About The Conductor
Chris Dobson holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Oregon. He grew up in Eugene, participating in school choirs, the Oregon Children’s Choir and the Oregon Bach Festival Youth Choral Academy. At the University of Oregon, Chris sang in the University Singers, the Chamber Choir and On the Rocks (the University of Oregon’s male a cappella group). Chris was the 2005 recipient of the Max D. Risinger Award for Excellence in Choral Music Education. As an active local musician, he conducts and sings with various choirs throughout the performance season. He has also served as clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor for various Oregon choral festivals such as the 2016 International Championship of Collegiate Acappella Northwest Semifinals and the 2013 Oregon Children’s Choir Festival. Chris currently teaches choir at South Eugene High School and Spencer Butte Middle School, directs the Oregon Boychoir and Outburst Acappella, and sings with the nationally-recognized contemporary acappella group, Rezonate. He is also an active composer and arranger, having won the best original arrangement award at the Northwest Harmony Sweepstakes competition in March of 2009.
6th – 8th grade boys About the Boychoir. The Oregon Boychoir is Eugene’s premier community choir for boys entering grades 6 through 8. Keeping with their three main goals of Performance, Enrichment and Respect, they learn and perform an eclectic repertoire including classical, contemporary and popular music. The boys learn how to adapt to their changing voices in an accepting, challenging and stimulating environment. Given many chances to perform, the singers develop confidence and a sense of pride as they work as a team to achieve what would be impossible individually. The Boychoir year crescendos to an unforgettable annual performance tour to destinations such as California, Washington and Oregon where the boys share their love of singing with others on a global scale.
Specific attendance requirements will be discussed at the parent meetings. Choristers must attend all choir events listed on the master schedule including:
- The Boychoir rehearses once per week on Mondays from 5:15 pm to 7:15 pm. Additional rehearsals may be scheduled at the director’s discretion.
- All absences must be excused by calling or emailing the director or parent volunteers.
- Fall Retreat with Performance – October
- Winter Concert – December
- Spring Event – March
- Finale Concert – May
- Summer Performance Tour 4-7 days, usually in June directly after Eugene School District 4J dismisses for summer vacation.
Register for Boychoir CLICK HERE
The Oregon Children’s Choir is a non-profit organization. Its operating expenses, which include music, conductor’s salaries, and rehearsal space, are funded by chorister tuition. Tour costs and payment expectations will be presented at the parent meeting.
- Tuition for the upcoming season, September through June, is $450
- Choral Uniforms – Black dress shirt, black pants, black shoes, black belt, white t-shirt and black socks. Total cost will be around $40, to be determined in the fall.
- T-shirt – $15
- Oregon Children’s Choral Festival – $15
- Summer Performance Tour – From $200-$700 depending on the trip
PO Box 11007, Eugene OR 97440.
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We offer discounts for families with more than one child enrolled with OCC. The discount is 25% off the second child’s tuition, and 50% off per chorister for any additional siblings. Discount is taken from the lower tuition(s). Note: Pay each chorister’s full tuition and the appropriate discount will be applied towards your chorister’s trip cost.
We offer several need based scholarships. Please ask for a scholarship application with your registration materials.
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