Hello! Please note that as of September 1st, all Sisters’ Voices ensembles are at capacity. If your child is interested in singing with us, please fill out the waitlist form below. At this time of year, there is often some schedule shifting and Leandra can let you know about availability as it opens up.
Welcome to Sisters’ Voices!
We are coming back together! The links to sign up for ensembles are at the bottom of this page. We ask that you please read the letter below before signing up. If you have any questions regarding rehearsals, please contact Leandra Strope at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any difficulties with registration or any questions regarding tuition, please contact Jenny Walters at email@example.com.
SV-One (K-1st grade) and SV-Two (2nd and 3rd grade) will begin the week of August 30. SV-Three (4th and 5th grade) and SV-Four (6th-9th grade) will begin the week of September 6.
We hope to see returning singers soon, and to welcome new singers as well!
Dear Sisters’ Voices Families,
Welcome, and welcome back!
Here’s some nitty-gritty –
When you look at the tuition chart for the coming year, it will look very different from in the past. This is a reflection of several different things:
- We are committed to being an accessible program for all children and families who want to join us. We recognize that the full cost of our program is out of reach for many families, and we are providing a sliding scale so that more families can easily join us. At the same time, because Sisters’ Voices will invest the full cost in each child, we ask families to take on as much of that amount as is feasible. The “Full Cost” is our best estimate of what it actually will cost, per singer, to run our programs this year, and the amounts listed in the full cost column are based on $15 per hour per singer. Although it is unusual for us to ask families to pay this much, it is in line with our understanding of what our services cost, and it is in line with other organizations we have researched who teach skills to children.
- Sisters’ Voices is growing up. We are taking on more staff and needing to pay our staff sufficiently. We have learned that Sisters’ Voices will not survive the long haul without paying staff members appropriately for the services they provide. We hope you will join us in our commitment to paying our staff well.
- SV-Three (4th and 5th graders) and SV-Four (6th graders and up) will meet twice each week for most singers, though there is some room for choice in this. We recognize that as singers get older and gain skills, they need more time both to hone those skills and to build community.
The “Who Qualifies” section is to serve as a guideline only. We realize that there are different factors that each family faces. We ask that you approach this thoughtfully and be as generous as you can.
Sisters’ Voices rehearses once or twice a week from September through May. Families may pay their full year of tuition at start of year, or pay monthly. At sign-up, all families will pay a non-refundable deposit equal to the first and last month’s tuition. Those who choose to pay monthly will then be automatically charged the remainder of tuition on the first of the month from October 1, 2021 through March 1, 2022.
Please note, you may also apply for a full scholarship. This level is applicable for situations like children in the foster system, families experiencing health crises, families whose adults are currently unemployed, etc. If you choose this option, please fill out this Google Form so that we can best support your singer.
Please select the ensemble below to complete your singer’s registration. If you are a returning family, sign in first by going to the Parent Portal login here.