Choir School / Escuela de Coro

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About Us
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.

Staff
Christine Bancroft
Louise Crowley
Jairo Noboa
Emibel Solano
Sheila Suarez
Amaranta Viera
Sam Westley

Donate: Donate online (select “Choir School” under “Purpose”) or make checks payable to Holyrood Church, WHCS in memo

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Our Program
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.

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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

 

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Our Supporters and Friends

Holyrood Church

Episcopal Charities

Church of the Resurrection

All Our Children, Trinity Wall Street

Saint Thomas Fifth Avenue

Saint Thomas Choir School

Gotham Early Music Scene

S’Cool Sounds

RSCM America

St Paul’s Choir School

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