Noteworthy Boys Ensemble

Noteworthy Boys Ensemble is for developing singers and will address healthy vocal production in the changing male voice. Both unchanged and changed voices are welcome. This choir will focus on music appealing to boys that teach fundamentals of music, 2-3 part singing, staging, and performance. Students will develop vocal skills as they explore a variety of music including art songs, folk songs, spirituals, holiday, sacred and secular, pop and Broadway music.

Noteworthy Boys Ensemble is for developing singers in 6th-12th grade, both changed and unchanged voices.

Photo credit: Jeff Peters

Auditions Required

A vocal audition is required. This is an evaluation time for pitch matching and memory where tone characteristics and experience are noted. There is no sight reading required. No previous experience is necessary.

More details available here.

Rehearsals

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.

Planned Performances

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

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.

Director

Louis Umbarger

Noteworthy Boys Ensemble 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.