FAQ

About Spirito

How can I apply for Financial Assistance or a Scholarship?


Please submit a financial assistance application to cfitzsimmons@spiritosingers.org prior to registration. If you’d like to apply for a full-tuition scholarship, your student will need to complete the scholarship supplement in addition to their financial assistance application. Financial assistance is awarded on a sliding scale and on a first-come, first-served basis. Please visit our Scholarships and Financial Assistance page for more information.




What is the Withdrawal and Refund Policy?


If a singer needs to withdraw from a Spirito ensemble before the end of the semester, the following refund policy will apply: Singers withdrawing before the first rehearsal will receive a full tuition refund, minus any registration and processing fees. Singers withdrawing before the third week of rehearsals will receive a 50% tuition refund. Singers withdrawing after the third week of rehearsals will not receive any refund. Singers withdrawing on payment plans are subject to the above deadlines. Registration fees are non-refundable.




What is the tuition and do I need to register for the entire season?


Bravura
$850/season
$500/single semester

Ragazze
$750/season
$450/single semester
Although the majority of singers sing with us for the entire season, a singer may register for just one semester if they have an unmovable commitment in the Fall or Spring. Enrollment for a single semester requires approval from Artistic Director. Please contact Carling FitzSimmons at cfitzsimmons@spiritosingers.org.





Registration and Tuition Payments

How can I apply for Financial Assistance or a Scholarship?


Please submit a financial assistance application to cfitzsimmons@spiritosingers.org prior to registration. If you’d like to apply for a full-tuition scholarship, your student will need to complete the scholarship supplement in addition to their financial assistance application. Financial assistance is awarded on a sliding scale and on a first-come, first-served basis. Please visit our Scholarships and Financial Assistance page for more information.




What is the Withdrawal and Refund Policy?


If a singer needs to withdraw from a Spirito ensemble before the end of the semester, the following refund policy will apply: Singers withdrawing before the first rehearsal will receive a full tuition refund, minus any registration and processing fees. Singers withdrawing before the third week of rehearsals will receive a 50% tuition refund. Singers withdrawing after the third week of rehearsals will not receive any refund. Singers withdrawing on payment plans are subject to the above deadlines. Registration fees are non-refundable.




What is the tuition and do I need to register for the entire season?


Bravura
$850/season
$500/single semester

Ragazze
$750/season
$450/single semester
Although the majority of singers sing with us for the entire season, a singer may register for just one semester if they have an unmovable commitment in the Fall or Spring. Enrollment for a single semester requires approval from Artistic Director. Please contact Carling FitzSimmons at cfitzsimmons@spiritosingers.org.





Uniforms

What is the Ragazze Formal Uniform?


Ragazze singers may choose to wear either the uniform gown or the uniform separates for their formal uniform. GOWN
Ragazze black gown (available in youth sizes and adult sizes) hemmed to tea-length (3-4 inches below the knee). Solid black tights for winter; bare legs or nude hose for spring. Solid black dress shoes or black character shoes (minimal heel), minimal jewelry, hair styled away from the face.

SEPARATES
Black velvet top and palazzo pants, hemmed to the floor. Solid black dress shoes or black character shoes (minimal heel), minimal jewelry, hair styled away from the face.




What is the Bravura Formal Uniform?


Bravura singers may choose to wear either the gown or separates for their formal uniform. GOWN
Bravura black gown (available in youth sizes and adult sizes) hemmed to the floor. Gold sash (purchased through Spirito). Solid black dress shoes or black character shoes (minimal heel), minimal jewelry, hair styled away from the face.

SEPARATES
Black velvet top and palazzo pants, hemmed to the floor. Gold sash (purchased through Spirito). Solid black dress shoes or black character shoes (minimal heel), minimal jewelry, hair styled away from the face.




What is the Ragazze and Bravura Informal Uniform?


Ragazze and Bravura singers wear the same informal uniform. The Spirito T-shirt can be purchased through the Spirito office.

UNIFORM
Spirito T-shirt, solid blue jeans (no rips or embellishments), sneakers, minimal jewelry, hair styled away from the face.




What is the Men of Spirito Formal Uniform?


Black suit, white dress shirt, black dress shoes, gold striped Spirito tie (or as agreed upon by the ensemble director and singers)




What is the Men of Spirito Informal Uniform?


Spirito polo, black or khaki slacks, black or brown shoes




How do I order my uniform?


Beginning in the 2021-2022 season, singers in the Ragazze and Bravura ensembles will have two formal uniform options. Either option is acceptable for formal performances such as our winter and spring concerts, service Sundays, and when performing on tour. Singers are responsible for purchasing and maintaining their own uniforms. Please make sure to measure your child for the correct fit. Uniform ordering information and links can be found in the Uniform FAQ for the desired ensemble. Singers will also purchase an informal uniform t-shirt. This shirt will be worn at informal performances such as service events, sporting games, and other community performances. Please contact the Spirito office to order a t-shirt. Men of Spirito are responsible for providing their own suit and shirt. Ties are provided by Spirito.




I already have a formal Bravura gown. Can I continue to wear it?


Yes! If you are happy with your Bravura gown, you may keep it to use for the remainder of your time in Spirito. When you leave Bravura, you can either keep your gown, offer it for sale to new singers or donate it back to the ensemble for future generations of singers to wear.




Does Spirito Singers have any uniforms in stock?


Yes. Spirito has a small stock of gently-used formal uniforms that singers can purchase at a discount. Singers are welcome to try on the uniforms to find a good fit. Please contact Carling FitzSimmons at cfitzsimmons@spiritosingers.org or Stephanie DiMarco at sdimarco@spiritosingers.org to schedule a fitting.





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