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Voice

At the С槼ֱ, we teach young vocalists to master their instrument through private voice lessons, vocal classes, and choirs. Our experienced faculty helps students realize physical awareness, performance, and audition etiquette while advancing and improving vocal techniques.

Private Instruction in Voice

Voice students age 13 and older can enroll in singing lessons from our renowned faculty. Interested individuals are required to submit an inquiry form. Before enrollment, the department chair may request an interview and/or audition to determine placement with a proper faculty member.

For children under age 13, a will help determine next steps for your child’s continued vocal development. Consultation includes conversation with vocal department chair Michael Stevens, followed by two 45-minute private lessons with a voice faculty member. Following the consultation, a recommendation will be made to determine if the student should proceed with private vocal study or if group classes may be more beneficial.

Voice students are encouraged to enroll in music theory classes. Theory study enhances vocal training and builds a strong foundation for future musical progress.

Special Scholarship for High School Voice Students

The Community School is thrilled to offer a limited number of scholarships for altos, tenors, baritones, and basses for the spring semester. The scholarship covers the full tuition for private voice lessons and the Colburn Concert Choir.

Eligibility
  • Open to altos, tenors, baritones, and basses ages 14–16
  • Audition required
  • Application fee: $25
  • Application deadline extended! Apply by 5 PM on February 15

Ensembles

Students ages 6–20 can develop their musicianship, vocal technique, and ensemble skills in one of our three choirs led by our Director of Choral Programs, Adrian Dunn.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2024–25 academic year.

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Basic introduction to choral singing. The group focuses on fundamentals of singing, solfeggio, listening and basic music theory concepts. The ensemble will meet weekly & prepare to participate in one major concert per semester.

Basic introduction to choral singing. The group focuses on fundamentals of singing, solfeggio, listening and basic music theory concepts. The ensemble will meet weekly & prepare to participate in one major concert per semester.

The Colburn Concert Choir develops members’ use of voice, stylistic nuances, blend, and performance decorum. The ensemble commits to several performances, including regularly scheduled concerts in Colburn’s Zipper Hall as well as other local venues. Past groups have traveled to China, South America, and Europe. Members should expect to commit to meetings lasting one to three hours each week along with pre-concert rehearsals on Fridays during select weeks throughout the year. Participation in this ensemble requires a year-long commitment in the fall and spring semester.