Conservatory Program

Conservatory Program and Academy Program

Academy Program

Membership in YVC’s traditional program

  • The outstanding choral music education program that we have always offered
  • The same choirs – TrebleMakers, Choristers, Brio, Concert Choir, VoiceMale and Signature
  • Same tuition based on the choir
  • Same high standards, focus on music literacy and wonderful performances

Conservatory Program with Music Theory Certification 

Available to singers in all YVC Choirs

Membership in YVC’s traditional program 

Additional tuition of $25. This is a special introductory rate for 2018-19

Includes a subscription to Breezin’ Thru Theory, special printed materials and YVC written and aural theory exam

  • The Music Theory program will require at least 30 minutes of homework per week
  • There are eight levels of music theory – YVC will administer a written comprehensive test as the culminating activity for each level completed
  • Most of our choir members will need to begin with Level One exam, but we have a pretest that can be administered to determine an individualís music theory knowledge
  • If the singer passes the exam they receive the Young Voices Conservatory Music Theory Certificate
  • Singers may also register for and take the Royal Schools of Music Certification Theory Exam which incur additional fees

Conservatory Program with Music Theory AND Voice Certification 

Available to singers in all YVC Choirs

Membership in YVC’s traditional program

Additional tuition of $150. This is a special introductory rate for 2018-19

Music Theory Program as described above

PLUS

Voice Certification Program includes 6 short voice lessons  with YVC staff member and all materials (music, recordings, accompanist, recital and YVC exams)

  • The Voice program will require at least 60 minutes of at home practice per week
  • Singers prepare and present a selection of four songs chosen from the prescribed list
    • One unaccompanied folk song
    • One accompanied folk song from Royal Schools of Music list A
    • One accompanied art song from Royal Schools of Music list B
    • One accompanied show tune from Royal Schools of Music list C
  • The following categories are assessed for each piece
    • Pitch (both note accuracy and intonation)
    • Time (rhythm and tempo)
    • Tone
    • Shape (musical phrasing and expression)
    • Performance

There are eight levels of Voice Certification – YVC will administer a voice exam as the culminating activity for each level completed 

The Singing exam level must be the same as the singer’s theory exam level

If the singer passes the exam they receive the Young Voices Conservatory Voice Certificate

Singers may also register and take the Royal Schools of Music Certification Singing Exam which incur additional fees