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The Cantabile Girls Choir Program, which is sponsored by the SCSU Music Department PreparatoryProgram, offers two choral opportunities for young girls in Central Minnesota. The Choristers choir is for girls in grades 4-6 and Cantabile for girls in grades 6-9.
The mission of the choir program is to provide a rich and varied choral experience for talented young women that will challenge, edify, and enrich the choir and its audiences, and provide opportunities to grow not only musically, but socially and academically as well, through the study and performance of quality choral literature.
1. Participants will grow musically through vocal development and study of music theory.
2. Participants will pass through vocal change with confidence and understanding.
3. Participants will grow socially through peer interaction, touring and concerts.
4. Faculty will grow through peer interaction, professional association, and study.
5. SCSU music majors will have on-site access to a laboratory choral setting.
6. SCSU and the Music Department will enjoy enhanced community exposure.
Jane Oxton Scholarship Fund
The Jane Oxton Scholarship Fund was established in the fall of 2010 in honor of Cantabile’s
founding director. When Mrs. Oxton first established the choir, it was a priority for her to include girls from a wide range of economic backgrounds to share in an exceptional choral opportunity for young girls throughout Central Minnesota.
With Jane’s vision of including a scholarship option for those in need of financial assistance, a number of girls were given the chance to be involved in a group which they otherwise may not have been able because of financial constraints. The Cantabile Girls’ Choir continues with this opportunity by offering partial tuition scholarships available to Concert Choir and Chorister members, based on financial need and application evaluation.
Scholarship Application (pdf 237k)
Her Story, Her Song is an annual musical offering in which the Women's Choir, Cantabile Girls' Choir, and music faculty honor the female experience in song, word and action. This musical event has evolved from six years of collaboration and friendship among women faculty members in the Department of Music. It offers rich opportunities for teaching and learning, provides excellent mentoring models, and creates awareness of diverse experiences.