Voice Works I & II
The Voice Works Program is a choral experience just for girls. This ensemble program is a fun, supportive, and non-competitive experience that develops healthy singing skills, teaches vocal technique, and builds self-confidence and teamwork. The program begins in Grade 3 and progresses through Grade 8, with opportunities for public performances at the School and in the Winchester community.
Voice Works I
For girls in Grades 3 - 5
Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 PM
In Voice Works I, students work to develop proper vocal technique and build musicianship skills. Music will include popular and classical styles with an emphasis on 2-part singing, rounds, and partner songs. Students are introduced to a variety of types of vocal music—choral, a cappella, opera, and musicals. The ability to sing on pitch is necessary. The final session of each semester will be a performance.
Voice Works II
For girls in Grade 6 - 8
Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 PM
Prerequisite: Voice Works I (or by audition)
Voice Works II builds upon skills learned in Voice Works I, but includes solo singing as well as ensemble singing. The students will be coached on stage deportment and audition techniques to help build presentation skills. An important aspect of the class is the opportunity for each singer to explore her voice in a supportive and noncompetitive environment. This ensemble is an excellent foundation for future vocal study and involvement in staged productions. The ability to sing on pitch is necessary. The final session of each semester will be a performance.
Fall session begins: The week of September 18, 2017
Tuition per semester (15 one-hour classes): $315, 10% discount for WCMS private lessons students. Full-year enrollment is expected.
Audition requirements: New students for Level I or II should be prepared to sing "America (My Country, 'Tis of Thee)" - music provided; match pitch; and perform simple rhythm patterns.
Placement auditions: Auditions for the 2017-2018 school year are being held Sunday, September 10, 2 - 4 pm and Wednesday, September 13 at 3 pm. Please submit an online inquiry below and follow the link to sign up for an audition timeslot, or contact us to make special arrangements.