The Jubilate choir is for singers with special needs in grades 3-9. Peer Friends from one of the advanced ICC choirs attend rehearsal along with the Jubilate singers each week to provide a fulfilling musical experience and a chance for singers with varying abilities to grow musically. The choir meets once per week for 45 minutes (except for the Jubilate Festival) and participates in performances as deemed appropriate for the current members of the choir. Parents/Guardians remain in the rehearsal room during their singer’s participation in Jubilate.
The curriculum focuses on proper singing techniques, music theory and sight-reading, part-singing, and social skills involved in being a member of a musical ensemble. Though the choir has, at its core, the same goals as other choirs in the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, the Jubilate choir engages in additional activities during rehearsal that aid in reaching those goals. Music that is taught in other choirs might be taught in a different way using additional visual and tactile experiences that are catered specifically to the current members of the choir.
Some singers may move on from Jubilate into other ICC activities, the ICC Choral Festival, or a beginning level choir. Others will continue to grow through participation in Jubilate and through friendship with others who love music!
If another ICC choir would not be the best fit for your child due to a particular disability, please register them for Jubilate. Mrs. Southard will then contact you to discuss your child’s needs and ensure they are placed in the most appropriate choir.
For more information, contact Lauren Southard at 317.940.8065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ICC’s programs for children with special needs are supported in part by a Trust Fund grant from the Junior League of Indianapolis.