New Member FAQ

When are rehearsals?

STS rehearses on Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, September through mid-June

Where are rehearsals?

STS rehearses at the Linwood Center, 3421 Martha Bush Dr., Ellicott City, MD 20143

How often does STS perform?

We perform about 12 times each season, usually every other weekend from October through June, with a break in late December and January. We schedule shows on Saturdays and Sundays only, although the time of day can vary.

Where does STS perform?

We perform in and around Howard County, at libraries, senior centers, nursing and assisted living facilities, retirement communities, and more! About a third of our performances are open to the public, the rest are for residents of the venue only.

Is there a membership fee?

The initial Membership fee is $50; dues are $20 a month for the 10-month season. This pays for sheet music, rehearsal space, sound equipment, and more.

Wow, that’s a lot of music! Do I have to learn it all at once?

Absolutely not! New members are encouraged to learn just one or two songs at a time. For private performances, you may hold your sheet music in a black folder.

How do I learn the music?

You will be given access to the STS Google drive where learning tracks for each voice part of every song in our current repertoire are available.

I want to audition, what is my next step?

Contact Membership Chair Sarah Love at to schedule an audition.

I’m not sure I’m ready to audition yet, who can I talk to if I have questions?

Contact Membership Chair Sarah Love at she’s happy to answer any questions.