Voice Works I & II
Please note that the Voice Works program has been suspended as of March 13, 2020 for the remainder of the spring semester.
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)
TBD: Additional section (for children in grades 3–5) begins fall 2020
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.
Spring session begins: February 5, 2020
Note: this program can accept new students until the fourth class of the semester.
Tuition per semester (16 one-hour classes): $352
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 date will be Wednesday, February 5. 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.