Children's Choirs

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 fifth 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.

Sunday Rehearsals are from 4:00-4:45 and Wednesday Rehearsals are from 6:30-7:15. If you would like to participate in Children’s Choir Recording projects, please attend one rehearsal a week! You are more than welcome to attend both Zoom rehearsals as well for extra musical help.

Children's choirs (Cherub and Carol) are currently meeting on Zoom in the Children's Ministry Zoom Room (same link as Children's Sunday School). For Zoom details, email Patrick Pauloski or Ann VanMeter.

Because of the Coronavirus, children are not currently singing during Sunday worship services, but our children are still a vital part of worship at Second! The children's choir will be producing pre-recorded music videos for the following Sundays:

  • February 21,
  • March 28 (Palm Sunday), and
  • May 9 (Mother's Day).

Spring 2021 Rehearsal Schedule

  • Sunday, January 31 at 4 p.m. on Zoom
  • Wednesday, February 3 at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom
  • Sunday, February 7, NO REHEARSAL (Super Bowl)
  • Wednesday, February 10, NO REHEARSAL, Come to CFM Family Trivia at 6:30!
  • Sunday, February 14 at 4 p.m. on Zoom
  • Wednesday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom
  • Sunday, February 21, 4 p.m. on Zoom
  • Wednesday, February 24, 6:30 p.m. on Zoom
  • Sunday, February 28, 4 p.m. on Zoom
  • Wednesday, March 3, 6:30 p.m. on Zoom
  • Saturday, March 6, 2-4 p.m., RECORDING SESSION FOR PALM SUNDAY
  • Wednesday, March 10, 6:30 p.m. on Zoom
  • Sunday, March 14, 4 p.m. on Zoom
  • Wednesday, March 17, 6:30 p.m. on Zoom
  • Sunday, March 21, 4 p.m. on Zoom
  • Wednesday, March 24, 6:30 p.m. on Zoom
  • Sunday, March 28, 4 p.m. on Zoom
  • Wednesday, March 31, NO REHEARSAL, CFM "Walk Through Holy Week" on Zoom at 6:30!
  • Sunday, April 4, NO REHEARSAL (Easter Day!)
  • Wednesday, April 7, 6:30 p.m. on Zoom
  • Sunday, April 11, 4 p.m. on Zoom
  • Wednesday, April 14, 6:30 p.m. on Zoom 
  • Sunday, April 18, 4 p.m. on Zoom
  • Wednesday, April 21, 6:30 p.m. on Zoom
  • Sunday, April 25, 4 p.m. on Zoom
  • Wednesday, April 28, 6:30 p.m. on Zoom
  • Sunday, May 2, 4 p.m. on Zoom
  • Wednesday, May 5, 6:30 p.m. on Zoom
  • Sunday, May 9, NO REHEARSAL (Mother’s Day)

Cherub Choir
For children, age 4-1st grade

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.

Carol Baker, director

Carol Choir
For children, grades 2-5

Children develop musical skills in music reading, notation, rhythmic and vocal training, and ensemble skills like part-singing, tuning and blending. Children will enhance their understanding of the power of music to express feelings, tell stories, and call people to Christian discipleship. Additionally, children will learn specific age-appropriate hymns focusing on theological, historical and cultural aspects and what they mean.

Patrick Pauloski, director

For more information, or to sign up, please contact the Music and Fine Arts department at MFA@Secondchurch.org, or (317) 253-6461, ext. 309, or Register a Child or Serve as a Volunteer here:


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    Carol U. Baker
    Cherub Choir Director
    (317) 253-6461

    Cherub Choir Director

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

    From cultivating community partnerships to writing innovative cross-disciplinary curriculum, Carol Baker enjoys serving the Central Indiana community as a leader, follower and cheerleader. As an arts education and non-profit management specialist, Ms. Baker has served in leadership and program management roles for Indianapolis Symphony, The Center for the Performing Arts, Indianapolis Opera and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and as a consultant for organizations like Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Indianapolis Symphony, Actors Theatre of Indiana, and Carmel Education Foundation.

    A Creative Renewal Fellow of the Arts Council of Indianapolis (2006) and graduate of Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Class of XXX (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 and French minor from University of Louisville. She has served on the boards of Motus Dance Theatre, American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis, Indiana Coalition for the Arts and as co-chair of the American Symphony Orchestra League's National Education and Community Directors Leadership Team.

    An advocate for arts learning and early childhood development, Ms. Baker trained with teaching artists through Lincoln Center Institute in New York and studied with Dr. John Feierabend to earn a "First Steps in Music" certification. Before moving to Indianapolis in 2000, she worked for Actors Theatre of Louisville, taught elementary music for the Archdiocese of Louisville and performed with Kentucky Opera.

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    Patrick Pauloski
    Director of Youth and Children's Music
    (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.