Westside Folk & Gospel Choir

Join the choir

Consider joining the Westside Community Folk & Gospel Choir! Our rehearsals are Monday nights at 6:30 PM at United Methodist Church (250 California St, Santa Cruz). Our first rehearsal in Spring 2024 will be on Monday, January 29.

  • If you're interested in joining us, but you're not sure... attend our first rehearsal of the semester-- no strings attached!

  • No audition or experience necessary. The choir is made up of singers of all levels--from true beginners to veteran musicians.

  • The choir is a course at Cabrillo College designed for members of the community. The focus of each semester is to prepare a beautiful concert of music. By interacting with the selected repertoire and carefully developed lessons, students develop their vocal technique, musicianship, and performance skills. At the end, we present a fantastic concert that is open to the public.

  • If you don't want college credit, register for MUS 539; students pay only the materials fee. If you DO want college credit, register for MUS 39; students pay both tuition and materials fee.

  • Have any questions? Contact the director

How to sign up

Step 1. Apply to the college

Note: Students who took a class at Cabrillo in one of the previous two semesters can skip this step (remember that summer counts as a semester).

Applying to Cabrillo College is easy and straightforward. Visit the Apply/Register section of the Cabrillo College website and apply to the college. After you submit the application, it takes approximately 1 business day for it to be approved. When you receive a welcome email from Cabrillo, that means you're ready to register for the class.

Step 2. Register for the class

Follow this step-by-step guide to registering for the choir and paying your fees. ⚠️ If the first week of class has passed, you will need an add authorization from the instructor in order to register. In that case, email the instructor with your full name and student ID number. Follow the steps in the Student Add Authorization Guide.

More help
If you find yourself getting stuck...

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Contact us

Still need help? Reach out to the instructor or contact the college welcome center.

A video walkthrough