SUSQUEHANNA CHILDREN'S CHORALE

Founded in 1992, the 60-voice 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 Mechanicsburg. Auditions for the 2022/23 season will be held May 24, May 31 and June 04.

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SUSQUEHANNA YOUNG

WOMEN'S CHORALE

Founded in 2007, the Susquehanna Young Women’s Chorale, conducted by Mitchell Sensenig, provides a focused rehearsal and performing opportunity for young female singers in grades nine through the first year of college.

Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from late August to November in Mechanicsburg. Auditions for the 2022/23 season will be held May 24, May 31 and June 04.

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SUSQUEHANNA 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.

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SUSQUEHANNA YOUTH CHORALE

Founded in 1988 by Linda L. Tedford, the 60-voice Susquehanna Youth Chorale, conducted by Dru 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 Mechanicsburg. Auditions for the 2022/23 season will be held May 24, May 31 and June 04.

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EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH

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 Young Women's 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.

Internship

The program sponsors a conducting internship each season with one of the choirs for college juniors and seniors in the local area. Interns are chosen based on application and recommendations from their college music directors.

CHILDREN/YOUTH CHORALE AUDITIONS
Auditions for the 2022 season will be held May 24, May 31, and June 4
at Silver Spring Presbyterian Church in Mechanicsburg, PA.
Click here for more information about Youth/Young Women's Auditions
Click here for more information about Children's Auditions