Concert Choir

The flagship choir of SVCC, the Concert Choir is made up of 60-70 advanced choristers ranging from age 10-18, selected through an audition process. Focusing on high-quality performance, Concert Choir sings repertoire using two- to four-part harmony, challenging vocal technique, score analysis, dissonant intervals, and multiple foreign languages. Concert Choir tours include local, regional, national, and international venues.

Concert Choir is directed by Mrs. Hostetter, and meets weekly on Mondays for 1 hour and 45 minutes from 6:30-8:15 p.m.


Treble Choir

Treble choir is comprised of 30-40 children ages 9-14 and builds on fundamental principles of music. The Treble Choir focuses on vocal technique, sight singing, music literacy, ear training, round singing, and repertoire with up to three voice parts. Treble Choir members are selected through an audition process and perform three concerts throughout the year.

Treble Choir is directed by Mrs. Hostetter, and meets weekly on Mondays for a total of 1 hour 15 minutes from 4:45-6:15 p.m.


Prep Choir

The youngest of the performance choirs, The Preparatory Choir consists of 20-35 children ages 7-11, selected through an audition process. The primary focus of the Preparatory choir is learning best practices in choral singing, including breathing, diction, posture, healthy vocal production, performance etiquette, ear training, sight singing, and round singing. Preparatory choir performs on two concerts throughout the year.

Prep Choir is directed by Mrs. Anderson, and meets weekly on Mondays for a total of 1 hour 15 minutes from 4:45-6:15 p.m.

Explorers I

Explorers I is a beginning music exploratory program, Explorers I is designed for kindergarten and first grade students (kindergartners accepted with instructor permission). This class focuses on the fundamentals of music—ear training, healthy singing, intonation, reading music, singing in parts, beat-keeping, *Solfege, rhythm reading, focus, concentration, and improvisation. Explorers I is an active learning environment, engaging students’ motor, oral, aural, and cognitive skills. Instruction is active and game-oriented. This is a non-auditioned, non-performing group.

Explorers I meets ten consecutive Mondays each semester from 5:50-6:30pm.

*Solfege is a technique for the teaching of sight-singing in which each note of the score is sung to a special syllable, called a solfege syllable. Each solfege syllable has a handsign that goes with it. These handsigns add physical and visual cues to what’s going on in your ear and voice.

Instructor: Joy Anderson.

 

Explorers II

is an exploratory program designed for second and third grade students who have completed Explorers I. Explorers II builds on previous concepts and builds on ear training, more advanced sight singing (*solfege), melodic and rhythm reading. Instruction is an active experience, combining cognitive, aural, oral, and motor skills. Instruction is active and game-oriented.

Explorers II meets ten consecutive Mondays each semester from 6:40-7:20pm.

*Solfege is a technique for the teaching of sight-singing in which each note of the score is sung to a special syllable, called a solfege syllable. Each solfege syllable has a handsign that goes with it. These handsigns add physical and visual cues to what’s going on in your ear and voice.

Instructor: Joy Anderson.

Voces: Three 5-Week Spring Choirs

Viva Voce - Shenandoah Valley Boychoir - Boys Grades 1-6
Bella Voce - Shenandoah Valley Girlchoir - Girls Grades 1-6
Nova Voce - Shenandoah Valley Youth Choir - Youth Grades 7-12

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