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For chorus questions, please email chorus@zionsyouth.org.

 

Chorus Expectations & Policies

MUSICIAN EXPECTATIONS

  • Be seated five minutes before the rehearsal start time.

  • Bring music and a pencil to every rehearsal.

  • Be respectful during rehearsals. (This includes not talking, using cell phones, completing homework, or disrupting the rehearsal in any other way.)

  • Never chew gum or eat food during rehearsal time.

  • Stay on site during the entire rehearsal unless prearranged with the Chorus Manager.

  • Clean up after rehearsals.

  • Listen to and practice music outside of rehearsals. (Our limited rehearsal time is for polishing, not for learning notes.)

  • Return music to the ZYSC Librarian after the performance.


ATTENDANCE POLICIES

  • THREE ABSENCES MAXIMUM

    • No more than three absences are allowed for participation in the concert.

    • Absences are counted at rehearsals, sectionals, and the Welcome Fireside.

  • DRESS REHEARSAL ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY

    • Attendance at the entire Dress Rehearsal is required for participation in the concert.

  • ABSENCES AND TARDIES

    • Absences must be approved by 1) reporting rehearsal conflicts during registration and 2) notifying the Chorus Manager of any changes to rehearsal conflicts at chorus@zionsyouth.org.

      • Approved absences are those necessitated by other musical or school commitments, illness, family emergencies, or major family events, such as weddings.

      • Approval will not be given for family vacations, homework, or recreational conflicts.

    • In case of an emergency or illness, communicate with the Chorus Manager at chorus@zionsyouth.org.


CONCERT DRESS AND GROOMING

Please be prepared well in advance of the performance day with the appropriate attire.

GIRLS

  • Ankle-length solid black dress (or maxi skirt and blouse) with long sleeves to the wrists

  • Black, closed-toe flats (no heels)

  • Black hose

  • No jewelry or watches, except for a small pair of earrings

BOYS

  • Solid black suit (no pinstripes)

  • Black dress shoes

  • Black socks

  • White long-sleeved button-down dress shirt

  • No jewelry or watches

  • Ties provided by ZYSC


SMITH CENTER EXPECTATIONS 

  • As a representative of Zion’s Youth Symphony & Chorus, be on your best behavior at all times.

  • Stay in the assigned areas of the Smith Center.

  • Get prior authorization if you need to leave the Smith Center facility or grounds.

  • Clean up after yourself, including food and beverages.

  • Leave valuables at home.


TUITION

  • Tuition will be due after audition results are posted.

  • Tuition is $75 per concert and is due prior to the Welcome Fireside. (Notification of the due date will be provided by email.)

  • If tuition is not received by the specified due date, the musician may lose his/her seat to an alternate.

  • For questions regarding tuition or tuition waivers, please email registrar@zionsyouth.org.