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NIU Community School of the Arts - CSA Children's Choir

Community Sing - Nick Page
Tim Blickhan Residency
Lee Kesselman Residency
Emily Ellsworth Residency
Nick Page Residency
2013 Choir
Choral Camp
Holiday Concert
Stone Soup


  • 28 Wednesdays, 4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Room 171, Music Building 
  • Rehearsal schedule:  September 10 - May 13, no rehearsals November 26, December 17-January 14.  Final rehearsal in fall is December 10; rehearsals resume in 2015 on January 21.
  • Concert schedule:  December 10 and May 20, 7 p.m. Recital Hall.  Choir performs at the NIU Holiday Concert on December 6 at 3 p.m. in the Concert Hall
  • On concert nights, the parking sign in the lot south of the Music Building (Lot 3) will be adjusted to allow free parking without a pass.
  • A placement audition is required for all new and returning choir members. The dates in fall (all members) are August 27 and September 3 and in spring (new members only), the date is January 14, beginning at 4:45 p.m.  Call (815) 753-1450 for a time assignment.
  • Director: Mary Lynn Doherty
  • Fee: $270 (annual)
  • Bring A Friend Day

Learn to sing and develop musical skills by studying and performing high quality choral music of different genres. Challenging and varied repertoire from all over the world inspires students who love to sing.  Rehearsals are high energy and fast paced. The choir serves as an extension to area choral programs, fostering a high level of musical and personal achievement through the choral music experience. 

Check out this interview with Director Mary Lynn Doherty!

Past Performances on YouTube
Hear the choir perform! This is a clip of the Opera Camp's 2011 performance of Stone Soup http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzsgaNjw_Zk

Bring A Friend Day
Come to a free rehearsal on January 28th, the second rehearsal in spring semester. We hope you have such a good time that you will register for the semester.