TBMS City Voices Ensemble Application
Turtle Bay Music School is proud to announce the launch of a new, free vocal performance program for motivated and dedicated students from every borough of NYC.
The TBMS City Voices Ensemble will impart confidence, self-esteem, vocal excellence and teamwork through the lens of a musical education.

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.

The TBMS City Voices Ensemble is open to NYC students aged 13-17.

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.

1. Fill out the application below.
2. Schedule a time to audition/interview at TBMS or your school. Email Sarah at sgrosman@tbms.org for more info.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 17, 2018
AUDITIONS: Friday, January 12th and 19th, 2018
FIRST DAY: Friday, January 26, 2018
Full Name *
Personal Gender Pronouns *
Date of Birth *
Email *
Phone Number *
Best way to reach you *
Current School *
Current Grade *
Why do you want to join the City Voices Ensemble?
Tell us about a relevant experience you've had as a member of a team, group, or class and how you contributed to it.
Describe three of your skills or qualities that you think would be useful for this program.
What skills or experience are you hoping to gain or work on through participating in the program?
As far as you know, what is your availability on Friday afternoons from January- May in 2018?
Which audition date works best for you?
We are offering transportation scholarships to students who cannot otherwise get themselves to rehearsal every week at TBMS (244 East 52nd Street) without assistance. Is this transportation scholarship something you would need to participate?
If you have a resume, please upload it here. Resumes ARE NOT mandatory, but it's never too soon to practice. :)
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