Girls Chorus

This choir is for developing singers, emphasizing two-part harmony, healthy vocal technique, solfege sight singing and theory, staging, choreography, and performance. A theory packet of homework will be assigned to further develop measurable skills at an individual level. Students will develop their skills as they explore a variety of music including art songs, folk songs, spirituals, holiday, pop and Broadway music. Note this choir will perform sacred as well secular Christmas music in the December concert. Regular attendance and commitment are required to be in this choir.

Girls Chorus is for developing singers in 6th-12th grade. Home school students welcome.

Auditions Required:

Students have the option of singing a prepared solo or singing My Country Tis of Thee alone or in a group. This is an evaluation time for pitch matching and memory where tone characteristics and experience are noted.

There is no sight reading required. No previous experience is necessary.

Rehearsals:

Our program is designed to be the length of each school year. Rehearsals are one hour per week at the Marjorie Stewart Senior Center, 21907 Southwest Sherwood Boulevard, Sherwood, OR 97140.

Tuition:

Tuition is $325 for this choir for the whole school year. All students will also need to purchase a Choir Polo Shirt (approx. $15) which is the same for all choirs and can be reused each year if properly maintained and if it still fits.

Planned Performances:

VPA strives to give participants many opportunities to perform. Our Christmas Concert is held in December and our Spring Benefit Concert is held in May. Additional performances are planned for October and February.

Director:

Melissa Albert

Additional Instructor:

Nicole Burgess

Girls Chorus will continue to have movement to some of their songs, but will not be choreographed. Dance Technique/Foundations is an optional dance class that will focus on healthy technique and skills.