Frequently Asked Questions
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How much does it cost to join?
All of WCC’s ensembles are 100% tuition-free! We believe that every child, regardless of their family’s ability to pay, deserves access to high-quality music education. Since our founding in 2002, we have never charged tuition or membership fees.
Do we have to live in Wilmington (or Delaware) to join?
WCC has children from all over the tri-state area! Families travel from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey to have their children participate in such an exceptional and diverse choir. We welcome everyone!
Which ensemble should my child audition for?
Every child is different, and WCC’s artistic staff will make sure to place your child in the ensemble that is developmentally and vocally appropriate for them. Click here to view the audition requirements for a general guide.
What can we expect from WCC’s curriculum?
WCC’s curriculum emphasizes music and life skills that set young people up for success in life. Our instruction includes music literacy, singing, the exploration of multi-cultural and classical music, culture, and history, and teaches youth and families about responsibility, leadership, and teamwork.
Does my child need to have musical experience to join WCC?
Musical experience is not a requirement for our entry-level ensembles. Admittance into our advanced ensembles, such as Concert and Chamber Choirs, requires successfully completing sight reading examples. Prior experience is preferred for these advanced ensembles.
What is WCC’s fall season going to look like? Are you rehearsing virtually or in person?
All of WCC’s programs will be operating 100% in person for the fall season. WCC has been safely & successfully singing with our ensembles in-person since July of 2020 with 0 COVID cases associated with our organization. We know we can do this safely! Extensive health & safety precautions will be in place. All WCC staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. We encourage all of our choristers who are eligible to get vaccinated as well. Choristers and staff will be required to mask & distance during rehearsals, regardless of vaccination status. Specialized air filtration units which have been clinically proven by the FDA to kill COVID-19 in the air and on surfaces will be used for enhanced protection.
I’ve heard that singing is “dangerous” and spreads COVID-19. Is this true?
All group activities, including choral singing, will need to adapt to make their programs safer for all participants. Activities like singing, speaking loudly, yelling, or chanting produce more aerosols, and aerosols have been linked to the spread of COVID-19. However, modifications like appropriate distancing, ventilation, masking, and cleaning procedures can allow many children to express themselves creatively and make art through in-person activities.
To learn more about how WCC is mitigating the risks of contracting COVID-19, we encourage you to reference our “Stages of COVID-19 Response” document.