Washington Heights Choir School is a free after-school program for children from Kindergarten to 5th grade. Our purpose is to train children to achieve early excellence and growth through music and arts education. Students receive individualized attention in a dynamic, creative, structured, and hands-on setting, from caring and inspiring teachers who are accomplished professionals in their areas of instruction. We help translate the early confidence and accomplishment students enjoy to other areas of their lives, preparing them for a lifetime of music and creative enjoyment, while building families, the parish, and the surrounding community through singing and the arts.
Donate: Donate online (select “Choir School” under “Purpose”) or make checks payable to Holyrood Church, WHCS in memo
Washington Heights Choir School (WHCS) accepts any neighborhood child on a first-come, first-served basis. The program is free to all children, thanks to grants and donations from our supporters. Students receive daily music instruction using curriculum and activities based on John Feierabend’s and Justine Ward’s classroom methods and using the RSCM Voice for Life materials. Classes are carefully designed to introduce and reinforce reading, motor skills, logic, spatial awareness, self-confidence and problem-solving. Supplementary courses include art and visual literacy, handchime ensembles, group piano lessons, and instrumental ensembles (Nina Stern’s S’Cool Sounds program). Students also receive a healthy snack and extended homework help each day. The program runs throughout the school year, Monday-Fridays 3:30-6:00, and has a strict daily attendance policy for all students.
Current Events: Spring 2016
January 11, 2016 – Spring Semester begins
January 31, 2016 – Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Treble Choir Festival
February 5, 2016 – Holyrood Church, Friday Evensong
February 14, 2016 – Holyrood Church, St. Valentine’s Day
March 4, 2016 – Holyrood Church, Friday Evensong
April 8, 2016 – Holyrood Church, Friday Evensong
May 1, 2016 – Holyrood Church, Friday Evensong
May 15, 2016 – Holyrood Church, Pentecost
June 3, 2016 – Holyrood Church, Friday Evensong
June 5, 2016 – Holyrood Church, RSCM Awards Sunday
Our Supporters and Friends
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