The Santa Clarita Children's Choir (SCCC) started in the Fall of 2010 under the umbrella of the Santa Clarita Master Chorale. The mission of the SCCC is to provide children in the Santa Clarita Valley with an opportunity to experience excellence in choral singing.
The SCCC is made up of three groups - SCCC Concert Singers, Amadeus Intermediate Singers, and Mozart Apprentice Singers - which vary in age level and difficulty of repertoire. All singers are required to audition and are placed in the appropriate group for the season.
Each season runs from September to June with a March concert and various community performance opportunities. More advanced singers also have the opportunity to perform selections of music with the Master Chorale at their December and June concerts. These performances give singers an opportunity to share their musical achievements and artistic sensitivities with an audience.
Rehearsals provide age-appropriate instruction in proper singing techniques, sight-singing, music reading, and ear training. Rehearsals vary from season to season and from group to group based on repertoire for the upcoming concert. Typically, rehearsals last 60-90 minutes (depending on the group), once a week on Mondays. As a result of a child's participation in the choir, parents can expect him/her to develop:
- A lifetime appreciation of choral music through musical performance
- Musical and vocal skills
- Ability to sing a wide variety of repertoire sung in several languages
- Poise, confidence, self-discipline, and team building skills
- Friendships with like-minded children and their parents
- Self-esteem based on personal accomplishments