Voice

At the Colburn School, we teach young vocalists to master their instrument through private voice lessons, vocal classes, and choirs. Our experienced faculty helps students realize physical awareness, performance, and audition etiquette while advancing and improving vocal techniques.

Private Instruction in Voice

Voice students age 13 and older can enroll in singing lessons from our renowned faculty. Interested individuals are required to submit an inquiry form. Before enrollment, the department chair may request an interview and/or audition to determine placement with a proper faculty member.

For children under age 13, a vocal assessment will help determine next steps for your child’s continued vocal development. Consultation includes conversation with vocal department chair Michael Stevens, followed by two 45-minute private lessons with a voice faculty member. Following the consultation, a recommendation will be made to determine if the student should proceed with private vocal study or if group classes may be more beneficial.

Voice students are encouraged to enroll in music theory classes. Theory study enhances vocal training and builds a strong foundation for future musical progress.

If your child loves to sing, but you are unsure if they are ready for private instruction, this assessment will help determine next steps for your child’s continued vocal development. Consultation includes conversation with vocal department chair Michael Stevens, followed by two 45 minute private lessons with a voice faculty member. Following the consultation, a recommendation will be made to determine if the student should proceed with private vocal study or if group classes may be more beneficial. This is a simple way to learn more about your child’s voice from Colburn’s highly professional voice faculty. 

 

For questions, please contact Michael Stevens at mstevens@colburnschool.edu

Group Classes

Ages 14 – 20. Singing and acting techniques often seem to be “at odds” with one another, but are they really? Learn to connect with the text and perform the song in your own unique and affecting way. This class will include basic instruction on vocal technique and focus on learning and performing solo repertoire, as well as, basic acting technique and strategies for combining the two in an understandable way that will help you with current and future auditions and performances. Audition interviews and pre-approval required, please contact mstevens@colburnschool.edu for further information.

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Michael Stevens 14yr - 20yr 08/27 - 05/13 Sa 05:30 pm - 06:30 pm $1133.00

Ensembles

For singers ages 5–18, the Community School offers choral ensembles designed to teach musicianship, build musicality, and develop expression and performance skills.

We’re excited to announce that choirs will return to the Community School this fall! Information regarding ensemble offerings and how to audition and register will be announced in July. Please stay tuned.

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Basic introduction to choral singing. The group focuses on fundamentals of singing, solfeggio, listening and basic music theory concepts. The ensemble will meet weekly & prepare to participate in one major concert per semester.

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Adrian Dunn 5yr - 10yr 08/27 - 05/13 Sa 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm $1125.00

Basic introduction to choral singing. The group focuses on fundamentals of singing, solfeggio, listening and basic music theory concepts. The ensemble will meet weekly & prepare to participate in one major concert per semester.

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Adrian Dunn 10yr - 13yr 08/27 - 05/13 Sa 01:00 pm - 02:30 pm $1295.00

The Colburn Concert Choir develops members’ use of voice, stylistic nuances, blend, and performance decorum. The ensemble commits to several performances, including regularly scheduled concerts in Colburn’s Zipper Hall as well as other local venues. Past groups have traveled to China, South America, and Europe. Members should expect to commit to meetings lasting one to three hours each week along with pre-concert rehearsals on Fridays during select weeks throughout the year. Participation in this ensemble requires a year-long commitment in the fall and spring semester.  

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Adrian Dunn 12yr - 18yr 08/27 - 05/13 Sa 03:30 pm - 05:30 pm $1495.00