Tuesday, January 14, 2014

In Answer to Your Questions about the Choral Fest

I had several questions asked today about the Choral Fest so I thought I would answer them via email just in case some others of you may be wondering the same thing.  If you have any further questions about the Choral Fest, please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks.

Does my child HAVE to participate in the Choral Experience portion of the Choral Fest?

No, COHC members do not HAVE to participate in the Choral Experience (the large group experience...think Circle the State with Song or All-State-like experience for those familiar with that setting).  However, it is strongly encouraged because it is going to be a very unique and special opportunity.  Again this opportunity is open to all Principio, Illuminati, and Bella Voce students.

How much does it cost for my student to participate in the Choral Experience portion of the Choral Fest?

The cost for the Choral Experience portion of the Choral Fest is $55 for all current COHC students.  The cost for non-COHC students i $65.  Current COHC students may register here and non-members may register here.

Does my child have to participate in the Solo & Ensemble portion of the Choral Fest?

All Illuminati and Bella Voce students are assigned an ensemble for the Solo & Ensemble contest so for them it is expected.  However, it is not expected for Principio or Music Experience students and no ensemble will be created for students in either one of these choirs.

Do I need to register my child for his/her ensemble online?

No, you do not need to register your child for his/her ensemble online.  Mrs. Lopez and Mrs. Gossen will register all the ensembles for the contest.  However, if you child wishes to participate in the contest as a soloist he/she will need to register online for that event as registration for solos are done on an individual basis not on a group basis.

How much does it cost for my child to participate in the Solo & Ensemble portion of the Choral Fest?

All COHC ensembles have been assigned and the portion of your child's registration fee will be added to February's tuition payment.  For all Illuminati students the ensemble registration fee is $2 and for all Bella Voce students the ensemble registration fee is $1.67.  This number is determined by the number of students in each ensemble (aka $15/the number of students=cost per student).  If a student is singing a solo, he/she is responsible for paying the $10 solo fee online when he/she registers for his/her solo.

What if I already registered my child online and I registered him/her for the wrong event?  Or, what if I registered my child's ensemble online not realizing that I did not need to do that?

Don't stress. Just send me an email and we will get it taken care of (admin@centralokhomeschoolchoirs.com).

Can I still register my child for the Choral Experience portion of the Choral Fest?

Yes, the deadline for registration has been extended one week to January 22nd.  Feel free to enroll today and then spread the news to your friends and others you know who homeschool that may be interested.

When will my child receive his/her choral packet for the Choral Experience portion? 

All information, rehearsal tracks, and music will be sent out immediately following the close of registration on the 22nd.  This will be done via e-mail such that all participants should have the music in their hands to begin rehearsing by January 24th.

Have another question?  

Feel free to email me and I'll be glad to help in any way I can.  I apologize if this has been at all confusing for it was definitely not meant to be.  I meant to explain much of it at our Christmas concert in December but when that didn't happen, I was left to email and sometimes words on email just do not explain things justly.  Thanks for your patience.  See you next week!