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Pre-Choir Level

First Voices

First Voices is our pre-choir experience for boys and girls in Kindergarten through first grade. In an encouraging setting, children play musical games while they learn
FUN-damental music skills related to understanding, expressing and performing music together. They are invited to join the performing choirs twice a year in our major concert finale.

Tuition: $180 plus $30 supply fee per semester.

Rehearsals: Wednesday afternoons
Session 1: 3:50-4:30pm
Session 2: 4:50-5:30pm
Teacher: Margie Camp

Sessions held at our Young Voices Studios
99 Inverness Drive East, Suite 150
Englewood, CO 80112

Training-Choir Level

TrebleMakers

TrebleMakers is our youngest performing ensemble. Boys and girls in at least second grade with a love for music come together to develop their skills for singing beautiful unison choral music. They learn enough music to perform a major section of our semi-annual concerts.

Our Details

Singer should be able to:

Match pitch

Read words

Focus their attention for the entire rehearsal

During rehearsals we focus on:

Singing with a beautiful angelic sound

Singing with precise intonation (in tune)

Improving vocal technique

Learning to read notes, rhythms and musical patterns in solfeg

Performance etiquette

TrebleMakers learn wonderful songs that become their favorites for a long time and form strong bonds with choir friends. They surprise audiences with talent and energy and they are the cutest!

Performances may include:

Winter Concert (December)

Spring Concert (May)

School Tour (One day in the spring)

Occasional Community Concerts

Tuition:

$600 for the full season

A limited number of partial tuition scholarships based on financial need are offered.

Payment plans can be set up.

Rehearsals:

TrebleMakers 1: Mondays, 4:30-5:15pm

TrebleMakers 2: Thursdays, Session 1 – 4:30-5:15pm    Session 2 – 5:30-6:15pm

Auditions:

Auditions for new singers are 2 times a year, and are required.

Crescendo

Crescendo is so-named because the singers are developing their musical skills and increasing their repertoire. This group is open to boys and girls in at least fourth grade who have achieved basic music reading and singing skills allowing them to sing more complex music.

Our Details

Singer should be able to:

Producing a beautiful angelic sound

Singing with precise intonation (in-tune)

Improving vocal technique

Sight-reading in solfeggi in various keys within one octave

Part-singing in two parts

Performance etiquette

Cooperative participation in the ensemble

 

During rehearsals we focus on:

Crescendo members develop their skills by learning music in two parts sometimes in a foreign language! They have a fabulous time singing with new choir friends teaching their parents how to read music!

Performances may include:

Winter Concert (December)

Spring Concert (May)

School Tour (One day in the spring)

Tuition:

$850 for the full season

A limited number of partial tuition scholarships based on financial need are offered.

Payment plans can be set up.

Rehearsals:

Crescendo: Tuesdays, Session 1  4:45-5:30pm     Session 2 5:45-6:30pm

Auditions:

Auditions are 2 times a year, and are required.

Advanced-Choir Level

Vox Anima

Historically Vox Anima is Young Voices of Colorado's oldest performing ensemble forming the core of our identity in guest appearances, collaborations, festivals and travel. Choir membership is open to singers in at least sixth grade. Their choral training requires greater responsibility and commitment.

Singer should be able to:

Match pitch with good intonation (in-tune) in the treble range. Boys whose voices have begun to expand may continue to sing in Vox Anima as long as they can still effectively use their treble (or falsetto) range.

Know the lines and spaces of the extended treble staff (leger lines)

Perform basic rhythmic patterns in simple (4/4) and complete (6/8) meter. 

Perform YVC Sequences 1 through 5 independently.

Sight-read more advanced musical patterns

Identify key signatures

Identify solfege syllables, including accidentals fi, is, and te, once given “do”

Sing a part alone while another singer sings a different part

Cooperate significantly within the choral rehearsal

Attend rehearsals and performances including Sing A Mile High, putting the needs of the ensemble first

During rehearsals we focus on:

Producing a beautiful pure sound with proper breath support

Singing with precise intonation (in-tune) in four our more parts

Improving vocal technique

Nuances of blend and balance

Sight-reading in solfege in various keys, with some accidentals

Part-singing in two to four parts or more

Performance etiquette

Independent musicianship, including “homework” learning new music

Musical leadership within the ensemble

Musical and community leadership for Sing A Mile High

Becoming a unified group in musical sound and in spirit

 

Performances may include:

Winter Concert (December)

Spring Concert (May)

School Tour (One day in the spring)

special concerts

Guest appearances

Honor choirs

School tours

Music festivals

International competitions

The choir serves as host choir for our Young Voices’ Sing A Mile High International Children’s Choral Festival in late June. 

How can we explain how cool it is to be in Vox Anima? Singers attend a brief “boot camp” for a couple of days in the summer to make sure they understand the level of work that is expected. All year they work on fabulous music for two main concerts and Sing A Mile High Children’s International Choral Festival! 4 days of “Extraordinary Music and Fabulous Fun!” Vox Anima Singers are also eligible for international tours.

Tuition:

$1225 for the full season. This includes Sing A Mile High (stay at home package) and our fall and spring camps. Singers may pay an additional $200 and stay on campus (if space is available) for Sing A Mile High. 

A limited number of partial tuition scholarships based on financial need are offered.

Payment plans can be set up.

Rehearsals:

Vox Anima: Thursday Session 1     4:30-5:15pm    Session 2    5:30-6:15

Becoming a member of Vox Anima requires a full year’s commitment.  

Auditions:

Auditions are held in Spring and Summer for experienced singers new to YVC.

Vox Anima Winter Concert 2019

VoiceMale

VoiceMale is our most advanced choir for young men. Singers are selected through a competitive audition process. Young men are chosen based on proven success in Vox Anima, vocal skill, blend, music reading ability, social maturity and serious commitment to excellence.

Our Details

Singer should be able to:

Successful completion of at least one year in Vox Anima

Desire to further develop singing and sight-reading skills

 

 

Desire to serve a community as leaders of boy singers

Willing to work independently on “choir homework”

100% commitment to group rehearsals and performances

 

During rehearsals we focus on:

Changed-voice singing in an expanded vocal range

Small group techniques requiring more independent singing

Performances may include:

Winter Concert (December)

Spring Concert (May)

School Tour (One day in the spring)

Leadership in the YVC BoyChoir Projects

Special invitations for collaborations

Sing A Mile High (if able to sing in treble voice and learn festival music)

Optional travel

The choir serves as host choir for our Young Voices’ Sing A Mile High International Children’s Choral Festival in late June. 

How can we explain how cool it is to be in VoiceMale? Singers attend a brief “boot camp” for a couple of days in the summer to make sure they understand the level of work that is expected. All year they work on fabulous music for two main concerts and Sing A Mile High Children’s International Choral Festival! 4 days of “Extraordinary Music and Fabulous Fun!” VoiceMale members are also eligible for international tours.

The choir serves as host choir for our Young Voices’ Sing A Mile High International Children’s Choral Festival in late June. 

How can we explain how cool it is to be in VoiceMale? Singers attend a brief “boot camp” for a couple of days in the summer to make sure they understand the level of work that is expected. All year they work on fabulous music for two main concerts and Sing A Mile High Children’s International Choral Festival! 4 days of “Extraordinary Music and Fabulous Fun!” VoiceMale members are also eligible for international tours.

Tuition:

$1745 for the full season. This includes our national tour and Sing A Mile High (stay at home package) and our fall and spring camps. Singers may pay an additional $200 and stay on campus (if space is available) for Sing A Mile High. 

A limited number of partial tuition scholarships based on financial need are offered.

Payment plans can be set up.

Rehearsals:

VoiceMale: Mondays Sectionals 5:30-6:15pm   Rehearsal 6:30-7:15pm

Becoming a member of VoiceMale requires a full year’s commitment.  

Auditions:

Auditions are held in Spring and Summer for experienced singers new to YVC.

VoiceMale Winter 2019

Signature

Signature is our crème de la crème. Membership is the most competitive of all YVC Ensembles. As such, this group is our "signature," representing our organization in performances beyond the scope of the other choirs. Members of this group must show extrodinary skills, commitment and dedication.

Our Details

To gain admission to Signature, singers must exceed requirement for Vox Anima with the following additions:

Successful completion of a least one year in Vox Anima

Desire to further develop singing and sight-reading skills

Advanced women’s repertoire in four to eight parts or more

Exquisite unified sound, tone, blend and balance

Desire to serve a community as leaders

 

Willing to work independently on “choir homework”

100% commitment to group rehearsals and performances

Independence of parts

Scattered formation

Voice blending

 

Performances may include:

Winter Concert (December)

Spring Concert (May)

School Tour (One day in the spring)

Leadership in the YVC BoyChoir Projects

Special invitations for collaborations

Sing A Mile High (if able to sing in treble voice and learn festival music)

Optional travel

The choir serves as host choir for our Young Voices’ Sing A Mile High International Children’s Choral Festival in late June. 

How can we explain how cool it is to be in Signature? Singers attend a brief “boot camp” for a couple of days in the summer to make sure they understand the level of work that is expected. All year they work on fabulous music for two main concerts and Sing A Mile High Children’s International Choral Festival! 4 days of “Extraordinary Music and Fabulous Fun!” Signature members are also eligible for international tours.

Tuition:

$1745 for the full season. This includes our national tour and Sing A Mile High (stay at home package) and our fall and spring camps. Singers may pay an additional $200 and stay on campus (if space is available) for Sing A Mile High. 

A limited number of partial tuition scholarships based on financial need are offered.

Payment plans can be set up.

Rehearsals:

Signature: Mondays Session 1 5:00-5:45pm    Session 2 6:00-6:45pm

Becoming a member of Signature requires a full year’s commitment.  

Auditions:

Auditions are held in Spring  for experienced singers currently in Vox Anima.

Sophia and Emily 2020

You Can be AMAZING too!

Due to Safer at Home stipulations we are holding online auditions for boys and girls in at least second grade. Please submit an interest form and we will contact you to set up a friendly online audition.

Singers in kindergarten and first grade simply need to pre-register.