In an effort to meet the growing needs of our studio’s wonderful students, in the fall of 2016 the studio will debut our newest performance ensemble: Berks Vocal Arts
For those singers looking for inspiration and challenge, increased rigor, complex music, Vocal Arts has been designed. Vocal Arts students will be held to the highest standards of attendance, behavior, and accountability. Vocal Arts students will be expected to make Vocal Arts a top priority and there will be a strict attendance policy.
Berks Vocal Arts
A diverse vocal ensemble devoted to achieving vocal excellence through artistic expression and a rigorous work ethic with emphasis on building musicianship through sight reading & the performance of challenging choral literature.
“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”
― Beverly Sills
Entrance by student application and audition(Open to students in grades 8-12; students of other ages/grades will be considered on a case by case basis.).
All accepted students will complete an attendance & behavior contract
1. Prepared Piece of your choosing that demonstrates your best vocal technique (classical styles encouraged, but not required)
2. Sight reading, provided by the director
3. Range Check, led by the director
4. Sealed/Signed teacher recommendation letter
Have any teacher write a confidential recommendation letter about you describing your overall commitment to excellence, behavior in class/rehearsal and typical attendance; the letter should describe the teacher’s perception of your individual strengths AS WELL AS areas for improvement and growth. The letter should be sealed and signed by the teacher across the seal. You should not request a separate copy of this letter from the teacher or ask to see their letter, as it is confidential.
5. Student Essay
Please write why you would like to be a part of Vocal Arts. What do you hope to glean from the experience and what unique traits do you plan to bring to the group? What will your level of commitment be? What are your strengths as a choral singer and what areas do you hope to improve?
Fall registration will open during summer 2016. Auditions may be scheduled anytime after June 1, 2016, provided the student is fully prepared in all categories, 1-5 above.
Contact Tricia Keith (Ms. Trish :D) when you are prepared with all of the above and ready to schedule your audition appointment.
2016-2017 Introductory Season Offer for those who are selected to Vocal Arts:
Sing with our studio’s Honor Choir in addition to Vocal Arts and receive FREE tuition rate for the second ensemble; you only pay tuition for one choir.
Vocal Arts rehearses on Sunday evenings from 6:15-7:15 at 10 S Reading Ave Boyertown, PA and is under the direction of Patricia Keith.
2016-2017 Tuition Rates
10 payments of $59 (5% cash discount: $56)
Be on the look out for our $55 Early Bird Rate for Voice classes and choirs (5% cash discount: $52) This $40 discounted rate is awarded to those who are the first to sign up.
First rehearsal: September 11th, 2016
For those who elect to participate in Honor Choir as well, Honor Choir will rehearse on Sunday evenings from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.