To register your child(ren) for the Fall 2023 semester, click
here to access the registration form. You may type directly into the form using Adobe Acrobat Reader, save the file using the download
icon in the upper right corner, and email to YouthMusic@stjames-cathedral.org
(a link to pay online will then be emailed to you), or print out and mail with payment to the address on the form.
Registration is ongoing throughout the semester. Fall semester runs from September through January, and Spring semester from
February through June.
There is a $150 tuition fee assessed for each child per semester, and financial aid scholarships are available for all
families with need. No one is turned away based on need. A 20% tuition discount is being given to all applications
received by September 30, 2023.
Singers are not required to be Catholic or members of the parish—all are welcome to apply. All choristers must
be prepared to sing at all scheduled liturgies, concerts, and attend all rehearsals to the best of their ability.
New choristers are requested to complete a short "meet and greet" interview by telephone or Zoom with Ms. Stacey Sunde,
Director of the Youth Music Program before registering. To schedule an interview, call the Youth Music Office at
206-382-4876 or send an email to
and we will put you in touch with Ms. Sunde.
Do you have a child who loves to sing or wants to learn? Choral singing is not just about music
it builds social skills, community, friendships, and cooperation in addition to making music to the glory of God.
St. James is proud to be home to a renowned youth music program.
Jubilate!, the Cathedral's ensemble for young women of high school
age, usually sings at the noon Mass on the third Sunday of the month as well as various special liturgies and occasional Vespers.
Jubilate! rehearses on Mondays from 4:45-6:45pm.
Fratres, meaning brothers, is a new ensemble the Cathedral is opening
to all young men with changing and changed voices (middle school through high school). Fratres offers an engaging, creative,
and safe space to make music at the highest level for the changing adolescent voice. Fratres rehearses on Mondays from
4:45-6:45pm. Ms. Stacey Sunde, Director of Youth Music; Mr. Jacob Malpocker, conductor.
The Schola Cantorum choir, for girls' and boys' unchanged
treble voices in grades 3–8, provides the music at the noon "First Sunday Youth Celebrations," the 5:30 Christmas Eve
Vigil, and various archepiscopal liturgies. Schola Cantorum rehearses on Thursdays from 4:30-6:30pm. Ms. Stacey Sunde,
conductor; Mrs. Emily Pontén-May, conductor.
The Seraphim Choir, a training choir for children grades 1–3, gives an opportunity for younger singers to gain valuable
musicianship skills while being mentored by their older peers. Families are encouraged to attend First Sundays so Seraphs can observe choral
responsibilities during mass while worshipping with their families. Twice a year, Seraphim Choir joins their peers in Youth Music Program
choral celebrations. Seraphim Choir rehearses on Thursdays from 4:30-6:00pm. Ms. Angela Petrucci, conductor.