NMC Children's Choir

Does your 2nd or 3rd Grade student love to sing? 

The TCAPS LEAP program offers a 10-week introductory choir in cooperation with the Northwestern Michigan College Children's Choir program. The NMCC/LEAP Choir gives young singers the experience and confidence to audition for one of the year-long NMC Children's Choirs the following fall. Weekly rehearsals will concentrate on singing in head voice, breath support, tonality, diction, expression and ensemble techniques. The class will present a 20 minute “informance” for parents at the last regular rehearsal. In addition to weekly rehearsals, the LEAP Choir will join all the NMC Children's Choir ensembles on the final song at their Spring Concert.

Students will need a white long-sleeved shirt with a collar and black dress pants or a black skirt and tights for the Spring Concert. All other materials will be provided.

“The Northwestern Michigan College Children’s Choir is a program of exemplary choral music performance that develops high levels of artistic, expressive singing for students in Kindergarten through grade nine in the Greater Grand Traverse Area. The Children’s Choir exists to artistically enrich the lives of the children, their families, and the community.”

The NMC Children's Choir will be led by Nancy Will - Director of NMCCC LEAP Choir 

Nancy Ackerman Will currently teaches elementary music for Traverse City Area Public Schools. She has taught elementary and middle school music for TCAPS since 1994. Prior to moving to Traverse City, Ms. Will taught both instrumental and vocal music in Wisconsin, Iowa and West Virginia. Ms. Will received her B.A. in Music Education from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and an M.A. in Humanities from Central Michigan University. In addition to teaching, Ms. Will sings in the NMC choir, Canticum Novum and directs an elementary choir hosted by Northwestern Michigan Children's Choir and the TCAPS Learning, Enrichment and Athletic Program (LEAP).  

Class Dates: Sessions will be be held on Thursdays beginning February 7th, 2019 - April 25th, 2019.

 Classes will be held in the Central Grade Music Room from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM. 

  • There will be NO classes held on Thursday, March 21, 2019 or Thursday, March 28th, 2019 due to Spring Break.
  • In addition to the 10 classes, there will be a dress rehearsal on Saturday, April 27th

End of the year concert: April 28th, 2019 @ 3:00 PM in the Lars Auditorium located at Central Grade School. 

Helpful Information:  

  • Classes will only be held if there at 10 or more participants registered. 
  • In the event that school is closed, no LEAP activities will be held per TCAPS policy. There is no guarantee of a make-up date in the case on inclement weather. Missed sessions will only be made up if schedules allow. 

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 @ 11:30 am. 

  • Late registrations will not be accepted for this offering.

Participation Fees: 

  • $135.00 - reduced fees are not available for this offering. 
    • Students will need a white long-sleeved shirt with a collar and black dress pants or a black skirt and tights for the Spring Concert - all other materials will be provided. 

Payment is required at the time of registration. To register online using a Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or ACH (via a checking or savings account) please register below. Payment with cash or check can be made at the LEAP office located at Central High School, 1150 Milliken, Traverse City. Please use the 1st (smaller) auditorium entrance - we are located just inside the doors to the right. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Please call the LEAP office at 231.933.6570 for more information.

NOTE: Registration is not complete until your course appears in your dashboard. You will also receive an email from Eleyo confirming your registration. If you do not receive the confirmation email or see the course in your dashboard, be sure you have not left any course items in your shopping basket. If you need assistance please call the LEAP office (231.933.6570). If you did not receive an email from Eleyo or see your course in your dashboard, the payment did not process and the student is not registered.

NMC2-3 Closed


Central Grade School
Thursdays, Feb 7 - Apr 25 & Sat Apr 27 & Sun Apr 28
4:30 - 5:30 PM

  No Class Mar 21 & Mar 28


Grades   2nd - 3rd

Price: $ 135 00

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