As part of our continued series on the many classes we are offering, we are now turning to one of our most popular classes from last season: our “High Notes” children’s chorus!
“High Notes” is one of the classes involved in our Junior Production, which will be held on the big stage on Saturday, April 9th. The Junior Production will combine the chorus, the dance classes, and acting classes into one memorable performance of “Alice in Wonderland!”
In this fun class, students ages 5-12 will explore music by learning how to sing in a chorus. Using singing
experiences through imitation, their training will include developing vocal skills, musicianship and sight singing skills, rhythm, and harmony.
We are thrilled to introduce you to Laura Jenkins, who will be leading this exciting class. Laura holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Music, Voice Performance, from the University of Massachusetts. A classically trained soprano, Laura has appeared in a variety of venues and genres throughout Western Massachusetts and the Providence, RI area, including recital, oratorio, operetta and musical theatre/cabaret settings. She has been a featured soloist with the Pioneer Valley Symphony, Keene Chorale, Arcadia Players and Quinnebaug Singers. She has also been a regular performer for the Tuesday Morning Music Club and Wistariahurst Museum Recital Series in Springfield, MA. Laura has also taught voice as an instructor at the Springfield Community Music School for ten years, as well as running a private studio out of her home for over twenty years. As a director, Laura was music director at West Springfield Covenant Community church for many years, coordinating and leading music worship as well as conducting both adult and children’s choirs. Here in Providence she has appeared with the Providence Singers both as a chorister and soloist, and serves on the music team at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Laura has four children, aged 5 to 19, and is currently the Music Director for our MainStage production of “The Wiz.”
This class will fill quickly! Space is limited so register today.
As always, let us know if you have any questions…
~Jen Roca for the rest of the #AWIProgress gang