The Courante Youth Chorus began their inaugural season in January of 2018. Young people in 3rd through 8th grades lift their voices in song as an example of friendship, unity, and musical excellence for the surrounding community in Southeast Missouri.
What's in a name?
Our chorus is called Courante to represent the region’s French heritage, the energy of our young singers, and the choir’s home base at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.
a French word, meaning “running”
A 16th century court dance, and the name of a movement from many suites written to accompany this dance
A group of young singers who use their passion for making music and their talents to make our world a better place.
Singers in Courante Youth Chorus will strengthen their music reading skill, their vocal ability, and contribute to the greater good of their region through music-based service and performance. At least two performances each semester allow singers to showcase their musical growth to friends, family and the surrounding community.
Interested in joining us?
We know you have what it takes...
3rd through 8th grade
Ability to match pitch
Demonstrated passion for working toward musical excellence
Commitment to attending all rehearsals and performances