Our program combines Standards-based arts instruction with community engaged pedagogy principles to inspire students to develop character, musicianship and artistic voice.
In rehearsals, singers will learn about and practice applying healthy vocal techniques such as proper breathing and voice placement. Singers will have a chance to experiment with varying genres of music ranging from musical theater to classical to hip hop. CVE strives to foster lifelong friendships by engaging singers in team work through part singing. It is expected that singers be invested in their own artistic growth and the overall growth of the ensemble as they work, under instruction and guidance, through the challenges of putting on gorgeous and creative vocal performances.
One of the key components to the program, and what sets this apart from other youth choruses, is our focus on giving our young singers professional experiences in the rich theatrical and musical venues unique to New York City, both at Turtle Bay Music School and beyond.
We strive to support students' academic and artistic needs while working toward becoming a society where music education is available to all who want it. We aim to empower all those who are a part of our program to be confident, creative leaders through rigorous artistic practice, academic enrichment, and a commitment to equity through the arts.
Previous experience with or interest in singing is preferred, but not required.
TBMS City Voices Ensemble will meet on Fridays starting January 2018. Availability to attend all class days is required for acceptance to program. Excused absences will be allowed on a case-by-case basis.