No matter how old you are, there is a place for you in a VPA choir. Beginners can be part of our FirstNotes Choir starting in 4th grade and our Sherwood Chorale has members ranging from college students to grandparents. If you enjoy singing and want to grow as a vocal artist, VPA has a home for you.

VPA choirs exist to provide opportunity to experience choral excellence. Students will be taught healthy vocal technique and diction, develop skills in solfege, rhythm and sight singing, ear training and singing in harmony. A variety of literature will be explored including art songs, folk songs and spirituals, holiday, pop and Broadway. Sacred and secular music selections will be performed. The choirs also offer the following:

  • a place for personal growth in music fundamentals through measurable educational goals and practices,
  • a place to feel joy and satisfaction through personal musical experiences, and
  • a place to belong and contribute in a positive social environment.

VPA currently offers eight choirs. Follow the links below for more details:

    • FirstNotes Choir is an introductory choir for boys and girls in 4th-6th grade. No previous choir experience required. This choir meets for 1 hour each week.
    • Girls Chorus is for developing singers in 6th-12th grade. This choir meets for 1 hour each week.
    • Noteworthy Boys Ensemble is for developing singers in 6th-12th grade, both changed and unchanged voices. This choir meets for 1 hour each week.
    • Notables Youth Choir is an advanced choir for girls 9th-12th grade. 2+ years’ previous choir experience recommended. This choir meets for 1 hour each week.
    • Footnotes Show Choir is an introductory show choir for girls 7th-12th grade. 1+ years’ previous choir experience and some dance experience recommended. This choir meets for 1 hour each week for vocal and 1.5 hours each week for choreography.
    • Gracenotes Show Choir is an intermediate to advanced show choir for girls 9th-12th grade. 2+ years’ previous choir experience and 1+ years’ dance experience recommended. This choir meets for 1.25 hours each week for vocal and 1.5 hours each week for choreography.
    • Keynotes Show Choir is an intermediate to advanced show choir for boys 9th-12th grade. 2+ years’ previous choir experience and 1+ years’ dance experience recommended. This choir meets for 1.25 hours each week for vocal and 1.5 hours each week for choreography.
    • Sherwood Chorale is made up of adults of all ages. Previous experience recommended. This choir meets for 1.5 hours a few weeks before performances in December and May.