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Youth Chorus

Our voices are core to our human experience.

By strengthening your voice, you’re strengthening everything it is to be you. 

The human voice can be one of the most powerful instruments we have access to within us. It can be dynamic, reflective, approachable, and a lot of fun. Our vocal ensembles build confidence, foster friendships, encourage the freedom to collaborate and to create something beautiful. 

Tuning in to Community: The Transformative Power of Singing Together

Canto

Age 4
Tuesdays starting at 5:15
with Scott Arnold

Little singers will get the perfect start with fun songs and music games that teach them how to use their singing voice, and to listen and blend with others. Watch your child’s concentration and confidence grow!

Prelude I and II

Age 5
Tuesdays starting at 4:30
with Kathy McMinn & Arnold Scott
Under the guidance of Youth Chorus Director Kathy McMinn, little singers will get the perfect start with fun songs and music games that teach them how to use their singing voice, and to listen and blend with others. Watch your child’s concentration and confidence grow!
Kathleen McMinn

Lyrica

Ages 6-8
Tuesdays starting at 5:20
with Kathy McMinn

Children love to sing! Get them started right with instruction in healthy vocal technique and musicianship skills. Repertory will run the full range from classical and traditional songs, through current pop and contemporary hits.

Harmonia

Ages 9-12
Tuesdays starting at 4:30
with Kathy McMinn & Arnold Scott

Perfect for young singers to start developing their voices through healthy vocal technique, music-reading, and musicianship skills. Additionally there is a strong focus on teamwork and personal development. The ensemble will learn and perform a variety of repertory from classical literature to contemporary pop hits.

Experience our Vocal Ensembles live!

Check out an upcoming show and get tickets: School Concerts and Events. Students can join Youth Chorus every ten weeks after a concert.

To inquire about timing and find what works best for you, contact Groton Hill’s Class and Ensemble Manager.

Groton Hill Youth Choruses: Spring Concert

Tuesday, 4/2 at 6pm in the Concert Hall

Directed by Kathy McMinn and Scott Arnold, our four Youth Chorus groups will come together to perform in March. Tickets on sale soon!

Soul Singing

Do you want to learn how to project your voice in the safest way possible and have fun while doing it? Join this fast growing ensemble to start singing with power and passion, in a group that prides itself on being welcoming to all.

Ages 13 – 17
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
with Laura Altenor

Dive into styles in the realms of musical theatre, a cappella, pop, and soul music. In this course, students will not only enhance their singing but overall stage presence and performance confidence.

Students will get the chance to work on solo and group pieces that in some cases will require movement, blocking, song analysis, and so much more! Students will be able to bring their favorite genres into this ensemble and will be able to explore their voice in a whole new way.

Laura Altenor

Laura has experience as a public school music educator, private voice teacher, professional vocalist, record label manager, and film production coordinator, and is trained classically and in musical theater.

I love how each song comes from everyone’s perspective. It’s really a community.” – Kalina, Soul Singing member

Youth Chorus

Ages 6-13
Tuesdays starting at 4:30pm
with Kathy McMinn

Singing together creates confidence, connection, and joy! Under the direction of our award-winning choral conductor, Kathy McMinn, young singers will learn healthy vocal technique and musicianship skills in an enjoyable class experience grouped by age. There is also a strong focus on teamwork and personal development. New members welcome anytime! No experience necessary.

Canto Chorus • Age 4
Prelude Chorus • Age 5
Lyrica Chorus • Ages 6-8
Harmonia Chorus • Ages 9-12

Experience a first-hand look into Youth Chorus and meet the conductors through one of our Open Rehearsals. Next one is April 9th!

If you’ve never sung before, if you don’t know how to match pitch, it’s really important to have these students feel like they can go ahead and jump in.” – Kathy McMinn

Soul Singing

Ages 13 – 16
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
with Laura Altenor

Do you want to learn how to belt in the safest way possible and have fun while doing it? Or how to sing with power and passion in a group that prides itself on being welcoming to all?

Join Laura Altenor as she takes teens from 13-17 through styles such as musical theatre, a cappella, pop, and soul music. In this course, students will not only enhance their singing but overall stage presence and performance confidence.

Students will get the chance to work on solo and group pieces that in some cases will require movement, blocking, song analysis, and so much more! Students will be able to bring their favorite genres into this ensemble and will be able to explore their voice in a whole new way.

I love how each song comes from everyone’s perspective. It’s really a community.” – Kalina, Soul Singing member

Private Lessons

All Ages!
On your schedule!
With teachers you’ll love.

VOCIE LESSONS START AT AGE 12, START WITH CHORUS

 

Your voice has its own unique character and strength. One-on-one learning will help you find those natural qualities within and amplify them. 

Private voice lessons are a great way to get in touch with your body while learning the kind of core creative skills that transform lives. Breathing, posture, core strength, and flexibility all play a role in your ability to sing with confidence. These are essential to how students progress with each session.

Our Voice Department features 8 faculty teaching-artists, each with their own inspiring story and specialization. Our registrars will work with you to find the right fit from the start.

“Clara is loving the lessons, and we are so happy that she’s developed a great rapport with Ann! Ann’s style seems to really, really mesh with her.” – Parent of Clara, voice student

Cabaret for Adults

Thursdays at 10:30am
Ages 18+
with Scott Murphy

Calling all musical theater enthusiasts!  Join Scott Murphy on Thursday mornings for a 10-week exploration of your favorite songs from the stage, culminating in an evening performance for family and friends.  Each student will work on several songs, solos, and group numbers, focusing on musical style, acting, and stage presence.  

No experience needed, singers of all experience levels are welcome. 

Enthusiastic teacher and helpful warm ups. A good class for beginners!” – Carolyn, student (cabaret quote TBD)

Singing Over Sixty

Ages 18+
Wednesdays at 2:30pm
with Kate Meifert

Have you always sung around the house, but never found the time or courage to do more?  Are you an experienced singer who wants to tune-up your vocal technique? 

Experience the fun of singing together as we learn how the voice works, how to keep it strong and beautiful, and how to build skills for choral or solo singing.

Although tailored towards older singers, the class is open to all adults, regardless of age. 

Enthusiastic teacher and helpful warm ups. A good class for beginners!” – Carolyn, student

Scholarships

Need-based scholarships are available thanks to our generous community of donors, and can be easily applied for online

The Groton Hill campus features 2 world-class stages, 35 classrooms, 2 flexible performance spaces, outdoor seating, and 75 acres of protected farmland. The light-filled architecture encourages interactions between students and the artists who perform on our stages, letting us bring incredible talent into the classroom to give students unique experiences that will inspire them for years to come. 

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