FAQ

What is the Choir School at Christ Church Cathedral? 

The Choir School is an after-school program that is meant to complement and enrich each child’s traditional education, while providing life changing experiences and formational opportunities. The Choir School also builds off a long-time chorister tradition at CCC that has provided musical education to thousands of Indianapolis youth. 

 

How much does it cost? 

There is no fee to enroll in the Choir School. However, students and families are asked to give of their time in service to the church. During the school year, all students are expected to sing for worship services at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at 10 a.m. on Sundays in addition to special services.   

 

What is the schedule? 

During the school year, participants in the Choir School can arrive as early as 2:30pm, but should arrive no later than 4:45 p.m. Dinner is served at 6:15 p.m. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, pickup is from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, pickup is 7:15 p.m.   

In general, the Choir School at CCC will follow the Indianapolis Public Schools schedule as that is where the church is located.

  

What is included in daily activities? 

Daily activities will include vocal education, tutoring, and meals. Additional music lessons, enrichment activities, and personalized academic support may be provided.  

Upon arrival, children will be provided a snack, and they will be served dinner before dismissal in the evenings.  

Is my child eligible? 

Children in grades 3-8 are invited to enroll in the Choir School at CCC.  

Is transportation provided? 

It is our goal to provide transportation, on a case-by-case basis, to remove as many barriers as possible. 

Does my child have to sing on Sundays? 

Because our services on Sunday are our main platform for putting our musical training into practice and for serving the community, all choristers are expected to participate. Skipping Sunday would be like going to all the soccer practices but none of the games! 

My child can’t participate five days a week. Are there other options? 

Yes! Children and youth in grades 3 and higher are invited to the chorister program on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They should arrive by 4:45 p.m. and be picked up at 7:15 p.m. Dinner is served. These choristers also sing for Sunday services.  

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