Boulder Valley Youth Chamber Choir
Boulder Valley Youth Chamber Choir is a fun and unique opportunity for girls ages 12-18 to improve their musical abilities in a small choral setting combined with private voice lessons. Girls will have the opportunity to gain confidence in their ability to sing and will experience the thrill of performing both as a member of the choir and as a soloist. The choir will be limited to 15 girls. Choir will meet on Thursday evenings from 5:00 - 6:15 starting in January, with private voice lessons scheduled Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons.
In choir we will focus on hearing and singing harmonies, musical expression, performance, and music literacy. Girls will improve their skills in note reading, rhythm reading, and understanding and interpreting musical markings. We will also explore different genres of music throughout the year.
In private voice lessons we will focus on principles of healthy vocal technique tailored to each student’s individual needs. Lessons will help each choir member develop her vocal abilities, improve her musicality, and become an expressive performer.
Why require each choir member to take private voice lessons? Individual instruction, combined with real life application in a choral setting makes for a unified and beautiful sound. As singers use their common vocal technique and work together to create the sound of the choir, a sense of community and mutual accomplishment will grow, resulting in a heightened choral experience.
We will have 3 performances over the course of the school year, each with a specific theme. Boulder Valley Youth Chamber Choir will sing 5 memorized pieces, and each girl will also sing one song as a solo performance. Concerts will last about 1 hour 15 minutes. Participation in each concert is mandatory. The concerts will be held on the following dates:
Term 1 Concert: Saturday November 4th: Broadway Melodies – a night of music from the theater.
Term 2 Concert: Saturday, February 10th: Songs from the 40’s – a night of ballads and standards
Term 3 Concert: Saturday, May 5th: Pops Concert – a night of contemporary music
Times and Locations or concerts are to be determined and will be announced as soon as possible.
Choir/Lesson Combo Pricing
Option 1: $140/month(four 30 minute lessons at $25 each plus 4 choir sessions at $10 each)
Option 2: $115/month (two 45 minute lessons at $25 each plus 4 choir sessions at $10 each)
Option 3: $90/month (two 30 minute lessons at $25 each plus 4 choir sessions at $10 each)
$30 music fee per concert (includes a songbook and all choral music for the student to own)
***Some months will only have two lessons and two rehearsals. Those months will cost half the price of the full month***
Choir rehearsals will take place at my home based studio on the following
Thursdays from 5:00-6:15 pm
November 2nd (Tech Rehearsal)
November 4th (Concert)
February 8th (Tech Rehearsal)
February 10th (Concert)
May 3rd (Tech Rehearsal)
May 5th (Concert)