West Michigan Symphony Children's Choir


Upcoming Events:

  • Farm Bureau Convention, February 23, 2023, guest singers
  • Lumberjacks Game, March 25, 2023, guest singers, 7:00pm
  • Spring "Celebrating Glorious Music" Concert, Sunday, March 26, 2023, Frauenthal Theater, 6:00pm
  • Link Up Concerts, May 9, 2023, School Concerts at the Frauenthal Theater, Muskegon
  • New Member Auditions, May 23, 2023, call or email to schedule your audition
  • Summer Camp 2023, dates to be determined

New Member Auditions:

We are holding auditions for new members for the 2023-2024 choir season, on Tuesday May 23, 2023.  Any child ages 8-13 are welcome to audition.  No prior singing experience needed.  Please contact Karen VanderZanden, Director of Education, for more information and to schedule an audition time.

The West Michigan Symphony Children's Choir (WMSCC) is a high-quality choral group for children ages 8-13. The Children's Choir provides choral training and experience to school-aged children throughout West Michigan. The WMSCC performs at West Michigan Symphony concerts and independent concerts throughout the community.

The ensemble is directed by Mrs. Beth Slimko, an experienced music teacher and choral director. Mrs. Slimko currently directs the North Muskegon Public School choir program and is the vocal music specialist for elementary music.

Members are selected through an audition process held each spring and fall. Rehearsals take place Tuesday evenings at 6 pm at The Block, 360 W Western Ave, Muskegon, 2nd floor.

For more information or to support these programs, contact Karen Vander Zanden, Director of Education at 231.928.5738.

WMS Children's Choir Director Beth Slimko
Beth Slimko holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with dual concentrations in vocal and instrumental pedagogy from Butler University. She also holds a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Grand Valley State University. Additional studies include time with the Indianapolis Children’s Choir under the mentorship of Henry Leck, the Zoltan Kodaly Pedagogical Institute in Hungary and many years of advanced training in Education through Music with the Richards Institute. Ms. Slimko has also served as a clinician for Michigan Music Education Association events and Michigan State Vocal Music Association conferences as well as a Kindermusik instructor.


Robert A. and Clara Harrell Grace Fund
K. Wayne and Joyce Duylea Fund of the CFFMC