Voice Classes for Adults
Classes for trained vocalists as well as those with no prior experience! Our vocal classes cover a range of styles, and offer opportunities for group performances. Enjoy the camaraderie and fun of group singing in NMS’s friendly and collaborative environment.
Cabaret is a medium that combines the performers’ musicality and interpretive imagination in an intimate performance setting. Students in this class will explore different approaches to understanding what motivates a song, and work towards a public performance at the end of each term. Students will choose material in consultation with the instructor. An informal interview is required. Teens welcome with permission of instructor. Maximum of six students per class.
Explore the joy of singing together! Participants will prepare choral standards from composers of the Renaissance through 21st century. A basic audition is necessary to check for participant's ability to sing in tune, rhythmic accuracy and pitch memory. Participants should be prepared to sing "Happy Birthday" accompanied by the director and sing basic vocal exercises.
Rounds for Women
This singing class is for "tune-carrying" women who love to sing and who may or may not read music. Everyone learns the same melody and then the harmonic fun begins! Songs about nature, fun, time, love, sadness, peace, happiness in various styles. Modern and contemporary repertoire. Join us in this Sisterhood of Song!
Singing and Strumming
Come with your own ideas, or come to be inspired! Learn to structure lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm to express meaning and emotion in your art. Drop ins welcome - workshop includes a monthly coffee-house style performance.
Singing the Basics
Singing relaxes, energizes and entertains. This class will teach the fundamentals of voice in a low-pressure group setting. Each student will receive individual attention and do plenty of singing! Note: If enrollment exceeds four students, class will be extended to a one-hour session.
A combination of music and movement for participants 60-years and up who want to stay active in mind and body. Participants will explore low-intensity modern dance and vocal music of all styles. The class is designed to accommodate any level of physical ability and musical skill.