Choral Scholars and Choral Fellows Program

The Rochester Oratorio Society’s Choral Scholars and Choral Fellows Program welcomes vocal music educators and their students to sing with the Rochester Oratorio Society for one concert cycle of the year. Participating teachers can apply for professional development credit, if available, through their individual schools.

Choral Scholars — High-school level voice students
Choral Fellows — Choir Directors and Music Educators

Rochester area music teachers and church choir directors are cordially invited to sing choral masterworks with the Rochester Oratorio Society for only a short time commitment. These teachers are encouraged to bring with them one (or more!) of their experienced high school students to share in the experience.

The ROS Choral Scholars and Choral Fellows Program has flourished since 2008. Our past Choral Fellows teach at the elementary, middle and high school levels, in both public and private schools. They come from as far away as Orleans and Livingston Counties.

How does the program work?

Select the concert cycle in which you would like to participate, attend all Monday rehearsals (one excused absence is acceptable), and sing in the final performance(s).

How can I apply?

E-mail the Oratorio Society Office or call us at (585) 473-2234. Please indicate Choral Scholar or Choral Fellow in the e-mail subject line. Learn more about the Rochester Oratorio Society.

Singing with the ROS was my first experience singing with a professional choir. It sparked my interest in classical music!

Matt Briggs Junior // Avon High School // 2011 ROS Choral Scholar

[Singing with] ROS was an amazing opportunity to sing classical music with higher level singers!

Zac Manning // Sophomore, Avon High School // 2011 ROS Choral Scholar

Exploratorio!

The ROS offers high quality editions of choral works for use by schools and community ensembles. These works provide a graded approach to preparing vocalists for choral success. Instructional information and performance suggestions are included. Learn more.