Notables is for experienced singers. Healthy vocal technique, 3-4 part harmony, solfege and theory, staging, and performance will be emphasized in this advanced choir. Repertoire will include a variety of music including art songs, folk songs, spirituals, holiday, sacred and secular, pop and Broadway music.
Notables Youth Choir is an advanced choir for girls 9th-12th grade.
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A vocal audition and a written theory evaluation are required. In addition to a prepared solo, students will be asked to sing a scale and sight-read a short selection. The written theory includes counting rhythms, identifying general music terms and concepts, labeling intervals, and naming notes. 1-2+ years’ previous choir experience recommended.
Our program is designed to be the length of each school year. Rehearsals are one hour per week at the Marjorie Stewart Senior Center, 21907 Southwest Sherwood Boulevard, Sherwood, OR 97140. See the choir calendar for specific starting and stopping dates, and the weekly choir schedule for time slots for your choir.
VPA strives to give participants many opportunities to perform. Our Christmas Concert is held in December and our Spring Benefit Concert is held in May. Additional performances are planned for October and February. See our choir calendar for details.
Tuition is $365 for this choir for the whole school year. Students will also need to purchase a Choir Polo Shirt (approx. $15) which is the same for all choirs and can be reused each year if properly maintained and if it still fits.
Notables will continue to have movement to some of their songs, but will not be choreographed. Dance Technique/Foundations is an optional dance class that will focus on healthy technique and skills.