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Voice & Choral Programs

Find a variety of ways to find your own voice at the Music Center! Vocal programming at the Music Center seeks to provide high-quality, fun ways to make music for all ages. Contact us if you need assistance in finding the right program for you.

UVMC Faculty Concert
Autumn Leaves: Songs for Voice, Piano and Cello

Sunday, November 12, 4 pm

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Juneberry Choral Program at UVMC

Voice Group Classes

Workshops & Events

Performance Opportunities



Voice Group Classes

Singing for the Stage

A fun and energetic class where students learn the fundamentals of singing and acting using Musical Theater songs. Each week students perform solo as well as work on ensemble pieces. Students also receive individual instruction on their solo numbers. The class culminates with a performance for friends and family.

  • Grades 5 – 8 or by permission
  • Private voice lessons NOT required
  • Mondays 6:45 – 8 pm
  • 12 weeks
  • Fall: Sept. 18 - Dec. 11; Spring: Jan 29 - April 30 ​
  • Faculty: Jennifer Carol Hansen and Julie Ness
  • Minimum enrollment: 8 


High School Voice Performance Class

Music study involves taking lessons, practicing alone, and performing, but students can only practice performing by doing it in front of others! This fun and energetic class allows students to hone their performance skills. In each class session, students will perform all or part of a solo currently in progress. Students must be taking private voice lessons, through UVMC or elsewhere. Piano accompaniment provided.

  • Grades 9 – 12 or by permission
  • Mondays 8:15 – 9:15 pm
  • 6 or 12 weeks
  • Fall: Sept. 18 - Dec. 11; Spring: Jan 29 - April 30 ​
  • Faculty: Jennifer Carol Hansen and Julie Ness, voice, Vicky Nooe , piano
  • Minimum Enrollment: 6

       

Voice Performance Class (Adult)

Music study involves taking lessons, practicing alone, and performing, but students can only practice performing by doing it in front of others! This engaging and supportive class allows students to hone their performance skills. In each class session, students will perform all or part of a solo currently in progress. Students must be taking private voice lessons, through UVMC or elsewhere. Piano accompaniment provided.

  • Adult
  • Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:30 am
  • 6 or 12 weeks
  • Fall: Sept. 20 - Jan. 17; Spring:  Jan. 31- May 30
  • Faculty: Jennifer Carol Hansen and Julie Ness, voice; Vicky Nooe, piano
  • Minimum Enrollment: 8      

A Cappella Auditioning and Performance

Develop skills and preparation techniques for performing successful a cappella repertoire from the National Anthem to Musical Theater selections.

  • Teens and adults
  • 3 weeks
  • 3 Mondays in September
  • Time TBA
  • Faculty: Ellen Nordstrom
  • Minimum Enrollment: 5


Vocal Calisthenics, A Gentle Boot Camp for the Voice


Start your week off with one of three 45 minute group offerings throughout the day. Classes will include gentle physical stretches for the body and the voice and will help participants develop a daily vocal regimen and assist in expanding vocal range, facility, and confidence.

  • Adult
  • 5 weeks
  • 5 Mondays in October
  • Time TBA
  • Faculty: Ellen Nordstrom
  • Minimum Enrollment: 5

For Choral Group Classes, including Choral Skills and Vocal Exploration, please visit the Juneberry Choral Program page.

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Workshops and Events



NH All-State Preparation workshops

UVMC Voice Faculty will come to school to work with singers there. Workshops also available at UVMC on dates TBA.

  • October 15-November 15

UVMC Faculty Concert
Autumn Leaves: Songs for Voice, Piano and Cello

Music by Poulenc, Bernstein, Borodin, and more
UVMC Faculty Jennifer Carol Hansen, mezzo-soprano, Benjamin Kulp, cello, and Guest Artist Joseph Henderson, piano
Sunday, November 12
4 pm
UVMC, Bach Room
$15 adults, under 18 free

Tickets available in advance online!

Handel’s Messiah Sing with Orchestra

With over 175 Upper Valley singers, audience members, and  orchestral musicians, the UVMC presents this seasonal favorite under the expert direction of UVMC Faculty Jane Woods.

  • Sunday, December 17
  • 6:30 PM
  • Lebanon First Congregational Church 


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Performance Opportunities


NATS Student Auditions Musical Theater

Children, Middle School and Adults (for comments only) and High School (for comments or ranking) students perform two or three musical theater solos with piano accompaniment. Students pay $15 (comments only) or $30 registration fee and  $40 pianist fee. Students must be enrolled in private voice lessons to participate.

  • Saturday, October 28
  • Concord Community Music School
  • all day


Terrace Performance

Dec 1, 2, or 3 with Piano Department (Alison Cheroff). More details to come!


New England (NEMFA) Solo and Ensemble Festival


Middle School (for comments only) and High School (for comments or ranking) Students perform one solo with piano accompaniment. UVMC pays registration fee and students pay $40 per person pianist fee.

  • Saturday, December 2
  • Hartford, VT
  • all day


January Workshop Week


UVMC Faculty Jennifer Hansen, Julie Ness and Ellen Nordstrom conduct Workshops for UVMC voice students at the halfway point in our musical year.  Students can select one workshop or attend all three. This takes the place of the voice lesson this week. Non-affiliated students can attend workshops as well: $15 for one or $30 for all three.

  • January 15-19


NATS Student Auditions Art Song


Children and Middle School (for comments only) and High School (for comments or ranking) students perform two or three classical solos with piano accompaniment. Students pay $15 (comments only) or $30 registration fee and  $40 pianist fee. Students must be enrolled in private voice lessons to participate.

  • Saturday, March 31
  • Manchester Community Music School
  • all day


Next Generation Auditions and Concert


Qualified teen musicians audition (March) and if selected, perform (May) in this annual showcase concert of serious young musicians, modeled on NPR’s From the Top radio show.

  • March and May
  • Dates TBA
  • Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph VT

 

Vocal Achievement Day


Ten, 15 or 20-minute mini-lessons for all enrolled students with UVMC voice faculty and piano accompaniment take the place of one lesson for the spring semester.

  • May 21
  • 12-8 pm

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