Voice Works I & II
The Voice Works Program is a choral experience for children who love to sing! 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 8, with opportunities for public performances at the school and in the Winchester community.
Voice Works I
Wednesdays: 3:30 - 4:30 PM (for girls in grades 3-5)
Fridays: 3:30 - 4:30 PM (for children in grades 3-5)
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.
Voice Works II
Wednesdays: 4:30 - 5:30 PM (for girls in grades 6-8)
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.
Fall semester begins: September 11, 2019
Note: this program can accept new students until the fourth class of the semester.
Tuition per semester (16 one-hour classes): $352, 10% discount for WCMS private lessons students. Full-year enrollment is expected.
Audition requirements: New students for Level I or II should prepare a song of their choice to sing a cappella (a short song is fine, does not have to be memorized); match pitch; and perform simple rhythm patterns.
Placement auditions: The next audition dates for Fall 2019 will be Sunday, September 8 at MusicFest and Wednesday, September 11. Please submit an online inquiry below for more information.
- For returning students: If you are a returning student in Voice Works, contact our registrar to enroll:
- For new students: Auditions are held prior to the start of fall semester (in September) and spring semester (in January). The program can accept new students until the fourth class of the semester. To learn more, please submit this inquiry form and the instructor will be in touch with you.
- If you are available to audition on Sunday, September 8 or Wednesday, September 11, please submit an inquiry form AND sign up online for an audition slot (click here for September 8 or September 11). Otherwise, please note in your inquiry that you would like to arrange an audition at a different time.