Fostering a child's natural gift for music and singing.

Promoting choral musicianship.
Sharing the joy of song with our neighbors.

Auditions for 2018-2019
Grades K - 6

August 23, 2018 - 4:30pm

September 6, 2018 - 4:30pm

Del Ray United Methodist Church

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Dr. Benjamin Hutchens is a native of Statesville, North Carolina. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Master of Music degree in violin performance from the University of Alabama and a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Furman University.
He is the Director of Music Ministries at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Alexandria.  At Westminster, he conducts a 60 voice adult choir, multiple handbell ensembles, a robust graded children's choir program, and serves as organist.
Ensembles under his direction have enjoyed a warm reception at national and international concerts and received top awards at the same.
Ben is a resident of Takoma Park.  When not making music, he enjoys travel, cooking, and sailing. 


Welcoming Benjamin Hutchens as our new Managing Artistic Director for the 2018-19 season!

Rehearsal Details:


  • Kindergarten & 1st Grade - 4-5 PM
  • 2nd & 3rd Grades - 4:30-6 PM
  • 4th, 5th, & 6th Grades - 4:30-6 PM

The Del Ray United Methodist Church, Lunceford Hall
100 East Windsor Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301

Class Details

Exposition LevelCantabile LevelRococo Level

Kindergarten & 1st Grade2nd & 3rd Grades4th, 5th, & 6th Grades
4:00 PMRepertoire

4:30 PMMusicianshipRepertoireRepertoire
5:00 PM
5:30 PM

Fall 2018 Semester

  • September 13 - December 6 (no rehearsal November 22)
  • December 8 (Saturday) - 2:00pm call time, 4:00pm concert
  • Fall community performance TBA

Winter/Spring Semester 2019

  • January 17 - May 16 (no rehearsal April 19 & 26)
  • May 18 (Saturday) - 2:00pm call time, 4:00pm concert
  • Spring community performance TBA

Age requirements:
We offer programs for children in 
Kindergarten through Grade 6

Please fill out our application form.

Tuition for September 2018 - May 2019 Season:
Kindergarten & 1st Grade - $200

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th Grades - $250
An additional cost of uniform and music approximately $30 per semester.

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