WMS Children's Choir
Auditions for 2022-2023 Season
New member auditions will take place on Tuesday, September 9, 2022, by appointment
If you love to sing and are between the ages of 8-13 contact us for more information.
Make new friends, sing beautiful music, and join us for unique performance opportunities.
Call us for more information and to schedule an audition time. (231) 928-5738, Karen Vander Zanden, Director of Education.
2022-2023 Season Kick-Off Camp – Register Today!
All current and new members! We are ready to kick off the 22-23 season at beautiful Camp Henry in Newaygo on Monday, August 22, 2022. Transportation to and from camp is provided as well as numerous fun activities, including lunch and afternoon rehearsals. Submit the WMS Registration Form to reserve your spot. The cost is $30 for the day.
Fall Concert Date: Sunday November 20, 2022 6:00pm at The Block
22-23 season -Tuesday rehearsals begin on September 13, 2022, at 6 pm at The Block.
Returning members register for the new season now!
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