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Our Program

Program Highlights

  • During the school year each child attends two of the 15 weekly small-group rehearsals. During the summer, the six-week, full-day summer learning program on the Swarthmore College campus includes arts, academics, and athletics.
  • Each student receives grade-appropriate instruction in music education with emphasis on sightreading, understanding theory, hearing and singing harmony, appreciating musical artistry, learning and performing classical music.
  • Advanced performers sing classical masterworks with Swarthmore College Chorus and Media Chamber Chorale.
  • Piano, theory, and composition lessons are given to advanced musicians.
  • 10-12 community-wide concerts are held each year in the Delaware Valley.


Swim Program

Summer 2017 was the third year that the Chester Children's Chorus offers swim lessons for children in grades 3, 4, & 5.  Local volunteers and Swarthmore staff were delighted by the progress that the children achieved in our first three summers.