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Voice & Choral Programs

Fall 2018 Registration Now Open!

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.

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
  • 12 weeks
  • Private voice lessons NOT required
  • Mondays 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Fall: Sept. 17 - Dec. 10 ; Spring: Jan 28 - April 29
  • 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
  • 6(half) or 12(full) weeks
  • Mon or Wed 8:15 - 9:15 pm
  • Fall: Sept. 17 - Dec 12 ; Spring: Jan. 28 - May 1
  • Faculty: Jennifer Carol Hansen, Julie Ness, and Alex Hurd
  • 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(half) or 12(full) weeks
  • Fall: Sept. 19 - Dec 12 ; Spring:Jan. 30- May 1
  • Faculty: Jennifer Carol Hansen and Julie Ness,
  • Minimum Enrollment: 8     


Children’s Vocal Exploration

Students play, explore, and experiment to learn about their individual voices.   They will learn to use healthy vocal technique to extend their range, sing in tune, and hold their own melody. A great introduction to voice lessons in a social setting for children who love to sing.

  • Ages 6 - 9;
  • 16 weeks
  • Thurs or Fri 3:45 – 4:30 pm
  • Fall: Sept. 13 - Jan 18; Spring: Jan. 30 - May 1
  • Faculty: Alex Hurd
  • Minimum/Maximum Enrollment: 4 / 6


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.

Dates & Times TBA

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.

Dates & Times TBA


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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.

Dates & Times TBA



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.

Dates & Times TBA


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.

  • Dates & Times TBA


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. Dates & Times TBA


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.

Dates & Times TBA

 

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.

Dates & Times TBA

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