Choral music education at Canterbury School helps students find and share their voice, whether they're on the stage, in the classroom or exploring the world.
Through participation in the choral program, students learn techniques of exceptional singing, music literacy, teamwork and confidence. And, we offer performance opportunities that foster personal creativity, expression and social development.
Students in Grades 2 – 4 are invited to become members of the Canterbury Children’s Choir. Students practice on Wednesday mornings before Chapel and perform throughout the year at all-school Chapels, Convocations, the Spring Luncheon and "A Canterbury Christmas" at Trinity Episcopal Church, as well as at outside organizations upon request. Participation in the Canterbury Children's Choir is in addition to music classes that every Lower School student takes during the school day.
Middle School students take a choir course in Grade 5 and are welcome to join the Middle School Choir in Grades 6 – 8. They're also invited to participate in the Circle the State with Song workshop and choir, and to compete in Indiana State School Musical Association (ISSMA) competitions as soloists or ensembles.
At the High School level, students may join the Concert Choir, which is an elective course. The Concert Choir performs choral music from a variety of styles and time periods, and sight singing and the development of vocal skills and techniques are stressed.
Students also may audition for the Chamber Choir, which is an co-curricular group of 15 students who perform college-level music at school and in the community.