YOUTH MUSIC

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Christ Chapel offers music programs for children ages 0 months through 12th grade. If your children have an avid interest in music, performing, singing or more, we’d love to have them be a part of the fun.

Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things!

Psalm 98:1

Musikgarten

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Newborn through 5 years old

CHILDREN LOVE MUSIC!

And better still, music impacts all spheres of child development from language and literacy skills to pattern recognition, social maturity and emotional growth. In Musikgarten we help young children develop their love of music and musical skills through a series of activity-filled, age appropriate lessons.  Your child isn’t too young to start learning the Musikgarten way. In fact, we have classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Each 14 week session for Parent (or Caregiver) and Child includes a once a week, 30 minute class and a take home instrument kit with book and recorded music.  There are multiple class choices each week in the fall and spring semesters. Working parents can enjoy family music together in the evening “PJ” class (5:45pm) or a Saturday morning class.

Because we care about your safety, we are bringing Musikgarten classes into your home this fall.  All online sessions will be real-time, interactive with your music friends and teacher.  We plan to transition to in-person classes as soon as it is safe to do so.

Register for the day and time that work best in your schedule. The cost for the fall semester is $90 per semester per family.

Baby Class: Newborn to 16 months:  Grow closer, comfort and play with your baby, as you give them an edge in emotional, social and intellectual growth through music.  Geared specifically for online learning and designed to equip parents to play musically with your baby.  Each class features bouncing and rocking songs, wiggle and peek-a-boo games, and other fun activities for the two of you. A take-home music kit lets you continue the fun with the Musikgarten’s outstanding recorded music, a parent guidebook along with rhythm sticks, a soft wooden rattle, and colorful scarf.
Musikgarten for babies:

  • Increases your baby’s curiosity about music
  • Develops listening skills and a sense of beat
  • Establishes a foundation for singing and musical thought
  • Helps you form a closer bond with your baby
  • Gives you a chance to interact with other parents

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Family Music for Mixed Ages:  Baby through 4 years old. This four-semester program is designed for all ages of preschool children and their grownups to experience the joy of music making together. It will nurture your child’s musical aptitude and listening abilities, while developing key skills that are vital for all learning: listening, following directions, impulse control, communication, and positive social interaction.

In each 30 minute weekly class, kid friendly folk songs help to develop your child’s language, singing, dancing, and listening skills. They’ll also experience a variety of simple instruments and like all Musikgarten courses, it will enhance your child’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical development, while building a foundation for future music proficiency.  That’s important for you to know, but for your child it’s all about the pure fun of music and movement shared with you!

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Cycles Class: This class is for children 3 1/2 to 5 years old who can manage longer listening time and more complex physical movement. They will explore musically one of the four seasons each semester and be introduced to eight new animals each season through songs, picture games, listening and mini-discussions. In this class we begin to transfer their earlier experience of rhythm and tonal patterns to instrument time with the addition of more intricate rhythm and tonal patterns using a wider variety of percussion instruments.  Each child will have opportunities every semester to play fun impromptu instrumental solos.

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For more information, contact Linda at LindaD@christchapelbc.org

KidzPraise

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Grades K-1 (at least 5 years old by September 1)
Sundays from 5 to 5:45 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
Fort Worth Campus
FREE

—2020-2021 season registration is in progress.  Fall semester is tentatively scheduled to begin early October, 2020—

KidzPraise introduces young performers to choir singing.  Through the elements of movement, rhythm, pitch, breathing, all sprinkled with games and musical fun, children learn the joy of singing together and singing praises to the Lord.  Come and explore God’s beautiful creation through hymns and classical pieces.  KidzPraise group is currently limited to 15-20 students.

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MusicPraise

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MusicPraise Fort Worth
Grades 2-4
Sundays from 5 to 5:45 p.m.
Music Room
Fort Worth Campus

MusicPraise West
Grades 2-4
Thursdays from 5 to 5:45 p.m.
The Hive
West Campus

FREE

—2020-2021 season registration is in progress.  Fall semester is tentatively scheduled to begin early October, 2020 –

If your child enjoys musical theater as much as singing in choir, MusicPraise may be just the right fit!  Dramatic expression and riser choreography are introduced in addition to teaching proper choral singing techniques.  Music Praise is Christ Chapel youngest performing choir and during the year students typically have several opportunities to sing for our congregation, including Christmas Cantata and spring musical showcase.  MusicPraise group size is currently limited to 20 students.  Same program is offered at both Fort Worth and West campuses.

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WEST: REGISTER >

For more information contact Yana at YanaC@christchapelbc.org

Acclaim

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Grades 5-8
Sundays from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.
Music Room
Fort Worth Campus

FREE

—2020-2021 season registration is in progress.  Fall semester is scheduled to begin October 4, 2020-

This ensemble is for any 5th-8th grader who enjoys singing enthusiastically and publicly.  Students continue to expand their musical knowledge to incorporate note reading and singing in harmony.  Along with several appearances in our church services throughout the year, Acclaim participates in our annual Christmas Cantata and Big Band concert.  Acclaim group size is currently limited to 20 students.

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For more information, contact Yana at YanaC@christchapelbc.org.

Chimes

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Grades 1-4
Thursdays from 4:30-5 p.m.
Music Room
Fort Worth Campus
FREE

-2020-2021 season registration is in progress.  Fall semester is tentatively scheduled to begin early-mid October, 2020-

This new class explores all the greatness of chime bell ringing! We will cover rhythm, notes, playing in an ensemble and all manner of musical fun and joy! We will use many rhythm instruments to explore chime ringing techniques, chimes and music theory to encourage the  beginnings of note reading. We will also utilize rote learning. The class has a maximum of 10 players. No prior experience is required, but an interest in music is a must!  Please note that Chimes is currently a non-performing group and is limited in size to 11 students.

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For more information, contact Jennifer at JenniferC@christchapelbc.org.

 

Youth Bells

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Grades 5-12
Thursdays from 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Music Room
Fort Worth Campus

FREE

—2020-2021 season registration is in progress.  Fall semester is scheduled to begin on September 24, 2020

Come play bells with us! All levels of musicianship are welcome, but one year of piano, band or other note reading experience is required.  Chapel Bells students have opportunities to ring for our congregation several times throughout the year, as well as participate in Christmas Cantata services.  The size of Chapel Bells group is currently limited to 20 students.

For more information and to register, contact Jennifer at JenniferC@christchapelbc.org

Ukulele

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Grades 7-12
Sundays from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.
Music Room
Fort Worth Campus
$70 (includes instrument)

– 2020-2021 season registration is in progress.  Fall semester is tentatively scheduled to begin October 4, 2020-

This small ensemble style NINE week workshop is designed as the introduction to one of the most laidback and versatile string instruments.  Ukulele is relatively easy to learn and small enough to take just about anywhere.  Whether you want to accompany yourself, worship with your friends, or jam on a mission field, it is an excellent choice for any level.  The workshop fee covers the instrument with case and tuner that will be yours to keep.  Students learn basic theory, technique, chord charts, multiple chords and strumming patterns.  The in-person rehearsals are enriched with virtual sessions, introducing contemporary worship songs and hymns for skill practice.  No prior musical knowledge is required, but regular practice at home is expected to be successful.  The size of the ensemble is currently limited to 10 people in one group.  Please note that Ukulele is a non-performing ensemble.

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For more information, contact Yana at YanaC@christchapelbc.org.

MusiCamp 

Children entering grades 1-2 (half day camp: morning or afternoon option) and 3-6 (full day camp) in the fall will learn an entire musical in one week.  Fun scenes and catchy songs are enhanced with riser choreography, engaging both mind and body.  MusiCamp features accomplished teachers; carefully screened and engaged volunteers; live musicians; professional sound, video, and light support; plus opportunities to audition for drama and solos.  In addition, 3-6 grades artists and performers have the chance to study more in-depth through electives like dance, art, instrumental, and more.  The week of hard work culminates in a showcase for families and friends.  Look for more information and registration mid-spring, 2021.

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2021 MusiCamp dates: July 12-17.  

 

MEET OUR YOUTH MUSIC TEAM

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Josh Bailey

Minister of Music
817-546-6183
JoshB@christchapelbc.org

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Yana Cisco

Youth Music Director
817-546-0815
YanaC@christchapelbc.org

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Jennifer Cooper

Music Ministry Developer
817-546-6173
JenniferC@christchapelbc.org

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Linda Dupont


Music Assistant and Musikgarten Instructor

817-546-6186
LindaLD@christchapelbc.org

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