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Ariel Children’s Chorus

Judith Cavendish Voice & Piano

Judith Cavendish
Choral Director

Ariel Children’s Chorus
Judith Cavendish,
Choral Director

$100 Tuition per Semester
14 weeks starting September
Thursdays at 4:00 pm
Recitals to be announced

Open to children ages 6-12

Please contact Ms. Cavendish by
phoning 443-204-5312,
or email at

The Ohio Valley Symphony is pleased to announce the formation of the Ariel Children’s Chorus for children ages 6 through 12 (exception to this age limit may be made for exceptionally engaged students only upon approval from the Choral Director). Enrollment in the Fall 2014 Semester will be open until September 30, 2014. Parents must attend an enrollment meeting where information and consent forms will be distributed.  A group audition will also be held at this meeting.  Auditions are for pitch recognition and to check ranges.

In addition to musical instruction, the children will be taught life skills necessary for successful learning and performances. An emphasis will be placed on punctuality, self-confidence, appropriate dress and grooming, responsibility, interpersonal skills and how to behave respectfully.Ariel Children's Chorus

Choral Director Judith Cavendish, a Huntington native, received her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in voice from Marshall University, and completed her doctoral studies at WVU’s Creative Arts Center in 2000. Her principal teachers were Margaret Hoswell of the Manhattan School of Music and Peter Lightfoot at WVU. She also studied choral conducting with Kathleen Shannon, WVU’s Director of Choral Activities, and piano with Kristina Suter of Columbia, MD.

Her early performing experience was with the WV Opera Theater in Charleston, where she appeared in roles as diverse as Rosina in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA and Cio-cio-san in MADAMA BUTTERFLY. She was a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, a Willliam Matheus Sullivan Foundation Award winner, and made her national operatic debut with Atlanta Lyric Opera as Senta in DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER. Also an accomplished concert singer and recitalist, she has toured with Pittsburgh’s American Wind Symphony, appeared in England at the Aldeburgh Festival as a Lieder recitalist, as MESSIAH soloist with the Washington Bach Consort, as Filia in Carissimi’s JEPTHE at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival and soprano soloist in John Rutter’s GLORIA with the Handel Choir of Baltimore. Cavendish was the featured soloist at The Ohio Valley Symphony’s inaugural performance at the Ariel Theatre.

Her teaching experience has included voice at Marshall, voice, music theory and opera workshop at the University of Charleston, and voice and opera workshop at WVU as Robert Thieme’s graduate assistant. For the past 10 years she has been a member of the voice faculty of Howard County Community College in Columbia, MD, where she conducted the HCC Singers, the Children’s Choir, and was a member of the voice faculty of the Little Patuxent Opera Institute.

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