Encore Choral Retreat, June 2024
for singers aged 18+
Questions? Email Angela - development@sscchorus.org
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with Kirsten Oberoi, SSCC Founder & Artistic Director
and Matt Goldstein, Guest Artist
Kirsten Oberoi (she/her) is an inspiring choral educator and conductor, non-profit leader, speaker, singer, and composer. Kirsten founded the South Shore Children's Chorus in 2016 in her hometown of Quincy, MA, which has grown to serve over 200 singers in grades K-12 each year. Everywhere she teaches, conducts, speaks, writes, and presents, Kirsten champions the philosophy that singing should be natural, fun, and accessible to all who want to learn.
Matt Goldstein (he/him) is an award-winning vocal arranger, facilitator, singer/songwriter, and educator. Most recently, Matt founded Gaia Music Collective, an NYC-based community arts organization that facilitates free expression, community building with artistic peers, and connection with the powerful currents of music that flow in and around us all.


What you need to know before registering to participate!
How much is the fee to participate in Encore?
The Encore Program Fee is $150 per singer, as well as a donation of your choice to support an SSCC summer student.
Option 1: 1/4 Tuition Scholarship - $95 (total cost, $245)
Option 2: 1/2 Tuition Scholarship - $175 (total cost, $325)
Option 3: Full Tuition Scholarship - $345 (total cost, $495)

**note: all donations are tax-deductible, participants will be provided with a donation receipt
Who is Encore for?
The Encore Choral Retreat is geared for ANY adult 18+, including:
- SSCC Alumni & Parents
- Community chorus & professional singers looking for a fun way to give back
- Singers with high school or college experience looking for a short commitment to try it again
- Music educators
- Karaoke singers
- Shower singers
- Anyone looking for a fun way to meet new friends and connect with others, even if you've always wanted to sing in a choir, but have never tried.

....and so much more!
Do I need to audition to participate?
No! Encore is designed to be an accessible and enjoyable program for singers of all levels - beginners, intermediate, and advanced. Practice recordings will be sent in advance for singers who may learn better by ear.
I am unavailable to attend a portion of the program, can I still sign up?
At SSCC, community is of equal important to rehearsals. We do ask that should you participate as an Encore singer, that you are available for all of the events/activities including community meals, rehearsals, and gatherings. We encourage you to leave work a little bit early, or cancel that one small event to participate in this program in its fullest extent. It will be worth it!
What kind of music will we sing?
Encore will share inclusive programming using songs of many styles including; classical choral repertoire, acapella, folk songs, improv circle singing and more.
I really want to participate, but I can't afford it at this time.
Is there an option for me?
At SSCC, we never turn singers away who can not afford to participate. We hope that each participant can pay the minimum $150 program fee to cover expenses, and provide tiered fundraising options to support our students. Should you need financial assistance to participate, please email Encore's program administrator, Angela card at development@sscchorus.org.

Still have questions?

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Send an email to the Encore Program Administrator, Angela Card (development@sscchorus.org)
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