Rainier Youth Choirs

Bella Voce members can match pitch, work cooperatively with others, and participate with focus and a positive attitude.  Home practice is expected so that learnings will 'stick' from week to week.  Music reading skills are not required for membership.

Rehearsals are fast-paced, focused, fun, and purposeful.  Warm-ups begin each rehearsal introducing and developing important fundamentals in vocal development and ear training.  Music concepts are taught using high quality literature and Kod├íly techniques, including moveable 'do' solfege.  Rehearsals often include music games as a fun way to build community and skills.

Regular, on time attendance will ensure that the careful sequencing of instruction benefits each child as much as possible.

'Bella Voce' (behl'-lah voh'-chay) means 'beautiful voice' in Italian.

* Meets once weekly at Cedar Heights Middle School, Mondays 5:30-6:45 PM

* Grades 4 and up

* Directed by Amy Ballard

* A training program introducing vocal, theory and performing skills in preparation for the Colla Voce program.

Photos by Kathy Gendreau