- private 30-, 45-, or 60-minute weekly lesson
- musicianship class
Choir is recommended for all CPSM students, ages 5 and up, regardless of their choice of instrumental major. CPSM offers two choirs: Training Choir (ages 5 -11) and Lyric Choir (11-14). In choir rehearsal, students enjoy learning how to sing parts, and how to harmonize their voices in an ensemble setting.
Voice lessons are available for students ages 10 and older. With continued stress on musicianship, students will explore the basic fundamentals of coordinating the physical and vocal mechanisms of breathing, projection and resonance through vocal exercises, and the experience of learning song repertoire. Students will discover their singing voice in a healthy, supportive, and engaging atmosphere. Solo singing and small ensembles (duets and trios) help students gain experience and confidence. Voice students explore classical, musical theatre, and folk song styles in English and Classical languages.
When eligible and advised by their teacher, voice students will be encouraged to participate in the Opera Workshop in which students sing, act, and perform. Performances of opera selections by Mozart, Bizet, Menotti, and Gilbert and Sullivan and others as well as musicals are presented.
Students in their senior year are encouraged to present a short senior recital encompassing works studied throughout their CPSM years.