Appalachian Youth Chorale
This 10-week class will consist of weekly group sessions and occasional sessions for individual students. We will work on confidence while singing online alone and in a group, learn a song together, explore the text, write short poems/phrases/create art inspired by the song and its lyrics, and culminate the session with a final sharing for the class. All are welcome and no experience is required!
In addition to the main class sessions, students will receive two 20-minute sessions of personalized instruction during the semester.
Thank You to the Watauga Arts Council and NC Arts Council!
This semester of the Appalachian Youth Chorale is supported by a Grassroots Grant! This project was funded through the Watauga County Arts Council, a Designated County Partner of the North Carolina Arts Council (www.NCArts.org). CMS would like to thank Amber Bateman, Executive Director of the Watauga Arts Council, and the WAC team for making this grant possible!
Age: 7-14 (students age 15-18 may join as High School Mentors)
No prior singing experience is necessary.
Instructors: Dr. Meg Stohlmann (email@example.com) in partnership with the Hayes School of Music
Price: $250-$0 (with “Pay What You Can” options)
Location: Zoom (online)
Times: 5:00-5:45pm on Tuesdays for 10 weeks
A computer or tablet with the Zoom video conferencing app installed
A reliable Internet connection
(Suggested) Either a printer or a separate device from which to read your music
(Suggested) A higher-quality external microphone
Meet Our Staff
|Dr. Meg Stohlmann, Conductor and Artistic Director||Mr. Brandon Winbush, Assistant Choral Director and Collaborative Pianist|
What to Expect
When you come to a rehearsal with the Appalachian Youth Chorale, you will experience a fun and fast-paced rehearsal that focuses on developing musicianship skills along with vocal skills. We learn the basics of music note reading, utilizing solfege to learn how to sing music by sight. Additionally, we have fun exploring our voices and learning how to work together as a group. The rehearsal is a safe space for everyone to learn and grow in a positive environment. We sing a variety of music to include songs from around the world and from different time periods. We like to move and express music with our whole bodies. We teach performance etiquette and discipline but in a positive way that still allows for self expression. Above all, we are a place for young musicians to sing, inspire and celebrate their unique voices!