The Girl Choir tradition began on May 11, 1996 when 180 girls became charter members. The choir has grown to include girls in four levels of vocal experience and ability. All choirs are both training and performing units. The music program is based on progressive vocal music instruction and performance readiness. Choir members must be at least seven years old. Admission to the touring choir is by placement auditions. Auditions are held in the spring or by appointment. School music teacher recommendations are welcomed for ages 7-18. Classical music literature forms the foundation for choir instruction. Repertoire includes contemporary, folk, ethnic, sacred, and secular music.
The Preludio Choir is a training choir whose members sing unison, echo and partner songs. They receive basic music instruction and voice development. An optional tour experience is available.
The Arietta Choir as an advanced training choir in which the girls continue to receive musical instruction and voice development and are introduced to two-part singing. A tour experience is available.
The Cantabile Choir is an auditioned choir made up of members who have demonstrated excellence in choral singing, exhibit personal maturity and a high level of personal commitment. The girls receive advanced musical instruction. They also receive more advanced vocal instruction that makes it possible for them to perform three and four part choral literature. Touring is a requirement.
The Con Brio choir is an auditioned, top-level, high school aged choir whose members demonstrate the highest level of musical excellence and commitment to the organization. Touring is a requirement.
Mark is finishing his first year as director of the Con Brio touring choir. He has been a music educator in the Green Bay Area Public School District for over 30 years and recently retired as West High School's choral director. There he directed Chamber, Mixed, Treble, Men's, Show, and Madrigal Choirs. He also assisted with seventeen musical productions.
Mr. Peot graduated from UW-Green Bay with a degree in Music Education and certification in Choral and General Music. He also holds a Master's degree in Administrative Leadership from UW-Milwaukee. Music and singing are among the most influential of his life experiences and he is happy to share his passion and love of choral singing with the Girl Choirs.
Ms. Ziolkowski directs our Cantabile touring choir. She recently accepted a position teaching music in Marinette and was formerly the choral director at Washington Middle School in Green Bay for five years. After many wonderful and meaningful years singing in treble choirs through high school and college, Ms. Ziolkowski is thrilled to work with young voices in the same setting.
Ms. Ziolkowski graduated from St. Norbert College in 2015 with a Music Education degree, certified to teach Choral and General Music. While at St. Norbert, she also studied Music Composition.
Shelley directs our Preludio and Arietta choirs. She also teaches general music in the Green Bay Area Public School District and is currently at Eisenhower Elementary. Shelley was active in choir, show choirs and musicals throughout high school and graduated from UW-Green Bay with a Bachelor in Music Education--General and Choral Music. Shelley always has a ready smile and boundless energy working with our youngest girl choirs.
Emily Sculliuffo— From the age of 14, Ms. Sculliuffo has accompanied a multitude of soloists and ensembles including the College of St. Catherine (St. Paul, MN) Women’s Choir, St. Norbert College’s Chamber Choir, Music Theatre, Knight Theatre, the Calvary Lutheran Senior and Children’s Choirs and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Choir. Emily began working with the Green Bay Girl Choir in 2006 and has performed with the choir in Australia, New Zealand, Cleveland, Denver and Vancouver. She is a 2007 graduate of St. Norbert College with a degree in piano accompaniment.