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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.

Children's choirs (Cherub and Carol) meet on Sunday mornings during the 11:00 a.m. service (following “Time With Children” in the worship service) September through May.


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.

Brianna Holt, 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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    Brianna Holt
    Children's Music Director
    (317) 253-6461

    Children's Music Director

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

    Brianna Holt is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated from North Central High School in 2013 and was a member and co-president of the top choir, the Counterpoints. Brianna received a Bachelor of Music Education from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in 2017, with minors in Conducting and Theatre & Drama. Throughout her college career, she studied voice under the direction of Jane Dutton and Marietta Simpson. Brianna will also receive a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance this spring with the completion of her senior recital!

    During much of her time in college, she was a section leader in the choir at First Presbyterian Church in Martinsville, Indiana. For 2017-2018, Brianna was the Director of Choirs at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis. She traveled to Greece this summer to sing in the annual Festival of the Aegean with the Second Presbyterian Sanctuary Choir of Indianapolis. Brianna performed as the soprano soloist in the “Music of the Night” Concerts at Crown Hill Cemetery. During the show choir season, she worked with the Counterpoints and Descants choirs at North Central High School. She is also the Children’s Choir Director at Second Presbyterian Church and the Music Worship Leader at the Together@5 evening service.