ABOUT & HISTORY
Since its inception in 1964, Kantorei’s mission has been to represent the finest tradition of youth choirs by offering an outstanding musical and cultural education while providing many opportunities for personal growth. Kantorei is committed to help build character in each choir member by instilling a sense of responsibility, self-discipline, and dedication towards a common goal.
No prior training is necessary to join Kantorei. Kantorei is open to any student ages 6-18. Kantorei's audition process places students in one of three choirs based on age, musical experience, and vocal ability. The goal is to place the student where he/she will be challenged and taught the needed skills to grow his/her personal musicianship.
Once accepted, a student will begin his/her training for Performing Choir. Kantorei offers training for all skill levels in pitch, rhythm, harmony, phraseology, and working in an ensemble. Emphasis on memorization fosters self-directed learning. In as soon as 1 year and no more than 2, the student will be graduated from his/her training choir into Performing Choir, receiving public recognition for his/her achievement.
Equipped with musical versatility, the student will take his/her skill to the world of public performance, singing in a wide range of settings ranging from school visits and workshops to outdoor community events and concerts to touring domestically and internationally. Ultimately, the Kantorei experience will remain a part of the student's identity for the rest of his/her life.