Green Bay Girl Choir

Girl Choirs

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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.

DIRECTORS

KARIE GREEN – CANTABILE AND CONBRIO GIRL CHOIRS

Ms. Green holds a Bachelor of Music Education Degree with voice emphasis from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. After several years of teaching high school vocal music, she joined the Green Bay Boy Choir and Girl Choir staff in 1990. Ms. Green served as accompanist for the boys training choirs through 1997 and then became the boy choir Associate Director until 2003. After a two year leave, Ms. Green returned as Associate Director of the Green Bay Girl Choir. She assumed the role of Artistic Director of the Green Bay Girl Choir in 2008 and currently directs the Cantabile and Con Brio choirs.

For the past 20 years, Ms. Green has worked on the team that presents the Pulaski High School annual musical. Productions have included Fiddler on the Roof, Wonderful Town, Hello Dolly, and 42nd Street. Ms. Green also has lead a children’s worship time and choir at First United Methodist Church, Green Bay. At Green Bay East High School, she was prominent in developing the Music & Drama Parent Organization and served as its co-chairperson from 2005-2012. In August 2009, Ms. Green joined art and music educators,administrators and parents of the Green Bay School District to form E-QUATE: East Quadrant Universal Arts Team. Their mission is to support the music and arts programs of all of the east quadrant.

ERIN LEGRAVE- PRELUDIO AND ARIETTA GIRL CHOIRS

Mrs. LeGrave joined the Girl Choir as Associate Director in 2014. She is a Music Educator in the Green Bay Area Elementary Schools. She has previously held the position as Choral Director at Pulaski High School in Pulaski WI. She is a recent graduate of UW-Green Bay in Music Education.

ACCOMPANISTS

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.