Children’s Choral workshop (5-11 years)
This workshop serves as an initial approach to basic vocal technique, chanted and sung solfège and children’s musical repertoire. Games with musical flashcards,  nursery rhymes and folk songs. No audition is  required. Classes are held at the times indicated at the bottom of this page.

Introduction to choral singing (12-16 years).
The course includes basic vocal technique, intonation of intervals, singing in unison, two-part harmony or canon-style, classical sung solfège. The course also includes study of rhythm, keys, clefs and transposition with the use of the voice and the piano. Classes are held at the times indicated at the bottom of this page.

 

Polyphonic Choir (9-12 years )
Admission is subject to an audition or previous experience gained in the Choral Workshop. The study plan includes basic vocal technique and various styles of chanted and sung solfège. Repertoire includes classical, popular, modern and operatic  pieces sung in two-,three-part harmony, either with accompaniment or a cappella. The Youth Choir participates in opera  productions, choral festivals and other  special performances as determined by the School. Classes are held at the times indicated at the bottom of this page. The rate includes one or two lessons per week your choice of the student.

Youth Choir (12/13-18 years)
Admission is subject to an audition or previous experience gained in the Choral Workshop. The study plan includes basic vocal technique and various styles of chanted and sung solfège. Repertoire includes classical, popular, modern and operatic  pieces sung in two-,three-part harmony, either with accompaniment or a cappella. The Youth Choir participates in opera  productions, choral festivals and other  special performances as determined by the School. Classes are held at the times indicated at the bottom of this page. The rate includes one or two lessons per week your choice of the student.



Madrigal Singers (sub-group of the Youth Choir)

This ensemble is open to those who are interested in exploring solo repertoire and vocal technique with study of arias, duets and  trios of various styles as well as madrigals for small ensemble and /or soloists. Admission is subject to audition or transfer from another choir. Repertoire: madrigals, art songs and opera arias, duets, chamber music and sacred choral works. Classes are held at the times indicated at the bottom of this page. The group participates in concerts and even in school essays as per request.

CLASS SCHEDULE

CHILDREN/ADOLESCENTS WHO WANT TO SING – INSTRUMENTALISTS OR OTHERWISE - NO AUDITION REQUIRED:

5 - 7 years: Choral Workshop I - Monday, 17:00-18:15 (or less) at Scuola Media Statale I. Calvino - via Maffei 3, Firenze.
First lesson: monday 1 October 2018, 17:00 hours

8 - 11 years: Choral Workshop II- - Monday, 17:30-19:00 (or less) at Scuola Media Statale I. Calvino - via Maffei 3, Firenze.
First lesson: monday 1 October 2018, 17:30 hours

 

CHILDREN/ADOLESCENTS WHO WANT TO SING – INSTRUMENTALISTS OR OTHERWISE - AUDITION REQUIRED:

9 - 12 years: Polyphonic Choir – Wednesday and/or Friday, 17:00-18:30 (or less) in Limonaia.                                                                                                                 
The group includes those who have participated in the choral workshop the previous year and new adolescent participants.
First lessons: a choice of 26 or 28 September 2018 hours 17 (those who already attend a course of solfeggio can make the time 17:30 - 19).

12/13 - 18 years: Youth Choir - Wednesday and/or Friday, 18;00-19:30  (or less) in Limonaia.
First lessons: a choice of 26 or 28 September 2018 at 18.

13 - 18 years: Madrigal Singers - Friday, 16:00-17:00.
First lesson: 21 September 2018. First concert: 21 October 2018