BOLIVAR, Mo. — Teens who are interested in choral music are invited to join Bella Voce, a choral and vocal program for young voices, ages 11-18, sponsored by the Southwest Baptist University Department of Music.
“This is an excellent opportunity for homeschool students to participate in a choral setting, but it is open to all students,” said Jane Munson-Berg, assistant professor of voice and opera at SBU. “This music experience supplements what students might be receiving at school.”
Two choirs will meet during May and June with a final performance at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 28. Lyric Singers is a mixed choir for ages 12-18 that meets from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays from May 6 to June 24. Choralieres is a girls’ only choir for ages 11-18 that meets from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays from May 8 to June 26.
Tuition is $40 per person, which includes music purchase and accompanist fees. If a family has more than one student participating, tuition is adjusted to $30 per person.
Auditions are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 28, as an assessment for music selection.
“I want it to be as interesting and as challenging as I can,” Munson-Berg said. “I plan to challenge all levels of musicians.”
Munson-Berg earned a master of music in voice performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City and a diploma in opera and art song at the Hochschule fuer Music in Munich, West Germany. She has sung leading roles and solo appearances with opera and symphony productions across the U.S. and Europe.
To schedule an audition, call (417) 328-1645. For more information, call or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.