Private Voice Program

Private Lessons and Registration Form 2016-2017

Private Voice Program

Information and Expectations

Purpose: The private voice program works to provide students with individual instruction that fosters healthy singing technique, musicianship, and artistic interpretation. In congruence with the choral program, classical musical styles are emphasized; however, each course of study is tailored to the specific needs and interests of each student as guided by their voice teacher’s knowledge and experience. Student’s level of study, as detailed below, is decided upon by individual teachers based on age and skill level.

It is highly recommended that ALL students study with a private voice teacher. Our recommendation is for a 30 minute lesson, once a week. We have several highly qualified instructors that teach lessons directly out of the Marina choir classroom. Our instructors are professionally trained and experienced performers in all genres of music including: classical, jazz, musical theater, pop and opera.

Class Credit: All participating students have the option of enrolling in voice lessons as a graded class earning honors credit, as a 7th period. See Mr. Graham for more details.

For 2016-17 Seniors wanting to pursue music in higher education: a written outline/schedule of college/conservatory auditions, applications, including requirements and deadlines must be submitted to their teacher by Oct. 1st, 2016.

BEGINNING

Repertoire (Performance Ready)

At least one foreign-language art song

– At least one other piece in another genre (musical theater/jazz/popular, but may be

another classical piece)

Participation

– Participation in at least one Marina choral ensemble

– Audition/Mock Audition for SCVA Honor Choir (Fall 2016)

– Participation in, or attendance of, Voice Program events (Masterclass, scenes

performance, Fall and Spring recitals (January 8th, May 13th, 2:00pm), Summer workshops, recruiting events)

– Attendance at a high school, college, or professional-level recital or choral concert with a written concert report (1-2 pages) submitted by Spring semester finals week.

INTERMEDIATE

Repertoire (Performance Ready)

At least one foreign-language and one english-language art song/aria (may be from early American music such as folk, classical musical theater or jazz standard)

– At least two other pieces in another genre (musical theater/jazz/popular, but may be

another classical piece)

Participation

– Participation in at least one Marina choral ensemble

– Audition/Mock Audition for SCVA Honor Choir (Fall 2016)

– Participation in SCVA Solo Vocal Competition (Winter 2017) or a comparable competition

– Audition for a solo/duet/small ensemble number for at least one Marina choral concert

– Perform for both Fall and Spring recitals (January 8th, May 13th, 2:00pm)

– Participation/volunteering/attendance of Voice Program events (Masterclass, scenes

performance, Fall and Spring recitals, Summer workshops, recruiting events)

– Attendance at a college-level or professional recital or choral concert with a written

concert report (2-3 pages) submitted by Spring semester finals week.

ADVANCED

Repertoire (Performance Ready)

 At least one foreign-language and one english-language art song/aria (may be from

early American music such as folk, classical musical theater or jazz standard)

–  At least three other pieces in the genre of the teacher’s choosing (musical theater/jazz/popular/classical)

Participation

– Participation in at least one Marina choral ensemble

– Audition for SCVA Honor Choir (Fall 2016)

– Participation in SCVA Solo Vocal Competition (Winter 2017) or a comparable

competition

– Audition for a solo for at least two Marina choral concerts

– Perform in both Fall and Spring recitals (January 8th, May 13th, 2:00pm)

– Participation/Volunteering for Voice Program events (Masterclass, scenes

performance, Fall and Spring recitals, Summer workshops, recruiting events)

– Attendance at a college-level or professional recital or choral concert with a written

concert report submitted by Spring semester finals week.

 

LOCATION: Rooms 318, 320, 322

COST: $35 per 30 minute lesson

Voice Lesson Guidelines

  1. Lesson times are to be coordinated between student/parent and the private instructor.
  2. All lessons will begin and end ON TIME. Time will not be made up for tardy students.
  3. CANCELLATION POLICY: A minimum of 24-hour notice to the private instructor is required for lesson cancellation by the student or parent. Any lesson cancelled with less than 24-hour notice will result in a CANCELLATION FEE in the amount of the lesson. Make-ups are at the discretion of the private instructor and are scheduled by the instructor and student/parent.
  • EXCEPTIONS FOR CANCELLATION FEE: Sickness on the day of the lesson with NOTIFICATION to the private instructor.
  1. Payments are due AT THE TIME of each lesson (checks made out to Marina Vocal Arts Booster Club, not the teacher) and should be submitted directly to the private instructor. The private instructor is responsible for submitting the payment into Mr. Graham’s box. No payment, no lesson.