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Cache children's choir academy of singing

P.O. Box 4115. Logan, UT. 84323-4115
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Cache Children’s Choir offers sequential music instruction where children experience the joy of singing in four choirs and a preschool class. Although students can join at any level, each choir builds on skills taught in previous choirs.
Cache Children’s Choir is supported in part by the Marie Eccles Caine Foundation, Utah State Office of Education, the Utah Arts Council and the
National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC, the Dell Loy Hansen
Charitable Trust, Cache County RAPZ grant, Logan City, and the Department of Music at Utah State University, Chairman Dr. Bruce Saperston.

Cache Children’s Choir is a nonprofit organization
that strives to:

• Prepare children for a lifetime of singing by providing quality music training
• Develop the talent and self-esteem of children through guided
musical experiences
• Share music and information with the public to develop an
educated audience
• Foster the creation of new works for children’s voices
• Support music education in the public schools



Children from ages 3-15 years old. We accept children regardless of experience (Cantate Choir excepted). Enrollment is limited to a first come, first served basis.


Cantate Choir (Audition Only). Ages 10-15
Advanced level treble choir. Auditions held in May.
The Cantate Choir is CCC's 'performance choir'. They sing a challenging repertoire including classical, folk, and contemporary compositions encompassing three to four part harmonies and many different languages.
We emphasize free and natural singing while developing healthy vocal habits.
Using Solfege, the singers strengthen their sight singing, ear training, pitch matching, and independent singing.

Mondays 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Wednesdays (sectionals)4:30-6:00 p.m.
Directed by Jill DeVilbiss

Concert Choir. Grades 4-8.
Non-auditioned, intermediate level choir.
Students receive training in vocal technique through the study of folk songs, classical, and contemporary music. They also learn sight-singing, simple part singing, and receive training in improvisation through the Orff-Schulwerk method. Concert Choir accepts about 6 performance opportunities per year.

W 4:30-6:00pm
USU Fine Arts Center Rm. 220

Directed by Bonnie Slade

Cadet. Grades 2 & 3.
Non-auditioned advanced beginning level choir.
A high level beginner choir that focuses on developing the singing voice, sight singing, composition, singing as a group, and rehearsal technique and procedures. Instructors use folk songs, singing games, and traditional pieces. Some performance opportunities.

M 4:30-5:30pm. or 5:00-6:00pm.
USU Fine Arts Center Rm. 222

Directed by Melody Francis. Asst. Director Kathryn Hadfield

Caprice Choir. Grades K-1
Non-auditioned beginning choir.
Caprice choir teaches beginning music skills including beat competence, in-tune singing, and rhythmic notation. This class enjoys many singing games and folk songs.

Mondays 4:30-5:15 p.m. or 5:15-6:00 p.m.

Co-Directed by Marianne Sidwell and Genet Brown.

Cadenza Choir. Ages 3-5 years.
Non-auditioned music introduction class.
Cadenza choir helps preschoolers find their singing voice and employs movement skills, turn-taking, and direction following. This class enjoys many singing games and folk songs.
Two annual performances.

Mondays 10:00-10:45 am., 11:00-11:45 am.

Co- Directed by Jennifer Jensen and Katrisha Jensen

Summer Camp. Ages 5-11
Fun week-long camp with a different theme every year.
Children participate with others their age in singing games, folk arts, and age-appropriate music learning. Camp culminates with a performance for families and friends.
Held the third week of July in the USU Chase Fine Arts Center.

Co-directed by Lori Roberts and Kathryn Hadfield, with other trained faculty.

Vocal Performance Camp. Ages 12-18
Annual week-long camp to develop your voice and expand your abilities.
Small group-voice classes, sight-singing training, diction, Orff, dance/movement, musical theatre training, and master classes taught by guest directors.
Held in August in the USU Fine Arts Center.

Directed by Bonnie Slade with many other trained faculty and presenters.

All classes(except Cadenza) are held in the Chase Fine Arts Center on the Utah State University Campus. Please check your printed schedule or contact your director for details. Cadenza is held at the Bullen Center (in the front of the Ellen Eccles Theatre) on Main St., Logan, Utah

Registration is held in August and January at Utah State University in the Fine Arts Center, Kent Concert Hall lobby.

Tuition assistance is available for children in need. We also offer multiple sibling discounts.

Children will learn:
• Broad exposure to music fundamentals
• Introduction to formal choral training
       Individual vocal development
       Sight singing and beat training
       Learn to sing in an ensemble
       Broad exposure to a variety of choral music and composers
• Beat development, through movement and use of instruments
• Performance etiquette

The Cantate Choir periodically travels for concerts and competitions within and outside of Utah. The Concert Choir may schedule one or two performances outside the valley.

Cache Children’s Choir has a parent board made up of dedicated volunteers who handle many of the responsibilities of running the choirs. They meet monthly to coordinate their efforts which include fundraising, publicity, hospitality, uniforms, attendance, awards, newsletters, and collecting choir histories.
To get involved with the parent board, call Melody Francis at 752-6260.

Cache Children’s Choir prides itself on the quality of its faculty. Our faculty has extensive musical training in Kodaly methods, Orff-Schulwerk, choral conducting, children’s music education, vocal performance, and pedagogy. All of our staff are university graduates and several are certified public school teachers. We also have some accomplished musicians on our faculty, who love to share their talents with the children.


Barbara Moon- Artistic Director
Leslie Timmons-Education Coordinator, Orff Director
Jill DeVilbiss-Cantate Choir Director
Bonnie Slade-Concert Choir Director
Kathryn Hadfield- Cadet Choir Asst. Director
Melody Francis- Cadet Choir Director
Marianne Sidwell-Caprice Choir Co-Director
Genet Brown-Caprice Choir Co-Director
Jennifer Jensen- Cadenza Choir Co-Director
Katrisha Jensen- Cadenza Choir Co-Director
Lori Roberts-Summer Camp Co-Director
Kathryn Hadfield-Summer Camp Co-Director

read their bios

CCC Parent Board for 2007-2008

President- Barbara Shidler
President–Elect- Carolyn Passey
Secretary- Carmell Burns
Finance- Curtis Roberts
Web Site- Jim Wellings
Clothing- Tania Carter
Hospitality- Marci Roderer
Membership- Sharon Hopkins
Attendance/ Awards- Christine Johnson
Newsletter- Eleanor Wellings
Historian- Kara Shidler, David Sidwell
Choir liaisons- Stephanie Woodbrey, Gigi Acebel, Terra Stanko, Holly Budge, Kristin Fellows

Cache Childrens' Choir Board of Trustees 2007-2008

Bonnie Slade- President
Leslie Timmons- Vice-president
Nicholas Morrison
Jay Greene
Anna Jean Skidmore
Karla Axtell
Curtis Roberts-Financial Officer
Mary Payne- Secretary
Wendi Hassan

Staff and Faculty Bios:

Bonnie Slade-Concert Choir Director/Vocal Performance Camp Director
Mrs. Slade has been associated with C.C.C. since 1989. Under
her direction the choir grew from 9 singers to over 200 children and 6
divisions. Although she is best known for her direction of the Cantate
Choir, Mrs. Slade is also recognized as a fine singer and teacher. Her voice
students have received notoriety in Utah. She taught voice and directed
choirs for Utah State University Music Department for 19 years.

Leslie Timmons-Education Coordinator
Leslie teaches the Flute Studio and Elementary Education courses at Utah State University. She also directs teacher-training workshops in Orff- Schulwerk. She performs with the flute/clarinet duo ‘Airfare’ and the faculty woodwind quintet ‘Logan Canyon Winds’.

Jill DeVilbiss-Cantate Choir Director
Jill has degrees from Utah State University in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy, and Choral Education. She has completed all three levels of the Kodaly Course for Children’s Music and all three levels of Orff Musicianship Training. She teaches music at Edith Bowen Laboratory School.

Melody Francis- Cadet Choir Director
Melody is a graduate of Utah State University and certified public school teacher. She has completed all three levels of the Kodaly Course for Children’s Music Education and level 1 of Orff Musicianship Training.

Kathryn Hadfield- Cadet Choir Assistant director
Kathryn Hadfield has been involved in music her entire life. She played the flute in the Sky View Band program, plays the guitar and enjoys singing. She has a degreee in Home Economics Education from USU. She is married to Randy Hadfield and they are the parents of 6 children and 6 grandchildren. She loves being involved with teaching music to children and working with the great people in Cache Children's Choir.

Marianne Sidwell-Caprice Choir Co-Director
Marianne is accomplished on flute, guitar and dulcimer and she enjoys performing and composing. She has a B.A. from Utah State University and has done some graduate work in Kodaly Music Education. She is also a music specialist for Utah Festival Opera’s Education Program.

Genet Brown-Caprice Choir Co-Director
Genet has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Minor in Music from Utah State University. She has completed all three levels of the Kodaly Course for Children’s Music Education. She enjoys playing the double bass, clarinet, piano, tin whistle, dulcimer and banjo.

Jennifer Jensen- Cadenza Choir Co-Director
Jennifer is a Logan Native who started her musical training early in life. She later studied piano, voice and choral education while in college and received her bachelor's degree in vocal performance from USU in 1994. She has taught voice and piano lessons for 14 years. Jennifer served as the Caprice Liaison for CCC last year.

Katrisha Jensen- Cadenza Choir Co-Director
Katrisha has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Endorsement from Utah State University with a Minor in Music. She enjoys working with children and is also an excellent musician. She is an experienced singer and also plays the cello, piano, and various small wind instruments. She enjoys performing and choir directing.

Curtis Roberts- Financial Director
CPA with CVTD. Kiwanis member. Choir parent. The real deal.

Eleanor Wellings- Administrative Assistant
Controls what is written here. Bwa ha ha ha....

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