About Shout For Joy

Shout For Joy has been a fixture in the Goshen community for over four decades. This remarkable ensemble offers students the chance to perform on the phenomenal Sauder stage three times a year, including Goshen College’s acclaimed Festival of Carols. Shout For Joy blends musical artistry with a supportive music education experience. Participants in grades 6-8 sing a variety of repertoire, often in multiple parts with a focus on good tone production and valuable musicianship skills. Shout For Joy and its director Sandy Hill offer students an unforgettable musical experience that will carry them far into the future!

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Age: For children in grades 6-8.

Rehearsals: Mondays from 7:00-8:15 p.m. starting Monday, January 8, 2024.

Rehearsal Location: Goshen College Music Center – Choir Room, MC 153.

Cost: $100/semester. Financial aid available. 

2023-24 Performances

  • Fall Concert: Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 4:00 pm in Sauder Concert Hall.
  • A Festival of Carols: Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 7:30 pm; Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 4:00 pm.
  • Spring Concert: Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 7:00 pm in Sauder Concert Hall.

Sandy Hill, director

Shout for Joy director Sandy Hill holds a music education degree from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire and a master of music degree in vocal performance from the University of Texas at Austin. She has taught private vocal instruction in the Goshen community since moving here with her family in 1999, and before that at the Wausau (Wisc.) Conservatory of Music. She has performed on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Live from the Elvehjem and has appeared in a variety of musical and operatic roles. She was chosen as an intern to participate in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Internship Program at Penn State University with master teacher Jean Westerman Gregg. Sandy has taught voice with the CSA since 2003 and has directed Shout for Joy since 2008. Shout for Joy has performed with the South Bend Symphony in Requiem of the Innocent by Jorge Muñiz and most recently with the Goshen High School choirs in John Rutter’s Mass of the Children.