In this beginning level choir, singers are introduced to basic vocal technique, music reading skills, score reading, and the concepts of music (melody, rhythm, form, dynamics, harmony). Repertoire includes unison songs and vocal ostinati. Musical games and activities are included to enhance the musical growth of these young singers.
In this beginning level choir, singers will continue to build music literacy skills, grow vocally, and start to understand music theory concepts through A Young Singer’s Journey theory program.
Building on the skills developed in the Apprentice Choir, the Lyric Choir focuses on continuing to develop healthy vocal technique and musical skills, with an emphasis on solfege. Part independence is introduced through two-part singing, along with a focus on developing music literacy. Basic music theory is introduced through A Young Singer’s Journey theory program.
Whitley Community Children’s Choir
This community choir provides a choral experience for students in the Whitley County area. This choir primarily serves the Whitley County Community and also is included in regular season programming for the Fort Wayne ensembles.
In this level, two-part singing skills are continued, and three-part singing is introduced. Sight-reading, solfege, musical literacy, and ear-training are emphasized in weekly rehearsals to prepare singers for Concert Choir. Music theory and appreciation skills continue to be developed through A Young Singer’s Journey theory program.
The premier ensemble of the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir, singers in this choir can sing independently in three, four, or five parts, use intermediate solfege skills for sight-reading, and demonstrate a healthy, accurate tone. Foreign language skills are developed and stressed. Advanced theory, music history, and appreciation are emphasized. This advanced ensemble of unchanged voices sings numerous public performances and tours each summer.
Members of this choir are typically in grades 9-12, though younger singers with changed voices may also be participants in this ensemble. Instruction builds upon choir members’ previous training in music education. Advanced skills in vocal technique, sight-reading, and music theory are stressed. Mixed voice literature (SAB, SATB) is used.
Chamber Singers is a group of select members of the Youth Chorale. This highly motivated ensemble performs for small venues and private functions throughout the community.