vocal department

The Vocal Program

A private 30-, 45-, or 60-minute weekly lesson
A musicianship class
Chorus (required for all students enrolled in private lessons)

CPSM strongly recommends a minimum of one semester of choral singing as a part of any child’s musical experience.

Voice lessons are available for students age 12 and older; acceptance of younger students is decided on an individual basis. Students will explore the basic fundamentals of coordinating the vocal mechanisms of breathing and resonance through the experience of singing song repertoire. Students will learn the joy of discovering their singing voice in a healthy, supportive, and fun atmosphere.

Grace Notes is a singing class for children ages 4-6. This fun class will allow students to explore healthy singing techniques in a weekly meeting. Students will perform in our informal Saturday "mini-concerts" at least once a semester.

CPSM’s vocal program also features three choruses. The Training Chorus is designed for children ages 7 to 11 years old that are beginning to read and have a desire to learn how to sing. Through children’s literature, the children will be taught the fundamentals of good choral singing and vocal technique. The Training Chorus is a program for children that love music and love to sing. Come and join the fun!

Designed for children ages 12 to 17, the Advanced Chorus provides an excellent opportunity for vocal and ear-training development. Through challenging repertoire, students will learn to sing two- and three-part harmony. In addition to the two large-group performances each year, students will be given the chance to perform small-group and solo literature. Students must meet a minimum of level-three musicianship.

In Opera Workshop, high school students (younger students are accepted on an individual basis) are introduced to the joys of opera. Excerpts from one opera per year are carefully treated as students learn the basics of acting and opera singing through the presentation of staged productions. Previous opera productions have included scenes from The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute.

For more information about CPSM, please call (718) 997-3888

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