Our Treble choir is for girl and boy singers in 2nd-8th grades. In Treble, we learn all the fundamentals for correct vocal production. We focus on breathing, vowel formation, intonation, articulation, and more -- as we rehearse a wide variety of songs. We sing in unison and harmony, which strengthens our ability to hear and hold vocal part. Treble performs all over the RVA area throughout the year, as well as three performances for Friends & Family. No audition is necessary for Treble, just a desire to sing, learn and have fun along the way!
Our first level audition choir, Harmony, is designed to further the vocal development of girls in grades 6-12. Harmony rehearsals consist of more vocal coaching, more advanced music reading, and a higher performance level expectation. Harmony members are required to commit for the entire performance season, and outside practice time is more significant. Girls are encouraged to sing with Treble for at least a year before auditioning for Harmony, although exceptions can be made for singers with sufficient experience. The Harmony auditions are held each May for the following performance season (September-June).
Encore is our top-level audition choir for girls in grade 6-12. Encore sings a wide variety of vocal styles (classic choral, musical theater, pop, jazz, acapella) in two to five-part harmony. Extensive focus is given to proper vocal production, musicality, and performance. Encore requires a one-year commitment and significant practice time is also required. Auditions are held each May for the following season (September - June). Girls are encouraged to sing with Harmony for at least one year each before auditioning for Encore. However, exceptions can be made for singers with sufficient experience.
Brittany Anderson began her love for music and theatre in a group just like YMS! She continued to participate in theater and choirs throughout high school and college. Most of her performing happens now in post-dinner dance & lip-sync parties with her family! She received her degree in Education and now finds great joy in combining her loves of music and teaching children.
Katie Wilson has over 20 years of experience working with children, music, and musical children! When she is not directing the Young Midlothian Singers, Katie also teaches private piano and voice lessons, and group piano/music theory classes to young children. Katie loves reading, traveling, seeing live music and theater, and spending time with her four children.