In addition to artistically excellent vocal training during our rehearsal time, each season we also provide music theory education, performance opportunities, touring, summer camp, and other fun social events.
Rehearsals & Music Education Classes
Weekly rehearsals begin in August and continue through our final performance in May. Our goal is to develop musically literate singers, so in addition to professional vocal training, we provide music theory, sight-singing, and ear training for our singers, all led by our award-winning artistic staff. Our rigorous music education program meets all of the requirements of the Arizona Department of Education Academic Standards in the Arts: Music Standards.
(Learn more about our music education program - see our special note for homeschooled singers about how our music program can help with your homeschooling!)
Our singers have great pride and enthusiasm for singing and performing for others with our stimulating and comprehensive choral repertoire! In addition to several formal concerts during each season, we offer a number of performance opportunities throughout the year in public and community outreach venues or paid performances, as opportunities arise.
Summer tour is the perfect wrap-up to our season each year! The season ends with a national or international summer tour or choir festival for our junior high and high school girls. Tours provide our singers with first-rate performing opportunities in amazing environments. Through this travel, singers’ lives are changed as they learn about different cities and countries, foreign cultures, historically significant locations, and the development of enduring friendships.
After summer break, we kick off the new season with a fun summer camp experience! This is an integral part of our choir program. Summer camp is available to all singers and provides specifically tailored vocal and theory lessons, while encouraging creativity, performance, artistic growth, and the building of friendships. Singing together as a choir requires girls to think and function as a team, and summer camp is where that camaraderie begins! Of course, the girls also begin learning their new concert songs and choreography. Camp cost is wrapped into our inclusive tuition, so all of our singers are able to attend.
While younger singers remain in town for a one-day camp, older singers generally have a three-day sleep-away camp in northern Arizona (our current camp is beautiful Pinerock Camp in Prescott). Singers benefit from the direction of a highly qualified and accomplished artistic staff in the midst of the natural beauty of the outdoors, and also enjoy great food as well as swimming, hiking, games, talent night, and lots of other fun. This simply is an experience you would not want your singer to miss!