- To create literate musicians and instill artistic excellence through choral music.
- To provide its members with a broad experience of choral singing through music from different time periods, cultures, and genres.
- To foster musical independence, leadership, self-confidence, teamwork, discipline, and commitment in all singers.
- To enrich the lives of singers from all cultural and economic backgrounds.
NSM Ensemble members will get the opportunity to work with distinguished guest artists and arts organizations through our Musical Connections program.
Training Choir | ages 5-7
Saturdays 9:00-9:50am | February 4 – June 17, 2017
Director: Rachael Chagat | Tuition: $325 | Register now!
Repertory Ambassadors | ages 8-16
Saturdays 10:00-11:50am | February 4 – June 17, 2017
Director: Rachael Chagat | Tuition: $400 | Register now!
Emphasis in this ensemble will be on proper vocal technique, sight reading skills, aural training, and musicianship. Singers will explore and perform secular, sacred, and popular music as well as music from different cultures and genres. This ensemble will exhibit the highest level of music making and choral singing.
*Membership in this choir is by audition only. More information will be available regarding auditions soon!
To schedule an audition time, please fill-out the sign-up form and the NSM office will contact you shortly to confirm date and time of placement audition. Questions? Contact NSM at 617.492.8105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Repertory Chorus Audition Requirements:
Prepared Song (memorized) – This song can be a folk song, a chorus song from school choir, a hymn, art song, Broadway song, patriotic song, multicultural song, etc. Please bring an extra copy for the pianist.
Happy Birthday (acapella) – The singer will be asked to sing this song without piano accompaniment and will only be given the starting pitch. Click here for a copy of the music.
Row, Row, Row Your Boat (canon) – The singer will be asked to sing this song in canon (a round ) with another person. The singer should be prepared to perform either part of the canon. Click here for a copy of the music.
Additional Audition activities:
Vocalises (warm-ups) to check range.
Tonal Memory and Ear Training – The singer will be asked to sing back, on ‘loo’, a short melody that has been sung to them. The singer will be asked sing back the different notes of a triad that have been played on the piano.
Rhythmic accuracy and Memory – The singer will be asked to echo a short rhythmic pattern that has been clapped to them.
Reading – The singer will be asked to read a short poem.