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Choir: Children (Ages 4-12)

Choir: Children (Ages 4-12)
Childrens' Choir
  • Available:  September 25, 2021 - June 4, 2022
  • Instructor:  Peterson School Faculty
  • Discipline:  Choir, Vocal Studies
  • Course Type:  Choirs & Vocal Ensembles, Large Ensembles, Small Ensembles
  • Student Type:  School Aged (4-17)
  • Difficulty:  Beginner, Intermediate

Course Description

Peterson School students begin choir as young at 4 years old!

We offer a range of choral options that emphasize vocal production, sight reading, theory, and ensemble performance. Our choir ensembles include a cappella as well as accompanied singing. Students enrolled in the Orff Ensemble will also learn to sing while playing instruments. 

Let's Sing (ages 4-5)

This ensemble is designed for very young students who love to sing. In a fun and engaging setting students will learn about their speaking and singing voices, work on pitch matching with unison melodies, blend and following a conductor.

Elementary Choir (ages 6-8)

Elementary Choir builds on the skills introduced in Let's Sing. New skills include expansion into full major and minor scales with solfege, diction, use of melodic and rhythmic ostinato and introduction of partner songs. Students will begin using vocal scores.

Orff Ensemble (ages 7-11)

Incorporating the four basic media of Orff-Schulwerk (singing, playing both pitched and un-tuned percussion instruments, speech, and movement), children enrolled in Orff Ensemble gain a deeper sense of pulse and rhythm, develop right and left hand coordination, and get the opportunity to have fun making music with friends.

Children's Choir (ages 9-12)

The Children's Choir focuses on singing in thirds, contrary motion, in fifths and more. Students will learn how to read vocal scores with repertoire sung in two and three part harmonies. Students will explore diverse repertoire from around the world.

Choirs and Vocal Ensembles

Ensemble Name Location Day Dates Time Instructor Tuition  
Let's Sing (Ages 4-5) In person Sat Sep 25, 2021-Jun 4, 2022 11:45am-12:45pm Elizabeth Cattell $565 Register
Elementary Choir (Ages 6-8)  In person Sat Sep 25, 2021-Jun 4, 2022 10:45-11:45am Elizabeth Cattell $565 Register
Orff Ensemble (Ages 7-11) In person Sat Sep 25, 2021-Jun 4, 2022 1:15-2:15pm Catherine West, Beth Brownell $565 Register
Children's Choir (Ages 9-12) In person Sat Sep 25, 2021-Jun 4, 2022 9:00-10:00am Elizabeth Cattell $565 Register