The Preparatory Chorus provides young singers ages 4-7 the opportunity to develop their voices and musicianship in an exciting, positive, age-appropriate atmosphere.

Students are introduced to unison choral music and beginning vocal technique. Repertoire selection encompasses a wide variety of genres, including classical, folk, sacred, secular, and multicultural. Singers will take first steps in reading from a choral octavo, increasing their ability to read both words and music. Students build listening and memory skills through weekly practice, and develop confidence and stage presence in preparation for their final performance.

Following the methodology of educator Zoltan Kodály, folk music, games, and dances foster the enjoyment of developing musical skills, including reading, writing, improvising, interpreting, and describing music. Students will use their voices, bodies, and rhythm instruments to make music, experience music, and internalize music. Musical concepts include loud/soft, fast/slow, high/low, beat, simple rhythmic values, pentatonic solfege, and simple meter.


Classes are held in San Francisco and Berkeley:

San Francisco location:
The Kanbar Performing Arts Center
44 Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Berkeley location:
The Crowden School
1475 Rose Street
Berkeley, CA 94702

Prep Chorus Year: September 9, 2017 - May 14, 2018
Class Schedule & Length: One 45-minute rehearsal per week
Performances: December 17, 2017 & May 19, 2018
Annual Tuition: $1,200 (need-based financial assistance available)

No audition is necessary for little singers to join Prep Chorus.

Please call the Prep hotline at 415-863-1752 x370 or email for more information. The deadline for enrolling your little singer is September 1, 2017.