The Discovery Chorus provides a unique opportunity for third and fourth grade children to explore choral singing. Through the use of diverse, quality literature, singers will learn beginning choral techniques including breath control, unified natural tone, posture, rhythmic and melodic notation, and ensemble singing. Singers must demonstrate responsible behavior and individual commitment to a learning experience.
Discovery Chorus Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 4:15-5:45 at Ascension Lutheran Church
Wendy Cawthorne was born and raised in Central Point, OR. She has been an elementary school educator since 2002, and has taught second grade, general elementary music, and various choruses. She is the sole elementary music teacher in the Central Point school district and directs an all-district 4th/5th grade chorus. She has directed church adult and youth choirs, and has coordinated music for Vacation Bible Schools.
Wendy’s position as Rogue Valley Discovery Chorus Director completes a full circle for her. As a girl, she was an original member of the Children’s Chorus, the first RVYC choir founded over 3 decades ago. She has remained involved throughout the years in varying capacities. All three of her children either have sung or currently sing in the RVYC, and her mother-in-law sings in the RV Chorale.
Wendy holds a BA in Music and a Master of Arts in Teaching, both from Southern Oregon University. She resides in Central Point with her husband, 3 children, and 3 step-children.
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To watch Discovery Chorus singing Rainy Day Rhythm click here.
To watch Discovery Chorus singing You’re A Grand Old Flag click here.