Voice Works I, II & III

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 12, 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
Prerequisite:
Audition

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.

Spring semester begins: The week of January 30, 2017
Tuition per semester (15 one-hour classes): $315, 10% discount for WCMS private lessons students. Full-year enrollment is expected.
Placement Auditions: Call or email to schedule an appointment. Students should be prepared to sing "America (My Country, 'Tis of Thee)" - music provided; match pitch; and perform simple rhythm patterns.

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.

Spring semester begins: The week of January 30, 2017
Tuition per semester (15 one-hour classes): $315, 10% discount for WCMS private lessons students. Full-year enrollment is expected.
Placement Auditions: Call or email to schedule an appointment. Students who were in Voice Works I last year do not need to audition and should submit their registration. New students should be prepared to sing "America (My Country, 'Tis of Thee)" - music provided; match pitch; and perform simple rhythm patterns.

Voice Works III

For girls in High School
Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 PM
Prerequisite:
Voice Works II (or by audition)

Voice Works III emphasizes the development of healthy vocal technique. Students learn and perform Broadway repertoire and work on acting skills through monologues, acting scenes, and improvisation. In this supportive and non-competitive environment, each student is coached to develop audition skills and solo singing confidence. This class prepares students 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.

Spring semester begins: The week of January 30, 2017
Tuition per semester (15 one-hour classes): $315, 10% discount for WCMS private lessons students. Full-year enrollment is expected.
Placement Auditions: Call or email to schedule an appointment. Students who were in Voice Works II last year do not need to audition and should submit their registration. New students should be prepared to sing "America (My Country, 'Tis of Thee)" - music provided; match pitch; and perform simple rhythm patterns.