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Non-auditioned - Grades 1 - 3


The ICC’s Preparatory Program is a non-auditioned experience for first through third-grade students; children are introduced to choral music in the rehearsal setting and take part in a choir where singing, learning, and fun take place. It is an outstanding way to explore their interest in music and singing and the potential for other opportunities in ICC.

Students meet one time per week. Each lesson has been created to cleverly and energetically combine the learning of musical skills, group singing, and play-like activities. The first part of rehearsal includes vocal warm-ups and exercises, and the second half of the rehearsal is devoted to active learning through musical games, folk dancing, or playing simple percussion instruments. The repertoire is specially selected for the age group. Students also learn about proper breathing, singer’s posture, and developing basic music reading skills.

Tuition for the 2022-2023 season:

$505 + $60 non-refundable registration fee (prorated fees available for spring semester only registration)

Questions about tuition? Contact Paul Schafer at 317-940-8068.

Young Exceptional Singers (YES!)

Join the ICC for our upcoming Young Exceptional Singers day (YES!).

  • Indianapolis Location:
    • DATE COMING SOON! from 9:00 am-3:30 pm at
      Cornerstone Lutheran Church – Indy Location
      2837 E New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201
      $25 Registration Fee includes one snack break (please bring a sack lunch)
      A concert for families will take place at 3:00 pm

Preparatory Program locations (fall-spring season):

Butler University

Level 1 (for new prep singers in 1st or 2nd grade)
Thursdays,  6:00 – 7:00 pm
Butler University, Lilly Hall Room 133
4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Director: Emily Arndt

Level 2 (for returning prep singers or 3rd graders)
Mondays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Butler University, Lilly Hall Room 133
4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Director: Dr. Penny Dimmick


Preparatory Choir
Mondays, 4:45 – 5:45 pm
Cornerstone Lutheran Church Carmel
(Enter Door 6)
4850 E Main St
Carmel, IN 46033
Director:  Lauren Southard


Preparatory Choir
Mondays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Cornerstone Lutheran Church Fishers
13450 E 116th St
Fishers, IN 46037
Director:  Benjamin Batman

Boone County

Zionsville: Preparatory Choir
Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Zionsville Presbyterian Church
4775 W. 116th St.
Zionsville, IN 46077
Director: Andy Himelick

Hendricks County

Avon: Preparatory Choir
Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Chapel Hill United Methodist Church
963 N. Girls School Rd.
Avon, IN 46214
Director:  Abbie Hunter

Johnson County

Greenwood: Preparatory Choir
Tuesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
New Hope Church
5307 Fairview Road
Greenwood, IN 46142
Room C17
Director:  Emily Arndt

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