Choir of the Sound strives to be an active member of the community beyond its concert performances.
We seek to give back to our community primarily through outreach performances in various venues and through our Rose Scholarship, which encourages young high school singers to keep music in their lives.
Beyond Choir of the Sound’s regular season performances, COTS singers perform at many other community venues and events, including sporting events such as Seattle Mariners, Seattle Sounders, Seattle Thunderbirds, and Everett Aquasox games, local arts festivals such as the Shoreline Arts Festival and the Bothell Arts Festival, and special events such as the Argosy Christmas Ship cruises. Small groups are also available to perform at private events or parties. If you are interested in having Choir of the Sound sing at an event, please email us, or call us at 206-528-9990.
Choir of the Sound’s major community outreach activity revolves around its annual Rose Senior Scholarship Award. The goal of this award is to encourage graduating seniors from North King County and South Snohomish County high school choirs to make music an ongoing part of their lives through college and beyond. Choir of the Sound believes strongly that singing and producing wonderful music is a lifelong endeavor and wants to encourage students to continue this pursuit long after high school. Partial proceeds from our annual spring raffle provide support for this award, which is given out annually at the choir’s Pops concerts in June.
Here is some information on our 2012 scholarship winners:
Nathaniel Hendrix -
Nathaniel Hendrix of Meadowdale High School has been involved with choral music since starting with Seattle Children’s Chorus at age 6. He has won awards and competitions at all levels, both as a tenor and as a trumpet player. Nathaniel will be studying music education at St. Olaf in the fall.
Charlianne Houser -
Charlianne Houser has performed with Seattle Children’s Chorus as well as with three different groups at Edmonds-Woodway High School. Along with being an accomplished jazz vocalist, Charlianne started a children’s choir at a homeless shelter and has taught the children’s choir at church. She plans to continue her involvement with music at the college level, perhaps including a music minor.
Here is a list of our past scholarship winners:
2011: Sara Alkhedairy of Meadowdale High School and Grey Larson of Edmonds-Woodway High School
2010: John Vogel of Lynnwood High School and Lauren Sweeten of Shorewood High School
2009: Victoria Forslund from Lynnwood High School and Cameron Hollingshead from Mountlake Terrace High School
2008: Chelsea Zappone from Meadowdale High School and Laura Hoover from Edmonds-Woodway High School
2007 (inaugural year): Lauren Oglesby from Shorewood High School and Nora Reikosky from Shorecrest High School