Pro Musica offers five different ensembles in one organization, providing challenges and skills-development at all stages from beginner to advanced. Each ensemble is designed to offer rewarding and fun performance opportunities and enriching experiences for your child to develop artistically, vocally and personally. If you are ready to enroll your singer CLICK HERE to go to our online registration page.
- Melody Makers – Pre-K (4 years old) through 1st grade
Melody Makers is a beginning class in choral music and includes games and activities designed to introduce musical dynamics, rhythm and notation. Participants learn to find and be confident in their singing voice. Singers demonstrate their new skills through a performance at Winter and Spring Concerts.
- Primo Coro – 2nd through 3rd/4th grade
Primo Coro is the entry-level choir for 1st grade through 3rd/4th grade singers. It is designed to introduce young singers to the choral experience and discover the unique abilities of their voice. Primo Coro singers should be able to independently read full sentences. Through weekly rehearsal and regular performances, members of Primo Coro learn about healthy vocal production, sing in unison and two parts, practice and perform basic rhythmic notation, sing in solfege, and discover new musical terms and symbols. Primo Coro singers develop poise and confidence while building a sense of responsibility for themselves within an ensemble.
- Canterini – 3rd/4th through 7th/8th grade
This is the intermediate ensemble in the organization and continues the development of good singing practice that is begun in Primo Coro. Students sing music in three and four parts and are given skills to expand their vocal ranges and musical understanding. They are introduced to music containing complex rhythms and independent vocal lines. Students continue to work on developing good singing and rehearsal habits. Students participate in several performances throughout the year. Singers in Canterini develop a strong sense of teamwork, confidence and poise.
- Harmonia – 8th grade through high school – Placement Assessment required for new singers
Harmonia is an advanced ensemble for singers through senior year of high school who are able to make a significant commitment of time, possess a more mature tone and excellent intonation, show music reading and fundamental sight-singing skills, and have a beginning knowledge of music theory. Harmonia singers can maintain focus in a weekly two-hour rehearsal, have developed performance poise, and are able to sing independently in three and four parts. They meet significant performance demands and are expected to be independent learners.
- A Cappella – through high school – Placement Assessment required for new singers
This mixed-voice ensemble draws treble voices from Harmonia, via audition, and changed male voices. A Cappella rehearses once a week for an hour and performs in several concerts per year. Singers in A Cappella possess a mature tone, excellent intonation, solid music reading and fundamental sight-singing skills, and a beginning knowledge of music theory. They are able to sing independently in four or more parts and are expected to be independent learners.
- Music Theory – 5th grade through high school
This new offering will provide instruction on written and aural elements of music. Instructors will work to meet students where they are in their music theory development, so students can come in at any level. The class will be divided into groups, based on the results of a simple assessment.
Students will advance their knowledge of the elements of music including key signatures, note reading, intervals, scales, chords, and rhythmic notation. Ear training will be incorporated into the class. The focus will be on the development of music theory understanding to enhance choral performance. Some small homework assignments should be expected.