Schaumburg Youth Choir
Tim Koll, Director, Kammerchor
Ann Espel, Director, Cantabile
Erin Kozakis, Director, Prelude
What we are....
The SYC (Schaumburg Youth Choir) is a recreational and educational outlet for talented singers, open to elementary students in grades 3 and up, junior high, high school and college students.
What it's all about...
As a member of the SYC, you'll meet once weekly at the Prairie Center for the Arts to rehearse choral repertoire. The three ensembles present concerts at the Prairie Center and for the community throughout the area. They have performed for the Chicago Bulls, Schaumburg Boomers, the Harlem Globetrotters, and at Chicago's Symphony Center for the Schaumburg Youth Orchestra's 25th Anniversary Gala Concert.
Why should you join?
First off, you'll receive top-notch training in sight-reading, diction, vocal production, and musicianship. This new skill set will help provide you with the groundwork needed to perform as a choral and solo singer. Plus, you'll be able to apply your talents in performances at the Prairie Center and at special engagements around town. Finally, you'll meet other students that share a love of singing.
Now Three Performing Ensembles
the SYC is comprised of three separate performing ensembles:
Prelude – Open to all students in grades 3 and up, this choir trains our youngest singers. Focus
is on singing technique, beginning sight-singing skills (solfege and rhythm training), unison and
beginning two-part singing, and developing a life-long joy and love of singing. Tuition for the 2018-
19 season is $200 (tuition includes a $25 contribution to the Prairie Center Arts Foundation). The
Prelude ensemble rehearses Sundays, 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm.
Cantabile – Open to students in grades 6 through high school that demonstrate strong vocal
technique and independent beginning sight-singing skills. Students learn more challenging sightsinging
skills (solfege and rhythm), vocal technique, and perform unison, 2-part, and 3-part choral
repertoire. Tuition for the 2018-19 season is $200 (tuition includes a $25 contribution to the Prairie
Center Arts Foundation). Cantabile rehearses Mondays, 7 pm – 8:30 pm.
Kammerchor – Open to high school and college students that demonstrate mature, experienced
vocal technique and strong sight-singing skills. Students perform a wide variety of more challenging
repertoire, ranging from unison to 8-part harmony. Students are instructed in vocal technique, music
theory, and ensemble performance skills. Tuition for the 2018-19 season is $225 (tuition includes a
$25 contribution to the Prairie Center Arts Foundation). Kammerchor rehearses Sundays, 7 pm – 9
pm. Here's why you should audition for Kammerchor!
The SYC perform for the Chicago Bulls
Listen to the SYC in Concert...