Pro Musica offers four 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.
- Primo Coro – 1st 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 – 7th/8th through high school
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
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.