St. maries Children's Chorus

The St. Maries  Children’s Chorus, formerly known as Chesapeake Children's Chorus, is founded with a vision of uniting Southern Maryland youth through singing.  Operating as the children’s branch of the local adult choir St. Maries Musica, SMCC is an auditioned vocal ensemble that meets weekly to provide musically-interested students with a unique choral education.  Admission is open for youth age 7 and up in the Tri-County Area.


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Check the upcoming concerts page for SMCC concerts this Fall..  

2017 Blue Crabs game video!

CCC  again performed  the National Anthem at a Blue Crabs baseball game on June 4, 2018.  HERE is the 2018 video.



2018 Fall auditions for St. Maries Children's Chorus will be held Wednesday, September 12, 2018 and Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Oakville Elementary School between 6:00 and 8:00 pm.  If you are interested in auditioning for SMCC, please click on the SMCC AUDITIONS BOX below.  Thank you for your interest.  We look forward to meeting you!



New and returning singers must complete the SMCC Singer Registration form at the beginning of the fall semester.  Please click on the SMCC SINGER REGISTRATION box below.


Please use the PAY SMCC DUES box to pay the SMCC tuition at the beginning of each season if you didn't use the link in the registration process or in the spring for returning singers.



Students are expected to be present at all rehearsals on their assigned dates and times.  Parents must notify the artistic director of any missed rehearsals in advance in writing at  Students are allowed two excused, and two unexcused absences.  Any other rehearsals missed are subject to possible testing on sections that were covered during rehearsals that were missed.  The director will email parents in advance if rehearsals are postponed or cancelled.  The director also will not schedule additional rehearsals once the Spring 2018 schedule has been finalized.  Students who miss the two final dress rehearsals prior to our concert, may not be able to perform on May 2.
Absence Forms

Absence Forms will be now handled online through the St. Maries Choral Arts website.  Absence Forms will be on the Parents page of the SMCC Page and can be found at  Click on the SMCC ABSENCE button to record an absence.  Absence Forms will be forwarded to Mr. E. 



A letter from the director


Welcome St. Maries Children’s Chorus Singers!




I’m Carl Ellinwood, and I’m excited to be the new artistic director for SMCC, formerly Chesapeake Children's Chorus.  I’m looking forward to making music with you in both a fun, learning, and creative environment.  I hope this experience allows you to enhance your musical abilities, and gives you opportunities to make new friends and experiences. 


Throughout our rehearsals, we’ll be learning various repertoire where students will learn how to practice music, and how to use such skills in a performance.  Each rehearsal will consist of working on singing skills, musical rhythm, composition, and even musical games.  Such skills will allow students future opportunities throughout their career on local, and state wide levels.


While rehearsals will be a fun experience for students, I do ask students to practice material that is covered during rehearsals, so they are prepared to grow as our upcoming concerts approach.  This will help build students’ confidence, and allow them to go above and beyond in being the best musicians they can be.  I’m confident that this experience will provide students lots of opportunities not just in music, but to work as a team, in creating music in a community. 


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at  Also check out our Facebook page at  and follow us on Twitter .  Parents are also more than welcome to attend rehearsals to be a part of the experience. 


I look forward to making wonderful music!




Carl Ellinwood

Artistic Director

Chesapeake Children’s Chorus!



Meet the...

NEW DIRECTOR, Carl Ellinwood

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Practice Recordings

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