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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 + $30 supply fee per semester

Rehearsals:
Option 1: Tuesdays, 4:00-4:40 pm
Option 2: Tuesdays, 4:50-5:30 pm

Teacher:
Jenny Authier

Location:
Young Voices Studios
99 Inverness Drive East, Suite 150
Englewood, CO 80112

Training Choirs

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.

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!

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

Performances may include:

  • Winter Concert (December)
  • Spring Concert (May)
  • School Tour (One day in the spring)
  • Occasional Community Concerts

Tuition:
$650 for the full season

A limited number of partial tuition scholarships based on financial need are offered. Payment plans can be set up.

Rehearsals:
Option 1: Mondays, 4:30-5:45 pm
Option 2: Thursdays, 4:30-5:45 pm

Auditions:
Auditions for new singers are twice a year and are required unless the child attends a “Try It” class.

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.

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!

Singer should be able to:

  • Match pitch with good intonation (in-tune) in the treble range
  • Know the lines and spaces of the treble staff
  • Perform basic rhythm patterns in simple (4/4) meter
  • Perform YVC Sequences 1 through 3
  • Possess basic sight-reading skills
  • Sing a part alone
  • Cooperate within the choral rehearsal
  • Attend rehearsals and performances

During rehearsals we focus on:

  • 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

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:
Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00 pm

Auditions:
Auditions for new singers are twice a year and are required unless the child attends a “Try It” class.

Crescendo Winter Concert 2019

Advanced Choirs

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.

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! Four days of “Extraordinary Music and Fabulous Fun!” Vox Anima Singers are also eligible for international tours.

Becoming a member of Vox Anima requires a full year’s 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
  • Sing A Mile High International Children’s Choral Festival

Tuition:
$1225 for the full season

Tuition includes Sing A Mile High (stay at home package) and our fall and spring camps. Singers may pay an additional $275 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:
Thursdays, 5:00-7:00 pm

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.

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! Four days of “Extraordinary Music and Fabulous Fun!” VoiceMale members are also eligible for international tours.

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

Singer should be able to:

  • Have successfully completed 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)
  • National Tour

Tuition:
$1770 for the full season

Tuition includes Sing A Mile High (stay at home package) and our fall and spring camps. Singers may pay an additional $275 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:
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm

Auditions:
Auditions are held in spring and summer for experienced singers new to YVC.

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 extraordinary skills, commitment and dedication.

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.

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

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)
  • Special invitations for collaborations
  • Sing A Mile High
  • National Tour

Tuition:
$1770 for the full season

Tuition includes Sing A Mile High (stay at home package) and our fall and spring camps. Singers may pay an additional $275 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:
Mondays, 5:00-7:00 pm

Auditions:
Auditions are held in spring for experienced singers currently in Vox Anima.