The Children’s Choir School at Second Presbyterian Church offers a comprehensive music curriculum that encourages the spiritual and artistic growth of children age four through eighth grade. Children receive instruction in music reading, notation, rhythmic and vocal training, and ensemble skills like part-singing, tuning and blending. In addition, children deepen their familiarity with scripture and worship. Skills developed in Choir School lead to a lifetime enjoyment of praising God through music.


(Age 4 through 1st grade)
Rehearsals: Sundays; during 10 AM worship, Room 112
Meets August through May.

This playful approach to music learning will help children reach their potentials in singing, vocabulary development and motor skills while developing an understanding of church music and worship participation. Children will discover worship as a place where people express love for God and experience the Bible, its stories and people as a part of their everyday lives.

Director: Carol Baker


(Grades 2-8)
Rehearsals: Sundays; during 10 AM worship, Choir Room
Meets August through May.

Building on the foundational skills learned in Cherub Choir, Carol Choir singers further develop skills in music literacy, vocal technique, and ensemble all while learning what it means to be leaders and participants in worship.

Director: Patrick Pauloski

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    Carol U. Baker
    Cherub Choir Director and Fine Arts Coordinator
    (317) 253-6461

    Cherub Choir Director and Fine Arts Coordinator

    (317) 253-6461 | CBaker@SecondChurch.org

    An advocate for arts learning and early childhood development, Carol Baker has trained with teaching artists through Lincoln Center Institute in New York, studied with Dr. John Feierabend to earn a "First Steps in Music" certification, and participated in multiple study groups through the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs (Boston).

    A Creative Renewal Fellow of the Arts Council of Indianapolis (2006) and graduate of Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership (2005), Ms. Baker holds a Master of Public Affairs from IUPUI’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs with a certificate in negotiation and mediation, and a Bachelor of Music Education with a French minor from University of Louisville. Ms. Baker has had an arts-filled career having worked with organizations like the largest employer of full-time artists in the state of Indiana, Indianapolis Symphony, and a Tony Award®-winning regional theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville.

    She has also performed for Kentucky Opera, Music Theatre Louisville, Indianapolis Opera, The Artists’ Studio, among others.

    In addition to Second Presbyterian, Ms. Baker proudly serves Butler University.

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    Patrick Pauloski
    Director of Youth and Children's Music and Second Winds
    (317) 253-6461

    Director of Youth and Children's Music

    (317) 253-6461 | PPauloski@SecondChurch.org

    Patrick Lewis Pauloski received the master degree in choral conducting from Butler University, studying with Eric Stark, John Perkins, and Michelle L. Louer. He also holds a Bachelor of Music in voice, magna cum laude, from Luther College, Decorah, IA. Pauloski, an Indianapolis native, was previously the Conducting Fellow of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, a unique fellowship that exists between the chorus and master of choral conducting program at Butler University.

    Pauloski’s choral experience began when he joined the Indianapolis Children’s Choir and sang under the direction of Henry Leck and Joshua Pedde. While a student at Luther College, he sang in the Nordic Choir under the direction of Allen Hightower III. Until Fall of 2020, he served as staff bass at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, Indiana. He is an active member of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, as well as Circle City Chamber Choir–C4, which produces an annual summer choral concert as well as making other appearances throughout the Indianapolis area year-round.

    Pauloski has taught pre-K through eighth grade general music in the Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis and was on the teaching faculty of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir from 2017-2018. He is excited to join the Music and Fine Arts staff in creating worship and performance opportunities for youth musicians.