Minuet Level (ages 7-8, no experience)

Members of the Minuet Level are introduced to the formal structure of a choral ensemble—seating, rehearsal protocol, choral tone and blend. Musical terms are taught and used freely in an environment where students are encouraged to be curious, ask questions, and seek answers. Vocal technique, vowel formation, breathing, diction and phrasing are emphasized in order to create a beautiful and professional sound, while sight-singing intervals and rhythms will be practiced in Kodály training. Minuet Level students will have the privilege of working weekly with the following esteemed personnel:

Lisa Fenderson, conductor (Los Angeles)
Lisa Fenderson, Kelly Adams, Arie Moriguchi, Lavone Seetal and Roxanne Madsen, Kodály musicianship instructors (Los Angeles)
Sarah Childers, conductor (New York)
Sarah Meadows, Kodály musicianship instructor (New York)