These ensembles also provide an outlet for singers who may be home-schooled or would not otherwise have an opportunity to experience choral singing with their peers.

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CHILDREN'S CHORALE

Founded in 1992, the Susquehanna Children’s Chorale, conducted by Judith A. Shepler, provides a focused rehearsal and performing opportunity for young singers in grades four through eight.

Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from late August to November in Camp HIll. Auditions for the 2024 season will be held May 21, May 28 and June 1.

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SUSQUEHANNA YOUTH CHORALE

Founded in 1988 by Linda L. Tedford, the Susquehanna Youth Chorale, conducted by Dru A. Deitch, provides a focused rehearsal and performing opportunity for singers in grades nine through the first year of college.

 

Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from late August to November in Camp Hill. Auditions for the 2024 season will be held May 21, May 28 and June 1.

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ALTA VOCE
 CHORALE

Founded in 2007, the Susquehanna Alta Voce Chorale (formerly Young Women's Chorale), conducted by Mitchell C. Sensenig-Wilshire, provides a focused rehearsal and performing opportunity for soprano and alto singers in grades nine through the first year

of college.

Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from late August to November in Camp Hill. Auditions for the 2024 season will be held May 21, May 28 and June 1.

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PREPARATORY CHOIR

The Susquehanna Preparatory Choir, conducted by Judith A. Shepler, joined the Educational Outreach family of choirs in the spring of 2008. This beginning choral experience, offered for students in third and fourth grades, provides a comfortable and joyful way to develop the singing voice and prepare students to participate in more advanced ensembles. The Prep Choir season begins in January with rehearsals in Hershey.

Youth Auditions

AUDITIONS




 

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