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.
Our 2013 scholarship winners:
On Saturday, June 1 and Sunday June 2, 2013, Choir of the Sound proudly awarded the 7th Annual Choir of the Sound Scholarship to Cassie Willock and Frances Steelquist.
Cassie graduated this past June from Shorewood High School in Shoreline. Throughout her education, she has competed at the local, regional, and national levels. Her director described Cassie as “one of the very finest sopranos [he has] ever taught at the hight school level”. This fall, Cassie will continue her music studies at Seattle’s Pacific Lutheran University. Congratulations, Cassie!
Frances Steelquist of Ballard High School is known as a multifaceted musician and leader in her community. An avid runner and mountain climber, Frances led the alto section of BHS’s Concert Choir. She also acted as section leader for the high school’s pep band and jazz band. Frances will also be pursuing music at Pacific Lutheran University this fall. Congratulations, Frances!
Choir of the Sound strongly believes that music and music education is a life-long activity. In that spirit, they established an annual tradition of presenting two local graduating seniors with $1,000 scholarships to help them continue their education. This academic year, the choir accepted applications from the Seattle, Shoreline, and Edmonds school districts.
Choir of the Sounds looks forward to continuing their tradition of performing holiday, classical, and popular music in the 2013/2014 season. We congratulate these young musicians, and wish them all the best as they prepare for their adventures at PLU.
Our past scholarship winners:
2012: Nathaniel Hendrix of Meadowdale High School and Charlianne Houser of Edmonds-Woodway High School
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 of Lynnwood High School and Cameron Hollingshead of Mountlake Terrace High School
2008: Chelsea Zappone of Meadowdale High School and Laura Hoover of Edmonds-Woodway High School
2007 (inaugural year): Lauren Oglesby of Shorewood High School and Nora Reikosky of Shorecrest High School