The ACT of CT Youth Choir is for young students, Grades 2-7, and will rehearse weekly on Monday afternoons, from 4:30 to 6pm at Ridgefield Academy. The Choir provides young singers the opportunity to learn proper and healthy singing technique, vocal music reading, and the art of singing in harmony, all while exploring choral repertoire of the highest quality, including folk and art music from around the world, as well as musical theatre repertoire. The Choir is led by Choral Director Deborah Penn (also the Lower School Music Teacher at Ridgefield Academy), and will perform a Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 14, at ACT of Connecticut. Each new student will receive an ACT Choir t-shirt for the concert.

The Choir is open to all children in grades 2-7. Children that fall outside the age guideline may be admitted at the discretion of the director. Please contact for further information. 



Mondays, 4:30-6pm at Ridgefield Academy
1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 and 4/6

Dress Rehearsal:

Monday, April 13, 4:30-6:30pm at ACT of Connecticut


Tuesday, April 14, 7pm at ACT of Connecticut (call time 6pm).

Please note the addition of a Tuesday to the schedule.


Tuition: $425

Scholarships are available; you may inquire at


Deborah Penn holds degrees in music education from Ithaca College and Queens College. She is currently the Preschool and Lower School Music Teacher at Ridgefield Academy, in Ridgefield, CT, where she teaches general music, choral singing, recorder, and an Orff program. From 1998-2007, Mrs. Penn taught in the Commack school district in Commack, NY, where she directed the 11th-12th grade Symphonic Band, 9th-12th grade Women’s Chorale, directed the pit orchestra for the high school musical productions, and was the assistant marching band director. She also taught 3rd-5th grade classroom music and directed a 4th Grade Chorus. Mrs. Penn has directed summer enrichment programs for elementary students in musical theater and drama. Prior to moving to Connecticut, Mrs. Penn lived in Randolph, NJ, where she taught music classes and music enrichment at a local Cooperative Preschool. Mrs. Penn is an accomplished clarinetist and pianist. She has served as a professional accompanist for choral groups, vocalists, and solo instrumentalists throughout the Tri-State area. Mrs. Penn currently resides in Ridgefield with her husband, and four boys.


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36 Old Quarry Road

Ridgefield, CT 06877

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