Chorus, Choirs and Vocal Ensembles

National Girls Chorus

"Empowering Girls to Find Their Voice"

National Girls Chorus is a sorority of encouragement for young ladies in grades two through twelve from all ethnic and economic backgrounds pursuing an extraordinary music education and opportunities for performing excellence. In addition to helping each singer realize her artistic potential, we cultivate healthy self-esteem, self-reliance and leadership skills within a sisterhood of love, reverence and support. Our hope for every young lady is for her to develop a lifelong desire for the creative arts, community service and bringing her own unique gift to the world.

National Girls Chorus has rolling auditions throughout the year, as well as scheduled auditions in the summer and January. Children ages 7 to 17 from DC, Maryland, and Virginia are encouraged to audition for the chorus.  No preparation or experience is necessary, a simple session with the Music Director will take about 15 minutes. 

To schedule an audition, please call 202-581-1043 Ext.709, or  send an email to JacquelineBanks@NationalConservatoryOfArts.org.  Potential singers need not prepare a song in advance, but if they do, it should be one that reflects their inner beauty.

Location: Northwest Campus  

Rehearsals take place: 1810 16th Street NW, 3rd Floor, Washington DC 20009

Tuesdays from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. Rehearsals run year around.

Tuition: $60 per month, in our monthly installment plan

Members of our music based after school program, The Capital City Music Project, are automatically enrolled in this class and attend during their regular class time.


Boys Vocal Ensemble

The Boys Vocal Ensemble focuses on the study and performance of solo and ensemble repertoire written specifically for the young male's vocal range, as well as works traditionally performed by boy singers.  Class members build a foundation of vocal technique with an emphasis on posture, breath, tone production, and diction.  Sight reading and ensemble listening also supports the development of critical musicianship skills.  For boys 7 years and upward.

To schedule an audition, please call 202-581-1043 Ext.709, or  send an email to JacquelineBanks@NationalConservatoryOfArts.org.  Potential singers need not prepare a song in advance,

Location: Northwest Campus  

Rehearsals take place: 1810 16th Street NW, 3rd Floor, Washington DC 20009

Tuesdays from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. Rehearsals run year around.

Tuition: $60 per month, in our monthly installment plan

Members of our music based after school program, The Capital City Music Project, are automatically enrolled in this class and attend during their regular class time.


Capital Hill Children's Choir

The Primary Choir (PK -2)

This choir will be a mostly unison singing choir. The song literature will be primarily folk songs.  It is intended that students will learn to sing in tune, vocal development and  performance skills.

To schedule an audition, please call 202-581-1043 Ext.709, or send an email to JacquelineBanks@NationalConservatoryOfArts.org.  Potential singers need not prepare a song in advance,just sit for a standard voice evaluation which only takes 10-minutes..

Location: Southwest Campus  

Rehearsals take place: 900 4th Street SW, Lower Level, Washington DC 20024

Thursdays from 4:30 - 5:30 pm. Rehearsals run year around.

Tuition: $60 per month, in our monthly installment plan

 

The Intermediate Choir (3rd -5th grades)

This choir will be conducted with similar goals but using the language of origin and 2-part.  The program of music will be varied both folk and popular music.  Emphasis on personal vocal development is the primary goal.

Location: Southwest Campus  

Rehearsals take place: 900 4th Street SW, Lower Level, Washington DC 20024

Thursdays from 5:45 -  6:45 pm. Rehearsals run year around.

Tuition: $60 per month, in our monthly installment plan


Adult Choir

The Adult Choir will  work on short programs with a wide variety of music.  We will tackle some classical, folk and popular music. The conductor hopes to improve participants vocal quality as wells as provide a musical challenge.  Lessons will be conducted with all voice parts present. It is expected that participants will take time between sessions to practice and learn parts already covered.

To schedule an audition, please call 202-581-1043 Ext.709, or  send an email to JacquelineBanks@NationalConservatoryOfArts.org.  Potential singers should prepare 2 songs of contrasting styles for their audition as well as sit for a vocal and ear evaluation.

Location: Northwest Campus  

Rehearsals take place: 1810 16th Street NW, 3rd Floor, Washington DC 20009

Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8 pm. Rehearsals run year around.

Tuition: $75 per month, in our monthly installment plan