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cantabile girls' choir

Cantabile Girls' Choir


The Cantabile Girls' Choir Program, which is sponsored by the Music Department Preparatory Program, offers two choral opportunities for young girls in Central Minnesota. The Choristers choir is for girls in grades 4-6 and Concert Choir 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.


  • Participants will grow musically through vocal development and study of music theory.
  • Participants will pass through vocal change with confidence and understanding.
  • Participants will grow socially through peer interaction, touring and concerts.
  • Faculty will grow through peer interaction, professional association, and study.
  • St. Cloud State music majors will have on-site access to a laboratory choral setting.
  • St. Cloud State and the Music Department will enjoy enhanced community exposure.

2021-22 Auditions

Rehearsals and Commitment

Our choirs rehearse Monday evenings, September-May, with occasional weekend obligations for retreats and performances. Choristers rehearse 4:15-5:30 p.m. Concert Choir rehearses 5:45-8 p.m. 

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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.